OUR TALENT POOL

Our business model is to offer our clients advisory and support services only from highly qualified individuals who have a proven track record working within the industry for well-respected companies, whether those individuals are Directors or self-employed Consultants, our Talent Pool. We offer our clients a service from the most experienced, collaborative, motivated and skilled people available. Our people enjoy what they do and are focussed on getting the right outcomes for clients.

 

All our people are multi-disciplinary and multi-skilled and can undertake discrete pieces of advisory or review work or manage, oversee or support larger projects.

The following are the skills for the core team. Due to ongoing assignments the availability of our people, both Directors and Talent Pool, will change from time to time. To determine whether we have the right skills for you please contact us by email or telephone.

Our people include:

Director and General Counsel of International Insurer and Lloyd’s Syndicate with 20 + years’ experience.

Specialist areas:

  • Management and oversight of significant projects involving:
  • Restructuring and Part VII arrangements
  • Solvency II implementation
  • Development, review and implementation of governance, risk and control frameworks
  • Responding to skilled persons reviews
  • Remediation of issues following skilled persons review
  • Corporate governance reviews
  • Development, review and implementation of MI for Board and Board Committees
  • Internal investigations
  • Development of approach to licensing
  • Managing regulatory and government relationships
  • Review and restructuring legal and compliance departments to meet business needs and ensure effectiveness

Compliance, internal audit and risk management specialist. Chartered accountant with 25+ years’ experience at household names operating at board level in the Lloyd’s and international insurance market.

Specialist areas:

  • Regulatory compliance framework design and reviews
  • Internal audit function design and quality assessments
  • Risk management framework design and effectiveness reviews
  • Preparation for regulatory reviews, applications and interviews
  • Information security framework design and reviews
  • Corporate governance and board/committee effectiveness reviews

Experienced compliance professional with 35 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s Market operating at board and senior management level for a number of notable managing agents.

Specialist areas:

  • Development, review and implementation of control frameworks including alignment with risk management controls
  • Financial crime: risk assessment, control monitoring, documentation and training
  • Development, review and implementation of conduct risk models including documentation, MI and remediation
  • Modernising board and committee structures, conducting board evaluations
  • Dealing with applications under the Senior Managers regime and carrying out skill assessments
  • Responding to Skilled Person reviews
  • Remediation of regulatory requirements
  • Automated compliance monitoring
  • Writing and updating policies to adhere to current best practice

Qualified Company Secretary with 20 years’ experience in both public and private companies.  Former Company Secretary of PLC with extensive governance experience.

Specialist areas:

  • Governance and effectiveness
  • Board support on either projects or regular business
  • Regulated entities including insurers, Lloyd’s syndicates and brokers

Compliance specialist with over 15 years experience at UK, regional and international level and is the Former Chief Compliance Officer for global US insurers.

Specialist areas:

  • Control frameworks: design and implementation
  • Conduct risk: models, MI and remediation
  • Responding to Skilled Person reviews
  • Remediation of regulatory issues
  • Culture: defining, measuring, reporting
  • Automated compliance monitoring

Senior Claims professional with 30 years’ experience in Lloyd’s and London market. Former head of claims for a Lloyd’s syndicate. Legally qualified with current practicing certificate.

Specialist areas:

  • Technical claims handling in MAT, Energy and Political Risk classes of business
  • Claims management reviews including effectiveness of management and MI
  • Design and implementation of claims processes including authoring of process documentation
  • Design and delivery of training at all levels using a variety of media

Experienced operations and change professional with over 30 years in the Lloyd’s and London market operating at board and senior management level within the market and Corporation. FCII and MBA qualified.

Specialist areas:
Management and oversight of projects involving…

  • Operations
  • Change and Business Transformation
  • Regulatory and Market Change
  • Stakeholder management at all levels
  • Setting up and leading teams

Experienced IT & Operations professional with 20 years’ experience across General Insurance, Reinsurance, Lloyd’s and Life Assurance operating at Executive level.  Certified 6 Sigma Black Belt and Prince MSP.

Specialist areas:

  • Working with Boards to deliver complex change programmes from inception to business as usual
  • Defining and delivering IT Strategies aligned to business goals and budgets
  • Driving business benefits through process optimisation focussing on People, Process & Systems to deliver short/medium/long term benefits
  • Vendor Management – establishing new relationships & improving existing ones, track record in delivering value to the business whilst building partnerships with vendors
  • Dealing with complex people issues – building and enhancing capabilities to support the business’s targets and goals

Internal Audit specialist and Compliance Monitoring Consultant in the Lloyd’s Market, Sales Project Manager and Senior Investment Banking Operations Specialist within market leading US and European banks, with over 12 years of experience in the Financial Services. MIBA Graduate.

Specialist areas:

  • Eight years of Internal Audit experience within the Lloyd’s market focusing on underwriting, governance and regulatory reviews across a range of medium sized Lloyd’s syndicates
  • Experience of presenting reports at Audit Committee level and to PRA representatives, specifically for thematic reviews carried out on underwriting and pricing
  • Professional knowledge of Lloyd’s and external insurance regulatory and SOX reporting requirements
  • Strong risk based approach to planning and enacting detailed requirements of the Audit Plan
  • Experience in dealing with and communicating to professional stakeholders of all levels
  • Experienced Project Manager and delivered results on time and in budget in investment banking
  • Professional knowledge of a multitude of operating systems in insurance and investment banking
  • Diploma in Economic Engineering and a Masters in International Business Administration

Compliance Director for major Reinsurance broker and former FSA regulator with 25+ years’ experience in the Financial Services market.

Specialist areas:

  • Corporate Governance and Senior Insurance Managers Regime.
  • Conduct Risk: Lloyd’s Managing Agents and implementation of MS11 requirements.
  • Insurance: Conduct of Business – review of operating model in response to FCA VREQ requirements.
  • Reviews of key Policies and Procedures, specifically in response to FCA Section 166 process.
  • New businesses: authorisations of brokers and MGAs.
  • Reviews of delegated authority arrangements (Lloyd’s and non-Lloyd’s).
  • Legacy: extensive exposure to Solvent Schemes, Part VII business transfers and other measures involving finality of “run-off” businesses.
  • Compliance Officer and MLRO (CF10/CF11) for authorised Investment Company, specialising in Insurance-Linked Securities and other “non-traditional” insurance instruments.
  • Up-to-date business-as-usual responsibility for Sanctions and Licensing referrals.

A Senior Consultant with over 7 years in the industry.

Specialist areas:

  • IDD issues including, training staff, developing remuneration and other policies, creating IPIDs and client disclosure documents
  • Financial Crime including a creating a Financial Crime Framework and advising on the potential impact on proposed risks
  • Leading a KYC team at an international broker
  • Certified GDPR Practitioner with experience of developing data retention and privacy policies
  • disseminating how regulatory change (including Insurance & Enterprise Act, SIMR and Transparency at Renewal) will affect a firms’ operations, informing senior stakeholders and putting a compliance plan in place
  • conducting international licensing research

Compliance specialist with extensive business experience including former CEO of insurance intermediary, Head of Telematics business unit and former FCA regulator.

Specialist areas:

  • Conduct risk frameworks including conduct risk assessments, MI and governance.
  • Oversight of outsourced arrangements (delegated authorities, TPA’s and AR’s)
  • Product governance
  • Executive and Non- Executive Conduct Risk training
  • FCA interaction

A Senior Consultant with over 30 years in the banking industry.

Specialist areas:

  • Advice, implementation and monitoring of processes / procedures for risk and regulatory & compliance issues, ensuring regulatory standards are applied at all times.
  • Creating a Financial Crime Framework, Governance and Terms of Reference and advising on the potential impact of relocating legal entities.
  • Sourcing and Leading a Remediation team on a IRD mis-selling programme
  • The provision of decision making capabilities to both operational and programmatic support to a range of organisations, advising clients on Financial Crime issues
  • Disseminating how regulatory change affects a banks operations and obligations so as to present compliant plans and processes to senior stakeholders to successfully help drive into a ‘BAU’ environment
  • Conducting Hybrid PM and BA activities in various methodologies, across the full banking product suite and banking disciplines
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