POOL REINSURANCE

Our People

At the heart of our culture is a commitment to providing the best in class services and solutions which are needed to drive resilience to terrorism risk across Great Britain.

The Board

Angela Knight, CBE

Chair

Angela Knight joined Pool Re in November 2021 as Chair of the Board. Mrs Knight‘s current non-executive directorships include Encore Capital Group Inc, Provident Financial Group plc, Taylor Wimpey plc (until April 2022) and Arbuthnot Latham Ltd. Prior to joining Pool Re, Mrs Knight was the Senior Independent Director at TP ICAP plc and Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification. She has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, having been a Member of Parliament and Treasury Minister (Economic Secretary), and prior to that worked for many years in the engineering industry. Since Parliament, she has been the Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association and the CEO of Energy UK, as well as serving on several company Boards.

Denise N Jager

Director

Director and Chair of the Remuneration, Nominations and Conflicts Committee. Until June 2019, Denise was a corporate finance lawyer, and Client Development Partner at Eversheds Sutherland LLP, where she is now a consultant. Formerly she was Company Secretary and General Counsel of Asda Group plc. She is the Senior Independent Director of Bellway plc, Senior Independent Director at Y2019 Limited, Chairman of St Giles Trust and Pro Chancellor and Chair of Council of the University of York.

Andrew G Skirton

Senior Independent Director

A director since December 2011, Mr Skirton is the Company’s Senior Independent Director. He was Acting Chairman of the Company between March – December 2021.  Mr Skirton was Non-executive Chairman of Gartmore Group Limited between 2007 and 2011, and Co-Global Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Global Investors between 2002 and 2006.

Barbara J Merry

Director

Ms Merry has been a director since February 2019 and has chaired the Risk & Audit Committee since late 2019. Ms Merry was formerly employed at the Corporation of Lloyd’s (1985-1999), as MD of Omega Underwriting Limited (1999-2001) and as CEO of Hardy Underwriting Group plc (2002-2014). She is now a portfolio non-executive director with Domestic & General Insurance Limited, Ed Broking LLP/Globe Underwriting Limited, Argus Group Holdings Limited, Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited and BGC Brokers LP/BGC European Holdings LP.

Alan Rubenstein

Director

Alan, who is chair of the board of NHBC (the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK), has over thirty years’ experience in pensions, insurance, asset management and investment banking. He was chief executive of the Pension Protection Fund between 2009 and 2018, protecting the pension entitlements of approximately 11 million members of Defined Benefit Schemes in the UK. Alan is also a non executive director at esure Group plc and a trustee director and chair of the Investment Sub-committee for the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme.

Claudio Gienal

Director

Claudio became chief executive officer in September 2018, with responsibility for oversight of all AXA’s business activities in the UK and Ireland. He previously served as chief strategic officer for the AXA Group.

Adam Charles Winslow

Director

Mr Winslow joined the Board of Pool Re in November 2021. He has been Chief Executive of Aviva, UK and Ireland GI, since 2021. Prior to joining Aviva, Mr Winslow worked at AIG from 2015 and was Chief Executive Officer, Global Life Insurance and CEO, International Life and Retirement. Before that, Mr Winslow was Director of Strategic Partnerships at Aviva.

Dame Susan Owen

Director

Dame Sue Owen DCB was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2020, following nomination by HM Treasury. She is an economist with over 30 years’ experience in government, including 14 years at Treasury. She led the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport from 2013-19, having also worked in the British Embassy Washington, No. 10, International Development and as Strategy Director General in Work & Pensions. Having retired from the civil service in 2019, she now chairs the Governors of the Royal Ballet and, in addition to her role at Pool Re, is a non-executive Director at Pool Re Nuclear, Serco plc, Pantheon International plc, Methera Global Communications, Opera Holland Park, and a member of the DAF NV Supervisory Board.

executive Leadership Team

Tom Clementi

Tom Clementi

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Aves

Peter Aves

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Tracey Paul

Tracey Paul

Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

Rhodri Cruwys

Rhodri Cruwys

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Ed Butler CBE DSO

Ed Butler CBE DSO

Chief Resilience Officer

Steve Coates

Steve Coates

Chief Underwriting Officer

Ian Coulman

Ian Coulman

Chief Investment Officer

Team

Steve Burr

Steve Burr

Chief Actuary

Claire Matyus-Flynn

Claire Matyus-Flynn

Head of Marketing

Chris Medhurst-Cocksworth

Chris Medhurst-Cocksworth

Head of Risk Consulting

Katy Huang

Katy Huang

Head of IT and Digital Transformation

Jonathan Cloke

Jonathan Cloke

Senior Investment Officer

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

Head of Customer Engagement

Kevin Hayes

Kevin Hayes

Head of Finance

Margo Landells

Margo Landells

Head of Enterprise Risk Management

Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall

Technical Manager

Caitlin Ross

Caitlin Ross

Senior Marketing Generalist

Grace McIntyre

Grace McIntyre

Senior Marketing Generalist

Chris Yeates

Chris Yeates

Senior Strategy Analyst

Sheena Tanna

Sheena Tanna

Senior Financial Accountant

Sachin Patel

Sachin Patel

Investment Accountant

Alex Gynn

Alex Gynn

Accountant

Jasmine Gardiner

Jasmine Gardiner

Finance Assistant

Stephen Spinks

Stephen Spinks

Claims Manager

Becca Stewart

Becca Stewart

Threat Analyst

Katie Hedges

Katie Hedges

Executive PA to the CEO

Ata Mineva

Ata Mineva

Front of House Coordinator

Rutvik Mehta

Head of IT Operations

Mark Susca

Senior Risk Consultant

Ewan Lawson

Senior Actuary

Thanas Prifti

Applications and IT Operations Support

Taryn Jones

Deputy Company Secretary and Governance Officer

Kai Sun

Exposure Management Analyst

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