‘Perceptive Underwriting’

The Team

Ian Whistondale

Ian Whistondale FRSA  

Nexus Co-Founder & Non Executive Director

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Ian has worked in the London insurance market for the past 30 years. He has founded and managed many successful insurance underwriting and brokerage businesses, including an eponymous Lloyd’s Broker. As an investor and consultant to insurance and other business start-up ventures, Ian has an excellent understanding of the increasing risks and challenges that face the SME sector.

Colin Thompson

Colin Thompson BA Hons  

Founder & Executive Chairman

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Colin was Professional Lines Manager with Axis Specialty Europe Ltd prior to founding the Nexus Group. Starting out his career with a BA (Hons) Law Degree, he moved into insurance where he developed his wide knowledge of the industry through varying responsibilities, including Executive Protection Unit Manager and Transaction Liability Manager, for Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SA and as D&O Line Manager at CNA Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd.

Tim Coles

Tim Coles  

Chief Executive Officer

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Prior to joining Nexus, Tim was with Hyperion Insurance Group for 13 expansive years. There he founded Howden’s leading investment industry division, was CEO of Howden London and then CEO of Howden Broking Group. Before that, Tim served in the British Army for 13 years with the Parachute Regiment and Special Forces.​

Hugh Morland

Hugh Morland MA (Oxon)  

Nexus Co-Founder & Deputy Chairman

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Hugh has extensive experience of the insurance market that covers a period in excess of 40 years. He was previously Marsh Finpro Managing Director and also a member of the European Executive Committee. Prior to these commitments, he was Chief Executive Officer of Bowring Marsh and McLennan’s Finpro Division. Additionally he was Chief Executive Officer of their UK retail operations. Hugh’s European expertise was honed when, as Chief Executive Officer of CNA Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd, he oversaw the Company’s entire European operations.

Dan Topping

Dan Topping MCSI ACIS  

Non Executive Director for NUML


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Dan joined the Nexus Board in August 2014 following B. P. Marsh & Partners Plc’s investment in the Group. He has been an active investment professional in the private equity industry in Europe since 2007, and joined the Board of B. P. Marsh in 2011.

He currently serves on the boards of CBC UK Limited, Asia Reinsurance Brokers Pte Limited (Singapore), Bastion Reinsurance Brokerage (PTY) Limited (South Africa), Bulwark Investment Holdings (PTY) Limited (South Africa), Property And Liability Underwriting Managers (PTY) Limited (South Africa), CBC UK Limited (UK), The Fiducia MGA Company Limited (UK), Sterling Insurance PTY Ltd (Australia), MB Insurance Group PTY Ltd (Australia). Dan graduated from the University of Durham in 2005 and is a member of the CISI and the ICSA.

Jeremy Adams

Jeremy Adams MA ACII  

Non Executive Director

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Jeremy has had extensive experience in the insurance industry for 35 years, including Chief Executive of Novae Syndicates, one of the five founding directors of Special Risk Services, and broking many different classes of business with Willis and Aon. He brings invaluable independent insight and scrutiny for the group going forward.

Stuart Rouse

Stuart Rouse Ba (Hons), ACMA  

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

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Stuart has over 22 years experience in the industry. His previous roles include CFO for Fusion Insurance, Towergate Underwriting, CFO and COO of Towergate Financial, CFO of Aspen’s Managing Agency and Syndicate 4711 as well as Aspen’s Insurance Division. He was also Group COO of HW Wood the global insurance broker. Stuart has extensive experience in driving value and growth across the MGA insurer model.

André Ford

André Ford ACII, MISM  

Group Chief Underwriting Officer & Director of Nexus Underwriting Ltd

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André has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry and is a qualified Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He joined Nexus in October 2011 from the position of Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich Global Corporate’s Financial Institutions business (excluding USA and Canada). Prior to this he led their Financial Lines operations in the UK and Nordic Region for 3 years.
André holds a Certificate in Management from Nottingham Trent University.

Joanne Edgley

Joanne Edgley  

Managing Director - Nexus Financial

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Joanne has worked for the past 19 years in the London insurance market specialising in Financial Lines. Prior to joining Nexus she held the position of Deputy Regional Underwriting Manager at Novae for 7 years. Joanne also focused on the Professional Indemnity sector whilst working at PRI Group, Denham Syndicate 990 and BP Theakston Syndicate 1101.​

Alexander Mobbs

Alexander Mobbs  

Nexus Co-Founder & Executive Director

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Alex has 13 years underwriting experience within the Professional Lines market. He was previously Senior Underwriter, AVP for Axis Professional Lines and was one of the founding members of the Nexus team. Prior to Axis, Alex was employed by CNA from 2000 and assisted in developing the book from a standing start. Alex holds a BSc in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering.

Bob Lilley

Bob Lilley  

Non Executive Chairman - Nexus CIFS

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Bob Lilley began his career in insurance at Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes) in 1979, where he held a number of senior management roles in underwriting, risk management and claims. Following this, he secured Director level positions with Jardine Insurance Brokers, and AMA Underwriting Agencies, before being invited by Aon UK to set up CIFS as an MGA and become MD in 1999 under Aon’s Alternative Market Operations reporting into Aon USA. In the same year Bob then established CIFS as its MD within the Novae Group before its ultimate acquisition to Nexus.

Richard Marriage

Richard Marriage  

Managing Director - Nexus CIFS

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​Richard started in credit insurance in 1997 at Hermes Credit Services. He moved to Nexus CIFS at its inception in 2000 and covered risk and commercial underwriting. He was Underwriting Manager until 2010 when he moved to Euler Hermes World Agency. At EHWA Richard’s responsibilities included leading the Account Management teams globally and overseeing the renewal portfolio for Northern Europe. In 2015 Richard re-joined Nexus CIFS as Managing Director.

Sue Morley

Sue Morley  

Client Services Director - Nexus CIFS

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Sue Morley joined Nexus CIFS as Service Director at its formative stage in October 1999 and is responsible for the servicing team involving all policy renewals and also claims. Prior to this she was at Aon for 10 years and the Branch Director of Aon Trade Credit (London office). Her career in credit insurance began as an Underwriter with Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes).

Neil Payton

Neil Payton  

Risk Director - Nexus CIFS

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Neil Payton began his career in credit insurance at Euler Hermes in 1998 underwriting domestic risks. In his time there he was exposed to various sectors including, Electronics, Construction/Metals and Timber/Paper. Neil joined Nexus CIFS in November 2004 on the Risk Underwriting team, underwriting a broad range of UK and export markets. He was promoted to Senior Risk Underwriter in 2009 and most recently to Risk Director in 2013. Neil continues to specialise underwriting in the Timber Trade and maintains a close relationship within the Timber Trade Federation.

James Steele-Perkins

James Steele-Perkins  

Divisional Director - Nexus CIFS

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James has over 20 years-experience within the insurance industry having held a number of underwriting and broking roles, most recently with Starr Underwriting Agents, where he was responsible for the development and management of the Political and Financial Risk division. James joined Starr from Willis, where as Executive Director within the Financial Solutions broking division he specialised in the placement of single situation Political Risk and Structured Credit transactional business. Prior to Willis James spent 3 years at Chubb European Group as a Structured Credit Underwriter, specialising in underwriting predominantly bank led emerging market single risk transactions. James also has experience of writing whole turnover and excess of loss Credit business having previously worked for ACE Group for 6 years, both in London and New York, where he was responsible for establishing ACE’s US Trade Credit platform. James has also held various risk orientated underwriting roles for both Gerling Namur and Euler Trade Indemnity.

Kelly Cambridge

Kelly Cambridge ACIS  

Group Company Secretary and Compliance Manager

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Kelly has over 10 years in-house legal experience working within law, media and insurance. Prior to joining Nexus, she worked within Financial Services for the second largest pension annuity provider in the UK. Kelly has over 6 years Company Secretarial, corporate governance and compliance experience. Kelly is a qualified Company Secretary with the ICSA.

Simon Barker

Simon Barker  

Managing Director, Nexus EBA

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Simon is responsible for marketing and our relationship with intermediaries, as well as EBA’s product design, client relationships and business production. He started his insurance career at C.T. Bowring and Company (now Marsh UK Ltd) which was followed by experience with smaller Lloyd’s brokers, joining the recently created EBA in 2000 as the executive co-director. He was largely responsible for the repositioning EBA in 2007.

Christina Spelman

Christina Spelman  

Director and CUO, Nexus EBA

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Christina joined EBA as Chief Underwriting Officer in 2011. She started her career in accountancy and private banking. Her early employers included Lloyds TSB and Hill Samuel in Jersey. She moved to Bankers Trust Company in 1995 in the BT Insurance Products Group which became Rhine Re and then Alea Global Risk Limited underwriting the French construction account. With the assumption of this account by CGICE she moved to Gibraltar and subsequently EBA in London where she continued to underwrite it and take on the wider responsibilities.

Konstantina Gkouma

Konstantina Gkouma  

Director, Nexus EBA

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Martin Mills

Martin Mills ACII  

Chairman, Millstream Underwriting

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​Martin has over 30 years insurance industry experience. He developed Millstream to become a leading affinity accident & health insurance provider in the UK, insuring in excess of 500,000 people every year. Prior to establishing Millstream, Martin spent 11 years at Home and Overseas Insurance Company with responsibility for the sales, development and underwriting teams.
Martin is Chairman of the Travel Insurance Industry Committee.

Simon McVey

Simon McVey ACII  

Managing Director, Millstream Underwriting

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​Simon joined Millstream in 2004, taking over as managing director in January 2016. Prior to Millstream, Simon was with Collinson Group for 5 years, responsible for the development of its non-UK insurance business. He also held a number of operational, underwriting and management positions over 13 years with General Accident within the intermediary and direct divisions.

Tim Brangwyn

Tim Brangwyn ACII  

Director, Millstream Underwriting

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Tim joined Millstream in 2016. He has 30 years experience acquired across a range of operational and management roles in both underwriting and broking businesses in the UK regional commercial insurance market.​

Adam Kembrooke

Adam Kembrooke  

Group Chief Legal Officer and Group Chief Risk Officer

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Adam was previously Head of the UK and Claims for the Wholesale team at PartnerRe as well as Torus where he was Head of Specialty & Casualty claims.

He began his insurance career in 2002 as a Claims Examiner at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe, before moving to Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold as an Associate, and then spent four years with DWF Fishburns as a Special Counsel. His responsibility is to establish a claims offering across all of our products and also to build an in-house corporate legal capability.​


Single Situation

James Steele-Perkins

James Steele-Perkins  

Divisional Director - Nexus CIFS

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James has over 20 years-experience within the insurance industry having held a number of underwriting and broking roles, most recently with Starr Underwriting Agents, where he was responsible for the development and management of the Political and Financial Risk division. James joined Starr from Willis, where as Executive Director within the Financial Solutions broking division he specialised in the placement of single situation Political Risk and Structured Credit transactional business. Prior to Willis James spent 3 years at Chubb European Group as a Structured Credit Underwriter, specialising in underwriting predominantly bank led emerging market single risk transactions. James also has experience of writing whole turnover and excess of loss Credit business having previously worked for ACE Group for 6 years, both in London and New York, where he was responsible for establishing ACE’s US Trade Credit platform. James has also held various risk orientated underwriting roles for both Gerling Namur and Euler Trade Indemnity.

Ed Cornish

Ed Cornish  

Senior Underwriter - Single Situation Credit and Financial Risks

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Beginning his career at Catlin Underwriting Agency in 2003, Ed became Underwriting Technical Assistant for Political and Structured Trade Credit at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe until 2010, when he joined FINPRO, Marsh Ltd, as a Political Risk and Structured Credit broker for two years.

Moving back onto the underwriting side, Ed became a Political Risk and Structured Credit Underwriter at ANV Managing Agency before joining Beazley in 2014.

Adam Clark

Adam Clark  

Underwriter: Single Situation trade credit

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Adam joined Nexus CIFS in January 2014 as an Assistant Underwriter in the new Single Situation Credit and Financial Risks team. He started his insurance career in 2011 working for Towergate before moving to C.V. Starr in April 2012 to work as an Underwriting Assistant in the Political and Financial Risks team. In his time in the insurance industry, Adam has been working towards his ACII qualification; he has achieved the diploma level with the hope of completing the course in the next two years.

Callum Matthews

Callum Matthews  

Underwriting Assistant

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Having graduated from the University of Sussex in July 2015 with a First class honours in Business and Management, Callum undertook work experience within Nexus CIFS for just under a month prior to travelling Central and South America. Upon his return Callum joined the Single Situation team as an Underwriting Assistant. Previously he worked for a Private Equity procurement consulting firm.


Whole Turnover

Bob Lilley

Bob Lilley  

Non Executive Chairman - Nexus CIFS

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Bob Lilley began his career in insurance at Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes) in 1979, where he held a number of senior management roles in underwriting, risk management and claims. Following this, he secured Director level positions with Jardine Insurance Brokers, and AMA Underwriting Agencies, before being invited by Aon UK to set up CIFS as an MGA and become MD in 1999 under Aon’s Alternative Market Operations reporting into Aon USA. In the same year Bob then established CIFS as its MD within the Novae Group before its ultimate acquisition to Nexus.

Richard Marriage

Richard Marriage  

Managing Director - Nexus CIFS

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​Richard started in credit insurance in 1997 at Hermes Credit Services. He moved to Nexus CIFS at its inception in 2000 and covered risk and commercial underwriting. He was Underwriting Manager until 2010 when he moved to Euler Hermes World Agency. At EHWA Richard’s responsibilities included leading the Account Management teams globally and overseeing the renewal portfolio for Northern Europe. In 2015 Richard re-joined Nexus CIFS as Managing Director.

Sue Morley

Sue Morley  

Client Services Director - Nexus CIFS

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Sue Morley joined Nexus CIFS as Service Director at its formative stage in October 1999 and is responsible for the servicing team involving all policy renewals and also claims. Prior to this she was at Aon for 10 years and the Branch Director of Aon Trade Credit (London office). Her career in credit insurance began as an Underwriter with Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes).

Neil Payton

Neil Payton  

Risk Director - Nexus CIFS

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Neil Payton began his career in credit insurance at Euler Hermes in 1998 underwriting domestic risks. In his time there he was exposed to various sectors including, Electronics, Construction/Metals and Timber/Paper. Neil joined Nexus CIFS in November 2004 on the Risk Underwriting team, underwriting a broad range of UK and export markets. He was promoted to Senior Risk Underwriter in 2009 and most recently to Risk Director in 2013. Neil continues to specialise underwriting in the Timber Trade and maintains a close relationship within the Timber Trade Federation.

Vicki Cambridge

Vicki Cambridge  

Commercial Underwriter

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Vicki Cambridge began her career in the Financial Sector in July 1996 at Unisys as a Processing Clerk within the cheque clearing department. She started a new role at Pershing Securities Ltd in November 1999 in the Nominees Department and then joined Nexus CIFS in April 2003 as an Underwriting Administrator. Her current role is Commercial Underwriter handling servicing issues and renewals.

Lois Hudson-Walford

Lois Hudson-Walford  

Commercial Underwriter - New Business

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Lois Hudson started her insurance career in 2003 working for PI insurance company Dickson Manchester. She joined Nexus CIFS in March 2005 as an underwriting administrator and moved to the New Business team in August 06 in a support role. She is now a Commercial Underwriter underwriting business enquiries up to £15 million.

Kirri Vernon

Kirri Vernon  

Commercial Underwriter - New Business

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Kirri Vernon began her credit insurance career at Euler Hermes as an Information Co-ordinator in 2007. She joined Nexus CIFS in October 2010 as an Underwriting Assistant. Kirri is now a Commercial Underwriter underwriting small business up to £5 million.

Hayley Flewers

Hayley Flewers  

Commercial Underwriter

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Hayley has been working with Nexus since October 2010. Prior to this she studied for a degree at the University of Chester, where she attained a BSc in Psychology. She joined the Nexus CIFS team in January 2013 in the role of Underwriting Assistant to the Nexus CIFS team. Hayley has since been promoted to the role of Assistant Underwriter with the new business team.

Ian Selby

Ian Selby  

Risk Underwriting Manager

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Ian has been in the credit insurance market since 2005 and joined Nexus CIFS as a Risk Underwriter in 2008. Ian looks after a wide portfolio of policies and has specific responsibility for the construction sector and also has experience in IT and electronics gained from his underwriting role prior to joining Nexus CIFS. Ian was promoted to the position of Risk Underwriting Manager in November 2013.

Derryck Blackman

Derryck Blackman  

Risk Underwriter

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Derryck Blackman has a long history within the financial sector and has previously worked for Paragon Personal Finance and ING Lease. He started his career in Credit Insurance in 2005 at Euler Hermes, where he operated in the Primary Products and Engineering Division, covering a variety of sectors including Automotive, Printing and Timber. Derryck joined Nexus CIFS in December 2007 and has since specialised in the Retail Sector.

Victoria Bond

Victoria Bond  

Risk Underwriter

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Victoria joined Nexus CIFS in January 2009. From 2005 she had been a Risk Underwriter with Euler Hermes where she worked across a broad range of sectors including the food, transport and advertising industries.

Natalie Pelczer

Natalie Pelczer  

Risk Underwriter

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Natalie has 7 years experience as an Underwriter with particular focus on the food and agriculture sector. Natalie was previously a Senior Risk Account Underwriter at Euler Hermes and prior to that was a Buyer Underwriter at Atradius. Natalie is currently away from the office on maternity leave.

Dominic Rice

Dominic Rice  

New Business Risk Underwriter

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Dominic began working in credit insurance for Coface from 2006 to 2011 holding roles within the New Business and Portfolio teams and underwriting all sectors including export risk. Following this, he spent the last few years managing a dual risk and commercial role at AIG before joining Nexus CIFS as the dedicated New Business Risk Underwriter in September 2014.

Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers  

Risk Underwriter

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Mark has been involved in underwriting since 2007, initially within the Title Insurance market for First Title. His Credit Insurance career began in 2009 with Coface where he worked on both the New Business and Portfolio Risk teams covering most industries and sectors, including export risks. Mark has knowledge across a number of trade sectors, including the Construction, Steel, Timber and Engineering trades, and also experience in the Retail, Food and Agriculture sectors. Mark’s focus within Nexus CIFS is on the construction sector.

Paul Spinks

Paul Spinks  

Risk Underwriter

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Paul has worked in Risk Underwriting since July 2011. Previously with Euler Hermes where he worked predominantly in the Construction, Metals and Timber sectors covering both domestic and export risks. Paul joined Nexus CIFS in March 2014 and his focus remains on the Construction sector.

Wendy Matson

Wendy Matson  

Claims Underwriter

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Wendy Matson joined Nexus CIFS in August 2004 as an Underwriting Assistant. She began her insurance career in 1998 working for Coface in a client services role and providing support to the Underwriters. She then moved to Aon in 2002 working in the Market security department as a trainee analyst. Her current role entails assessing claims as well as policy administration. Wendy is currently away from the office on maternity leave.

Roxanne Thornhill

Roxanne Thornhill ACII Dip CILA  

Claims Underwriter

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Roxanne Thornhill joined CIFS as a Claims Underwriter in July 2014. She began her insurance career in 2001 working in a support role within the claims team for Willis Ltd in Belfast progressing to a claims handling role managing property, liability and motor claims. In 2006, she became a Senior Property Claims Handler for MMA Insurance. She subsequently joined the Major Loss Team at Cunningham Lindsey in 2008 working as a Financial Risks Adjuster specialising in trade credit claims handled on behalf of Nexus CIFS. Roxanne is ACII and Dip CILA qualified.

Tony Smith

Tony Smith  

Export Underwriting Manager

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Tony joined Nexus CIFS in November 2014 as Export Underwriting Manager. He has 25+ years experience in underwriting export risk, including 5 years with Mitsui, 13 years with Euler Hermes and most recently with AIG Europe Ltd, where he was Head of International Trade Credit for Western and Central Europe and also supported the development of AIG’s operation in Dubai. Whilst at Euler Hermes, Tony recruited and developed a strong, client focused, team with an excellent record for winning new export-related business cases and maintaining good relationships with existing clients. During his time at Euler, Tony also acted as the Regional representative on the Group Country Risk Committee.

Danny Ismail

Danny Ismail  

Commercial Underwriter

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Daniel Ismail joined the New Business Team in September 2015 after 8 years at Euler Hermes UK, where he worked in a variety of roles including international account management and new business. At Nexus CIFS, Danny is a Commercial Underwriter, underwriting new business enquiries in the £15-50m turnover range.

Jamie Ashton

Jamie Ashton  

Trainee Underwriter

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Jamie is a recent graduate who has joined Nexus CIFS in an underwriting support role including issuing policy documents and amendments and processing premium adjustments.​

Philip Oldfield

Philip Oldfield  

Commercial Underwriter

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Philip worked for many years as a credit manager for several large companies in the north of England. He moved into broking in 2000, joining Aon in Manchester and became an underwriter in the Amlin credit team in 2007. He is responsible for a northern based portfolio and broker development in the region.

Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown  

Commercial Underwriter

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Gavin Brown has worked in credit insurance since June 2006, most recently as an Account Manager responsible for a large portfolio in various trade sectors. He is responsible for Nexus CIFS’ portfolio of SME clients with a turnover of up to £5m.

Sarah Connolly

Sarah Connolly  

Underwriting Assistant

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Sarah’s insurance career started back in 2012 as the receptionist for HCC Global. She was then promoted to Administration Assistant, supporting the Professional Indemnity, Financial Institutions and the Directors & Officers teams before joining Nexus in July 2015 as Underwriting Assistant.​


D&O/FI

André Ford

André Ford ACII, MISM  

Group Chief Underwriting Officer & Director of Nexus Underwriting Ltd

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André has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry and is a qualified Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He joined Nexus in October 2011 from the position of Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich Global Corporate’s Financial Institutions business (excluding USA and Canada). Prior to this he led their Financial Lines operations in the UK and Nordic Region for 3 years.
André holds a Certificate in Management from Nottingham Trent University.

Kevin Gotts

Kevin Gotts  

Nexus Co-Founder & Head of Specialty Asia

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Kevin was a founding member of the Nexus Group and has 23 years market experience. He was previously Vice President with Axis Professional Lines and Commercial D&O Manager. Before joining Axis, Kevin was D&O Team leader at Zurich, Senior Underwriter at Chubb and an AVP at AIG Ltd. Before moving into underwriting, he held numerous broking posts in the Professional Lines market.

Jamie Ricketts

Jamie Ricketts  

Head of DOFI

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Jamie has 10 years underwriting experience within the Professional Lines market. He was previously Underwriter, AVP for Axis Professional Lines. Prior to Axis, Jamie was employed by AUM Group (an underwriting division of Aon) from 2003 and assisted primarily in developing the Pension Trustee Liability book of business.

Angie Einecker

Angie Einecker  

Underwriter

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​Angie has 22 years underwriting experience within the Financial Lines market. She previously worked for Novae Underwriting Ltd as an Underwriter developing the management liability wordings and book of business. Angie also worked as a Senior Financial Lines Underwriter for Chartis, primarily on D&O and PTL, as well as acting as a referral point for the regional branches.

Chantell Livingstone

Chantell Livingstone  

Senior Underwriter

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Chantell joined Nexus as an Underwriting Assistant and was promoted to Underwriter in 2009. She has 11 years of market experience and was previously employed at Newline as the Financial Institutions Underwriting Assistant and Compliance Assistant where she was involved in key compliance market implementations.

Jon Vocking

Jon Vocking  

Head of DOFI

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Jon Vocking joined the group at the end of June as Senior Financial Institutions Underwriter. With 15 years experience in the London Market, since 2008 Jon was at Liberty and HCC Global and previous to this he was a Financial Institutions/Commercial and Medical Malpractice broker with Lockton. His responsibilities at Nexus are varied but he will primarily focus on D&O and Financial Institutions products.

Daniel Dibden

Daniel Dibden CERT CII  

Assistant Specialty Underwriter

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Daniel joined Nexus in January 2014 as the Senior Underwriting Assistant in London. Daniel has 7 years Insurance experience working in both the Underwriting and Broking environments. Prior to joining Nexus, Daniel has worked for two Lloyds syndicates as the Assistant, primarily D&O focused, and also 2 Insurance Brokers on the Technical side. Daniel is now the Assistant Specialty Underwriter for Nexus Underwriting Asia. He is CII Certified and has also passed the Hong Kong IIQE Exams.

Sam Beer

Sam Beer  

Junior Underwriter - Financial Lines

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Sam joined Nexus in October 2013 as an Administration Assistant after gaining two years sales experience within Field/E-commerce Sales and Recruitment. Sam has A level qualifications gained from Colchester Sixth Form College.

Joanne Edgley

Joanne Edgley  

Managing Director - Nexus Financial

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Joanne has worked for the past 19 years in the London insurance market specialising in Financial Lines. Prior to joining Nexus she held the position of Deputy Regional Underwriting Manager at Novae for 7 years. Joanne also focused on the Professional Indemnity sector whilst working at PRI Group, Denham Syndicate 990 and BP Theakston Syndicate 1101.​


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Joanne Edgley

Joanne Edgley  

Managing Director - Nexus Financial

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Joanne has worked for the past 19 years in the London insurance market specialising in Financial Lines. Prior to joining Nexus she held the position of Deputy Regional Underwriting Manager at Novae for 7 years. Joanne also focused on the Professional Indemnity sector whilst working at PRI Group, Denham Syndicate 990 and BP Theakston Syndicate 1101.​

Liz O’Connor

Liz O’Connor  

Senior Underwriter

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Liz joined Nexus from Novae where she had worked since April 2004 as a Financial Lines Underwriter. Her experience prior to Novae was as a Legal Expenses Assistant Underwriter for Abbey Legal Protection Ltd.

Mark Sowerby

Mark Sowerby  

Group Technical Underwriting Manager

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Mark joined Nexus from Novae where he had worked since January 2007. Prior to Novae he had 2 years Professional Indemnity underwriting experience for the UK Specialist Lines team at Limits Syndicate 2000 and the post of Finance Assistant at Gen Re Life Health.​

Pete Burton

Pete Burton  

Senior Underwriter

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Pete started his insurance career over 11 years ago at Novae Syndicates Ltd. He has been underwriting since 2006 in the Regional Financial Lines Unit specialising in Professional Indemnity and Charity Trustee Indemnity.

Adam Yardley

Adam Yardley  

Senior Underwriter

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Adam joined Nexus Underwriting Limited in July 2014, from W.R Berkley Europe Ltd. He has over 10 years Professional Indemnity Underwriting experience, within the Regional & London Market, writing both International and Domestic business, covering all core professions.

Adam Bass

Adam Bass  

Underwriting Assistant

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After qualifying at The King John Mathematics college Adam joined Nexus in June 2014 as an Underwriting Assistant supporting the Professional Indemnity, Financial Institutions and Directors & officers teams. Prior to joining Nexus, Adam achieved the role of an Assistant Marketing Manager at a global events company. Adam is currently studying to complete his ACII qualifications to endeavour his career within the London Insurance market and looks forward to representing the Professional Indemnity team at Nexus.

Chris Moy

Chris Moy  

Trainee Underwriter

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Chris joined Nexus in October 2012 as an Administration Assistant after completing his A Levels at Reigate College. Chris is now an Underwriter Assistant and is part of Nexus’ Professional Indemnity team. Chris is studying ACII exams to gain more knowledge about the market and also having internal training more specific to Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Nicole Dixon

Nicole Dixon  

Underwriting Assistant

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Nicole joined Nexus in August 2015 as Reception & Assistant to the PI Underwriting Team. Prior to joining Nexus, Nicole worked as an Office and Facilities Manager for an IT Software Firm in London. Before moving to the City Nicole headed up the Midlands region as a Surveying Administrator in a construction company in Dunmow for 2 years. In February 2016 Nicole was promoted to Underwriting Assistant within the PI Underwriting Team.


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Martin Mills

Martin Mills ACII  

Chairman, Millstream Underwriting

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​Martin has over 30 years insurance industry experience. He developed Millstream to become a leading affinity accident & health insurance provider in the UK, insuring in excess of 500,000 people every year. Prior to establishing Millstream, Martin spent 11 years at Home and Overseas Insurance Company with responsibility for the sales, development and underwriting teams.
Martin is Chairman of the Travel Insurance Industry Committee.

Dan Hallmark

Dan Hallmark  

Senior Underwriter - Accident and Health

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Daniel joined Millstream in June 2017 to lead the underwriting team and brings with him nearly 15 years insurance industry experience. He joins us from Aviva where he was most recently the UK Affinity & Employee Benefits Manager. Prior to that Dan was an Accident & Health underwriter at ACE Group.

Dan is a Hammers fan, enjoys most sports and is juggling his professional exams with a busy work & home life.


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Konstantina Gkouma

Konstantina Gkouma  

Director, Nexus EBA

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Alexi De Turckheim

Alexi De Turckheim  

Associate Director, Nexus EBA

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Alexi is the French country manager at EBA Insurance Services. Since joining in 2007 Alexi has successfully developed several portfolios of business in France and has helped develop EBA’s policy management IT systems. Being of dual nationality Alexi is both bilingual and bicultural and has a BSc (Hons) in Economics from Bath University in the UK and a Diploma d’Ecole Superieure de Commerce (Bac+5) from SKEMA Business School, Sophia Antipolis. He has a background in banking gained whilst working for BNP Paribas and Société Générale in Paris. Alexi is primarily responsible for managing EBA’s French binding authorities, helping EBA develop its business presence in France and broking French business.

Christina Spelman

Christina Spelman  

Director and CUO, Nexus EBA

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Christina joined EBA as Chief Underwriting Officer in 2011. She started her career in accountancy and private banking. Her early employers included Lloyds TSB and Hill Samuel in Jersey. She moved to Bankers Trust Company in 1995 in the BT Insurance Products Group which became Rhine Re and then Alea Global Risk Limited underwriting the French construction account. With the assumption of this account by CGICE she moved to Gibraltar and subsequently EBA in London where she continued to underwrite it and take on the wider responsibilities.

Simon Barker

Simon Barker  

Managing Director, Nexus EBA

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Simon is responsible for marketing and our relationship with intermediaries, as well as EBA’s product design, client relationships and business production. He started his insurance career at C.T. Bowring and Company (now Marsh UK Ltd) which was followed by experience with smaller Lloyd’s brokers, joining the recently created EBA in 2000 as the executive co-director. He was largely responsible for the repositioning EBA in 2007.

Cerise Edwards-Olivier

Cerise Edwards-Olivier  

Assitant Underwriter (France), Nexus EBA

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Cerise began her insurance industry career in 2013 as a bilingual account handler with EBA Insurance Services, London. Staying with the company, she returned to France in January 2015 to become an underwriting assistant for Nexus EBA France. Her responsibilities include products such as the Developer’s Pack and more recently UK bonds.

Pierre-Eloi Gilles

Pierre-Eloi Gilles  

Senior Underwriter and France Country Manager, Nexus EBA

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Pierre-Eloi joined EBA France in 2013. He began his insurance industry career in 2007 working between the Nancy and Toulouse offices of Securities and Financial Solutions. He also set up their branch office in French Guiana, where he developed a new book of Construction Insurance business.

In June 2009, he joined EBA’s French Team in London as an account handler underwriting Construction Insurance, Professional Indemnity, General and Product Liability under several Lloyds and non-Lloyds binding authorities whilst also broking open market placements.

Marco Lorenzo

Marco Lorenzo  

Assistant Underwriter - Surety and Bond, Nexus EBA

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Marco joined Nexus EBA in November 2013 as his first work experience in London. He started as Account Assistant, also helping the Italian team on Accidental and Health. In February 2016 was then promoted to Assistant Underwriter supporting the Surety and bonds team. Marco graduated in 2012 at University of Udine in Business Economics​.

Roberto Calabretti

Roberto Calabretti  

Senior Underwriter and EBA Italia Manager, Nexus EBA

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Roberto’s career in the insurance industry started in 2007, initially working for an Italian insurance broker. His London career began in 2008 where he held the role of account executive/broker for London International Insurance Broker Ltd. This covered a variety of sectors including professional indemnity, public official, bloodstock, aviation, contingency and construction. In 2010 he joined Paul Napier Ltd, a Lloyd’s broker specialised in Financial Institution and Professional Indemnity industries, creating a new Italian department. In 2012 he joined EBA’s Italian Team as Senior Broker, underwriting Professional Indemnity, Public Official and D&O lines under several Lloyds and non-Lloyds binding authorities, also broking open market placements. In 2014 Roberto moved to Rome and recently started EBA ITALIA, EBA’s Italian branch.​

Stephen Comerford

Stephen Comerford  

Business Development Manager


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Priscilla Jodhee

Priscilla Jodhee  

Underwriter Surety and Latent Defects, Nexus EBA

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Priscilla has ten years experience in Latent defects & Surety having previously worked for European Insurance Services Ltd - EISL (an MGA) as a senior underwriter and team leader. Priscilla worked as client relationship manager with french brokers. She joined Nexus in February 2017 as a bilingual Latent defects & Surety bonds underwriter.

Christopher Rowley

Christopher Rowley  

Assistant Underwriter

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Christopher joined Nexus EBA in April 2017 as an Assistant Underwriter supporting the French team on a range of products including decennial and general liability, contractors’ all risk and professional indemnity. He is bilingual in English and French and also has a professional working proficiency in Italian. Christopher has a BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of Birmingham and a MSc in Risk Analysis from King’s College London.

Johanna Corris

Johanna Corris  

Operations Manager

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Johanna has a highly focused attention to detail that is not surprising as she graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a first class honours degree in Forensic Science. Johanna joined Nexus as an Underwriting Assistant in 2010. In 2011 she moved over to the Operations Team to assist with underwriting risk and regulatory management. Johanna is now Operations Manager.

Cheryl Seal

Cheryl Seal  

HR Manager

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Cheryl graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in Psychology with Physiology and Pharmacology. Following completion of her CIPD, Cheryl moved to become HR Manager for the Goymour Group of Companies, including two zoos and a construction company. Cheryl later worked for Hiscox and Willis before moving to join Nexus. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and trained in 360° feedback, coaching and various other psychometric tools.

Simon Aldis

Simon Aldis  

Lead Business Analyst

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Simon has over 25 years experience in the insurance industry. He was originally employed at Denham Syndicate 990 where he worked in the reinsurance, claims and underwriting departments. He has more recently worked for PRI, Coverzones and Novae as a Business Analyst responsible for the implementation and maintenance of various underwriting systems.

Lindsey Keane

Lindsey Keane  

Exec PA, Office and Events Manager

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Lindsey joined Nexus in May 2011 as Junior Underwriting Assistant; she has since been promoted to her current role and assists across all teams. Before joining Nexus, Lindsey worked for 5 years in the Public Sector both as an Office Manager and Facilities Officer.

Lisa-Marie Organ

Lisa-Marie Organ  

Performance Analyst

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Lisa-Marie joined Nexus in July 2011 as our Receptionist and quickly moved into an Underwriting Assistant role, later being promoted to Senior Underwriting Assistant. Lisa-Marie now works within the MI team as Performance Analyst. Prior to joining Nexus, Lisa worked as a Sales Support Administrator for a print management company. She was also one of the first students to graduate from The National Enterprise Academy, a course founded by Peter Jones.​​

Steve White

Steve White  

Head of IT

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Steve has over 30 years experience of IT. Having started life as a trainee programmer with British Gas, Steve specialised for many years in the Testing of IT systems in various industries before moving into more Senior roles. Steve has worked in the Insurance Sector for many years now and is responsible for managing the Nexus IT environment for Software Development, Hardware and Cloud Services.​

Stuart Rouse

Stuart Rouse Ba (Hons), ACMA  

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

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Stuart has over 22 years experience in the industry. His previous roles include CFO for Fusion Insurance, Towergate Underwriting, CFO and COO of Towergate Financial, CFO of Aspen’s Managing Agency and Syndicate 4711 as well as Aspen’s Insurance Division. He was also Group COO of HW Wood the global insurance broker. Stuart has extensive experience in driving value and growth across the MGA insurer model.

Sam Ruggles-Brise

Sam Ruggles-Brise  

Group Marketing Consultant

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Sam started his career in publishing in 1978 with IPC Magazines. He quickly went through the ranks and became Eastern Advertisement Manager for The National Farmers Union publication. In the early 80’s he entered the world of advertising, pr & marketing - by 1987 he had set up BPA, a full service advertising, marketing & pr agency with both a consumer and business to business client base, including the insurance sector. He was Managing Director from the start and responsible for new business development for over twenty years as well as overseeing key accounts. In 2010, he formed SRB Consult working on special projects across several industry sectors in the UK and abroad. At the same time he worked closely with The Prince’s Trust and sat on the East Anglian Development Committee for fund raising events & high profile functions. In 2012, Sam found himself working once again in the Insurance Industry for The Nexus Group where he was responsible for the total rebrand of the Group, website development, launch events, pr and marketing. Sam’s role within the Nexus Group during the last few years has grown significantly, resulting with him now being retained as full-time Marketing Consultant.

Paul Castle

Paul Castle  

Facilities Supervisor

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Paul joined Nexus in January 2012 as an Underwriting Assistant. Paul supports both the Professional Lines and Financial Lines teams in the Nexus Group: processing slips, running reports and providing administrative assistance to the Underwriters. Paul has 6 years previous experience as a Sales Consultant.​

Rebecca Hayes

Rebecca Hayes  

Binder Operations

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Rerbecca joined Nexus in December 2015 as Binder Operations and deals with running all of Nexus’ bordereau’s, making sure they are within the terms of our binders as well as making sure they are compliant with Lloyd’s Standards. She maintains a central record of all binders and any queries regarding our binding authority contracts. Rebecca has over 10 years experience in the industry, starting out as a Wordings Technician at Alexander Forbes/Lockton. Then going to RJ Kiln/Tokio Marine Kiln as a Binding Authorities Analyst/Audit Technician dealing with queries about binding authority contracts, running reports as well as making sure Coverholders were adhering to Lloyd’s Financial Crime requirements. Rebecca then progressed to Canopius as a Delegated Underwriting Audit Technician where she coordinated external audits for nearly every Cover holder.

Stuart Rouse

Stuart Rouse Ba (Hons), ACMA  

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

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Stuart has over 22 years experience in the industry. His previous roles include CFO for Fusion Insurance, Towergate Underwriting, CFO and COO of Towergate Financial, CFO of Aspen’s Managing Agency and Syndicate 4711 as well as Aspen’s Insurance Division. He was also Group COO of HW Wood the global insurance broker. Stuart has extensive experience in driving value and growth across the MGA insurer model.

Darren Jones

Darren Jones  

Head of Finance

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Darren joined Nexus in September 2015 and has over 13 years insurance experience in both Underwriting and Broking environments. Prior to joining Nexus, he was a Finance Business Partner at Arthur J Gallagher and Beazley and spent 4 years as a Regional Finance Director at Towergate Underwriting. Darren is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW.

David Evans

David Evans  

Credit Control Team Leader

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David has over 12 years of Credit Control / Operations experience having joined Nexus in September 2015 from W.R. Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd. Prior to this he worked for Xchanging supporting their outsourcing operations for a number of London Market start ups having initially started his career in Mortgage Underwriting.

Kerry Lau

Kerry Lau  

Management Accountant

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Callum Hodge

Callum Hodge  

Accounts Assistant

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Callum joined Nexus in April 2014 as an Accounts Assistant shortly after graduating from Plymouth University with an Upper Second-Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance.​

Rebecca Arnold

Rebecca Arnold  

Underwriting Assistant - Financial Lines

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Rebecca Joined Nexus in September 2014 as an IBA Technician.

Prior to Nexus Rebecca has over 3 years finance experience working for an Aviation Insurance Broker where she gained valuable experience of the London Market.​

Renata Kubczak

Renata Kubczak  

Insurance Accounts Technician

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Joined in August 2013 as a Insurance Account Technician. She has 3 years experience in the Insurance industry working as credit controller and administrator. She is currently studying Bookkeeping level 2.

Keenan Young

Keenan Young  

IBA Technician

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Keenan joined Nexus in 2016. He has worked previously as an Account Handler for Xchanging overseeing and controlling the technical accounting function for several insurer accounts.

Kelly Cambridge

Kelly Cambridge ACIS  

Group Company Secretary and Compliance Manager

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Kelly has over 10 years in-house legal experience working within law, media and insurance. Prior to joining Nexus, she worked within Financial Services for the second largest pension annuity provider in the UK. Kelly has over 6 years Company Secretarial, corporate governance and compliance experience. Kelly is a qualified Company Secretary with the ICSA.

Adam Kembrooke

Adam Kembrooke  

Group Chief Legal Officer and Group Chief Risk Officer

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Adam was previously Head of the UK and Claims for the Wholesale team at PartnerRe as well as Torus where he was Head of Specialty & Casualty claims.

He began his insurance career in 2002 as a Claims Examiner at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe, before moving to Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold as an Associate, and then spent four years with DWF Fishburns as a Special Counsel. His responsibility is to establish a claims offering across all of our products and also to build an in-house corporate legal capability.​

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Aaron Williams

Aaron Williams Dip CII  

Underwriter

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Aaron joined the underwriting team in June 2017 from Compass where he was Senior Underwriter for 5 years. With more than 12 years underwriting experience gained with insurers, MGAs and brokers, Aaron brings a rounded perspective and bags of Personal Accident, Travel and Life expertise.

Outside work Aaron is a football fan (a Gooner) and enjoys playing the guitar.

Adam Bass

Adam Bass  

Underwriting Assistant

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After qualifying at The King John Mathematics college Adam joined Nexus in June 2014 as an Underwriting Assistant supporting the Professional Indemnity, Financial Institutions and Directors & officers teams. Prior to joining Nexus, Adam achieved the role of an Assistant Marketing Manager at a global events company. Adam is currently studying to complete his ACII qualifications to endeavour his career within the London Insurance market and looks forward to representing the Professional Indemnity team at Nexus.

Adam Clark

Adam Clark  

Underwriter: Single Situation trade credit

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Adam joined Nexus CIFS in January 2014 as an Assistant Underwriter in the new Single Situation Credit and Financial Risks team. He started his insurance career in 2011 working for Towergate before moving to C.V. Starr in April 2012 to work as an Underwriting Assistant in the Political and Financial Risks team. In his time in the insurance industry, Adam has been working towards his ACII qualification; he has achieved the diploma level with the hope of completing the course in the next two years.

Adam Kembrooke

Adam Kembrooke  

Group Chief Legal Officer and Group Chief Risk Officer

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Adam was previously Head of the UK and Claims for the Wholesale team at PartnerRe as well as Torus where he was Head of Specialty & Casualty claims.

He began his insurance career in 2002 as a Claims Examiner at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe, before moving to Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold as an Associate, and then spent four years with DWF Fishburns as a Special Counsel. His responsibility is to establish a claims offering across all of our products and also to build an in-house corporate legal capability.​

Adam Yardley

Adam Yardley  

Senior Underwriter

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Adam joined Nexus Underwriting Limited in July 2014, from W.R Berkley Europe Ltd. He has over 10 years Professional Indemnity Underwriting experience, within the Regional & London Market, writing both International and Domestic business, covering all core professions.

Alexander Mobbs

Alexander Mobbs  

Nexus Co-Founder & Executive Director

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Alex has 13 years underwriting experience within the Professional Lines market. He was previously Senior Underwriter, AVP for Axis Professional Lines and was one of the founding members of the Nexus team. Prior to Axis, Alex was employed by CNA from 2000 and assisted in developing the book from a standing start. Alex holds a BSc in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering.

Alexi De Turckheim

Alexi De Turckheim  

Associate Director, Nexus EBA

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Alexi is the French country manager at EBA Insurance Services. Since joining in 2007 Alexi has successfully developed several portfolios of business in France and has helped develop EBA’s policy management IT systems. Being of dual nationality Alexi is both bilingual and bicultural and has a BSc (Hons) in Economics from Bath University in the UK and a Diploma d’Ecole Superieure de Commerce (Bac+5) from SKEMA Business School, Sophia Antipolis. He has a background in banking gained whilst working for BNP Paribas and Société Générale in Paris. Alexi is primarily responsible for managing EBA’s French binding authorities, helping EBA develop its business presence in France and broking French business.

André Ford

André Ford ACII, MISM  

Group Chief Underwriting Officer & Director of Nexus Underwriting Ltd

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André has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry and is a qualified Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He joined Nexus in October 2011 from the position of Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich Global Corporate’s Financial Institutions business (excluding USA and Canada). Prior to this he led their Financial Lines operations in the UK and Nordic Region for 3 years.
André holds a Certificate in Management from Nottingham Trent University.

Angie Einecker

Angie Einecker  

Underwriter

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​Angie has 22 years underwriting experience within the Financial Lines market. She previously worked for Novae Underwriting Ltd as an Underwriter developing the management liability wordings and book of business. Angie also worked as a Senior Financial Lines Underwriter for Chartis, primarily on D&O and PTL, as well as acting as a referral point for the regional branches.

Ashleigh Henderson

Ashleigh Henderson  




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Ashleigh joined us in July 2016 bringing nearly 10 years of insurance & underwriting experience. Prior to joining Millstream Ashleigh was at Ageas in London where he spent 5 years as part of their underwriting team gaining expertise in UK Group and Individual Personal Accident, Business and Leisure travel risks.

Ashleigh now focuses on Employee Benefits Personal Accident & Travel schemes and Specialist UK Retail Travel schemes.

Bob Lilley

Bob Lilley  

Non Executive Chairman - Nexus CIFS

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Bob Lilley began his career in insurance at Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes) in 1979, where he held a number of senior management roles in underwriting, risk management and claims. Following this, he secured Director level positions with Jardine Insurance Brokers, and AMA Underwriting Agencies, before being invited by Aon UK to set up CIFS as an MGA and become MD in 1999 under Aon’s Alternative Market Operations reporting into Aon USA. In the same year Bob then established CIFS as its MD within the Novae Group before its ultimate acquisition to Nexus.

Callum Hodge

Callum Hodge  

Accounts Assistant

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Callum joined Nexus in April 2014 as an Accounts Assistant shortly after graduating from Plymouth University with an Upper Second-Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance.​

Callum Matthews

Callum Matthews  

Underwriting Assistant

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Having graduated from the University of Sussex in July 2015 with a First class honours in Business and Management, Callum undertook work experience within Nexus CIFS for just under a month prior to travelling Central and South America. Upon his return Callum joined the Single Situation team as an Underwriting Assistant. Previously he worked for a Private Equity procurement consulting firm.

Carley Ross

Carley Ross  

Administration Assistant

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Cerise Edwards-Olivier

Cerise Edwards-Olivier  

Assitant Underwriter (France), Nexus EBA

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Cerise began her insurance industry career in 2013 as a bilingual account handler with EBA Insurance Services, London. Staying with the company, she returned to France in January 2015 to become an underwriting assistant for Nexus EBA France. Her responsibilities include products such as the Developer’s Pack and more recently UK bonds.

Chantell Livingstone

Chantell Livingstone  

Senior Underwriter

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Chantell joined Nexus as an Underwriting Assistant and was promoted to Underwriter in 2009. She has 11 years of market experience and was previously employed at Newline as the Financial Institutions Underwriting Assistant and Compliance Assistant where she was involved in key compliance market implementations.

Cheryl Seal

Cheryl Seal  

HR Manager

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Cheryl graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in Psychology with Physiology and Pharmacology. Following completion of her CIPD, Cheryl moved to become HR Manager for the Goymour Group of Companies, including two zoos and a construction company. Cheryl later worked for Hiscox and Willis before moving to join Nexus. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and trained in 360° feedback, coaching and various other psychometric tools.

Chris Moy

Chris Moy  

Trainee Underwriter

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Chris joined Nexus in October 2012 as an Administration Assistant after completing his A Levels at Reigate College. Chris is now an Underwriter Assistant and is part of Nexus’ Professional Indemnity team. Chris is studying ACII exams to gain more knowledge about the market and also having internal training more specific to Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Christina Spelman

Christina Spelman  

Director and CUO, Nexus EBA

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Christina joined EBA as Chief Underwriting Officer in 2011. She started her career in accountancy and private banking. Her early employers included Lloyds TSB and Hill Samuel in Jersey. She moved to Bankers Trust Company in 1995 in the BT Insurance Products Group which became Rhine Re and then Alea Global Risk Limited underwriting the French construction account. With the assumption of this account by CGICE she moved to Gibraltar and subsequently EBA in London where she continued to underwrite it and take on the wider responsibilities.

Christopher Rowley

Christopher Rowley  

Assistant Underwriter

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Christopher joined Nexus EBA in April 2017 as an Assistant Underwriter supporting the French team on a range of products including decennial and general liability, contractors’ all risk and professional indemnity. He is bilingual in English and French and also has a professional working proficiency in Italian. Christopher has a BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of Birmingham and a MSc in Risk Analysis from King’s College London.

Colin Thompson

Colin Thompson BA Hons  

Founder & Executive Chairman

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Colin was Professional Lines Manager with Axis Specialty Europe Ltd prior to founding the Nexus Group. Starting out his career with a BA (Hons) Law Degree, he moved into insurance where he developed his wide knowledge of the industry through varying responsibilities, including Executive Protection Unit Manager and Transaction Liability Manager, for Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SA and as D&O Line Manager at CNA Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd.

Dan Hallmark

Dan Hallmark  

Senior Underwriter - Accident and Health

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Daniel joined Millstream in June 2017 to lead the underwriting team and brings with him nearly 15 years insurance industry experience. He joins us from Aviva where he was most recently the UK Affinity & Employee Benefits Manager. Prior to that Dan was an Accident & Health underwriter at ACE Group.

Dan is a Hammers fan, enjoys most sports and is juggling his professional exams with a busy work & home life.

Dan Shiner

Dan Shiner  

Corporate Strategist

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Dan Topping

Dan Topping MCSI ACIS  

Non Executive Director for NUML


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Dan joined the Nexus Board in August 2014 following B. P. Marsh & Partners Plc’s investment in the Group. He has been an active investment professional in the private equity industry in Europe since 2007, and joined the Board of B. P. Marsh in 2011.

He currently serves on the boards of CBC UK Limited, Asia Reinsurance Brokers Pte Limited (Singapore), Bastion Reinsurance Brokerage (PTY) Limited (South Africa), Bulwark Investment Holdings (PTY) Limited (South Africa), Property And Liability Underwriting Managers (PTY) Limited (South Africa), CBC UK Limited (UK), The Fiducia MGA Company Limited (UK), Sterling Insurance PTY Ltd (Australia), MB Insurance Group PTY Ltd (Australia). Dan graduated from the University of Durham in 2005 and is a member of the CISI and the ICSA.

Daniel Dibden

Daniel Dibden CERT CII  

Assistant Specialty Underwriter

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Daniel joined Nexus in January 2014 as the Senior Underwriting Assistant in London. Daniel has 7 years Insurance experience working in both the Underwriting and Broking environments. Prior to joining Nexus, Daniel has worked for two Lloyds syndicates as the Assistant, primarily D&O focused, and also 2 Insurance Brokers on the Technical side. Daniel is now the Assistant Specialty Underwriter for Nexus Underwriting Asia. He is CII Certified and has also passed the Hong Kong IIQE Exams.

Danny Ismail

Danny Ismail  

Commercial Underwriter

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Daniel Ismail joined the New Business Team in September 2015 after 8 years at Euler Hermes UK, where he worked in a variety of roles including international account management and new business. At Nexus CIFS, Danny is a Commercial Underwriter, underwriting new business enquiries in the £15-50m turnover range.

Darren Jones

Darren Jones  

Head of Finance

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Darren joined Nexus in September 2015 and has over 13 years insurance experience in both Underwriting and Broking environments. Prior to joining Nexus, he was a Finance Business Partner at Arthur J Gallagher and Beazley and spent 4 years as a Regional Finance Director at Towergate Underwriting. Darren is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW.

David Evans

David Evans  

Credit Control Team Leader

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David has over 12 years of Credit Control / Operations experience having joined Nexus in September 2015 from W.R. Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd. Prior to this he worked for Xchanging supporting their outsourcing operations for a number of London Market start ups having initially started his career in Mortgage Underwriting.

Derryck Blackman

Derryck Blackman  

Risk Underwriter

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Derryck Blackman has a long history within the financial sector and has previously worked for Paragon Personal Finance and ING Lease. He started his career in Credit Insurance in 2005 at Euler Hermes, where he operated in the Primary Products and Engineering Division, covering a variety of sectors including Automotive, Printing and Timber. Derryck joined Nexus CIFS in December 2007 and has since specialised in the Retail Sector.

Dominic Rice

Dominic Rice  

New Business Risk Underwriter

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Dominic began working in credit insurance for Coface from 2006 to 2011 holding roles within the New Business and Portfolio teams and underwriting all sectors including export risk. Following this, he spent the last few years managing a dual risk and commercial role at AIG before joining Nexus CIFS as the dedicated New Business Risk Underwriter in September 2014.

Ed Cornish

Ed Cornish  

Senior Underwriter - Single Situation Credit and Financial Risks

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Beginning his career at Catlin Underwriting Agency in 2003, Ed became Underwriting Technical Assistant for Political and Structured Trade Credit at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe until 2010, when he joined FINPRO, Marsh Ltd, as a Political Risk and Structured Credit broker for two years.

Moving back onto the underwriting side, Ed became a Political Risk and Structured Credit Underwriter at ANV Managing Agency before joining Beazley in 2014.

Gaurav Kharb

Gaurav Kharb  

Riskwrite Product Builder

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Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown  

Commercial Underwriter

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Gavin Brown has worked in credit insurance since June 2006, most recently as an Account Manager responsible for a large portfolio in various trade sectors. He is responsible for Nexus CIFS’ portfolio of SME clients with a turnover of up to £5m.

Gemma Fulcher

Gemma Fulcher  

Insurance Technician, Nexus EBA

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​Gemma went straight from college in 2009 to work in the travel industry in Essex, later moving into travel insurance where she was responsible for handling all telephone enquiries amongst other admin duties. In 2013 she moved to London to work at Groupama for six months, specialising in Marine and Hull insurance. She then joined Nexus EBA, where she has been responsible for claims and bureau processing for the last three years.

Gemma Verri

Gemma Verri  

IBA Technician

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Glenn Goldsworthy

Glenn Goldsworthy  

Financial Analyst

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Hayley Flewers

Hayley Flewers  

Commercial Underwriter

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Hayley has been working with Nexus since October 2010. Prior to this she studied for a degree at the University of Chester, where she attained a BSc in Psychology. She joined the Nexus CIFS team in January 2013 in the role of Underwriting Assistant to the Nexus CIFS team. Hayley has since been promoted to the role of Assistant Underwriter with the new business team.

Hugh Morland

Hugh Morland MA (Oxon)  

Nexus Co-Founder & Deputy Chairman

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Hugh has extensive experience of the insurance market that covers a period in excess of 40 years. He was previously Marsh Finpro Managing Director and also a member of the European Executive Committee. Prior to these commitments, he was Chief Executive Officer of Bowring Marsh and McLennan’s Finpro Division. Additionally he was Chief Executive Officer of their UK retail operations. Hugh’s European expertise was honed when, as Chief Executive Officer of CNA Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd, he oversaw the Company’s entire European operations.

Ian Selby

Ian Selby  

Risk Underwriting Manager

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Ian has been in the credit insurance market since 2005 and joined Nexus CIFS as a Risk Underwriter in 2008. Ian looks after a wide portfolio of policies and has specific responsibility for the construction sector and also has experience in IT and electronics gained from his underwriting role prior to joining Nexus CIFS. Ian was promoted to the position of Risk Underwriting Manager in November 2013.

Ian Whistondale

Ian Whistondale FRSA  

Nexus Co-Founder & Non Executive Director

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Ian has worked in the London insurance market for the past 30 years. He has founded and managed many successful insurance underwriting and brokerage businesses, including an eponymous Lloyd’s Broker. As an investor and consultant to insurance and other business start-up ventures, Ian has an excellent understanding of the increasing risks and challenges that face the SME sector.

James Steele-Perkins

James Steele-Perkins  

Divisional Director - Nexus CIFS

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James has over 20 years-experience within the insurance industry having held a number of underwriting and broking roles, most recently with Starr Underwriting Agents, where he was responsible for the development and management of the Political and Financial Risk division. James joined Starr from Willis, where as Executive Director within the Financial Solutions broking division he specialised in the placement of single situation Political Risk and Structured Credit transactional business. Prior to Willis James spent 3 years at Chubb European Group as a Structured Credit Underwriter, specialising in underwriting predominantly bank led emerging market single risk transactions. James also has experience of writing whole turnover and excess of loss Credit business having previously worked for ACE Group for 6 years, both in London and New York, where he was responsible for establishing ACE’s US Trade Credit platform. James has also held various risk orientated underwriting roles for both Gerling Namur and Euler Trade Indemnity.

Jamie Ashton

Jamie Ashton  

Trainee Underwriter

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Jamie is a recent graduate who has joined Nexus CIFS in an underwriting support role including issuing policy documents and amendments and processing premium adjustments.​

Jamie Ricketts

Jamie Ricketts  

Head of DOFI

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Jamie has 10 years underwriting experience within the Professional Lines market. He was previously Underwriter, AVP for Axis Professional Lines. Prior to Axis, Jamie was employed by AUM Group (an underwriting division of Aon) from 2003 and assisted primarily in developing the Pension Trustee Liability book of business.

Jeremy Adams

Jeremy Adams MA ACII  

Non Executive Director

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Jeremy has had extensive experience in the insurance industry for 35 years, including Chief Executive of Novae Syndicates, one of the five founding directors of Special Risk Services, and broking many different classes of business with Willis and Aon. He brings invaluable independent insight and scrutiny for the group going forward.

Joanne Edgley

Joanne Edgley  

Managing Director - Nexus Financial

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Joanne has worked for the past 19 years in the London insurance market specialising in Financial Lines. Prior to joining Nexus she held the position of Deputy Regional Underwriting Manager at Novae for 7 years. Joanne also focused on the Professional Indemnity sector whilst working at PRI Group, Denham Syndicate 990 and BP Theakston Syndicate 1101.​

Johanna Corris

Johanna Corris  

Operations Manager

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Johanna has a highly focused attention to detail that is not surprising as she graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a first class honours degree in Forensic Science. Johanna joined Nexus as an Underwriting Assistant in 2010. In 2011 she moved over to the Operations Team to assist with underwriting risk and regulatory management. Johanna is now Operations Manager.

Jon Vocking

Jon Vocking  

Head of DOFI

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Jon Vocking joined the group at the end of June as Senior Financial Institutions Underwriter. With 15 years experience in the London Market, since 2008 Jon was at Liberty and HCC Global and previous to this he was a Financial Institutions/Commercial and Medical Malpractice broker with Lockton. His responsibilities at Nexus are varied but he will primarily focus on D&O and Financial Institutions products.

Katie English

Katie English  

Junior Underwriter

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Keenan Young

Keenan Young  

IBA Technician

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Keenan joined Nexus in 2016. He has worked previously as an Account Handler for Xchanging overseeing and controlling the technical accounting function for several insurer accounts.

Kelly Cambridge

Kelly Cambridge ACIS  

Group Company Secretary and Compliance Manager

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Kelly has over 10 years in-house legal experience working within law, media and insurance. Prior to joining Nexus, she worked within Financial Services for the second largest pension annuity provider in the UK. Kelly has over 6 years Company Secretarial, corporate governance and compliance experience. Kelly is a qualified Company Secretary with the ICSA.

Kerry Lau

Kerry Lau  

Management Accountant

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Kevin Gotts

Kevin Gotts  

Nexus Co-Founder & Head of Specialty Asia

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Kevin was a founding member of the Nexus Group and has 23 years market experience. He was previously Vice President with Axis Professional Lines and Commercial D&O Manager. Before joining Axis, Kevin was D&O Team leader at Zurich, Senior Underwriter at Chubb and an AVP at AIG Ltd. Before moving into underwriting, he held numerous broking posts in the Professional Lines market.

Kirri Vernon

Kirri Vernon  

Commercial Underwriter - New Business

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Kirri Vernon began her credit insurance career at Euler Hermes as an Information Co-ordinator in 2007. She joined Nexus CIFS in October 2010 as an Underwriting Assistant. Kirri is now a Commercial Underwriter underwriting small business up to £5 million.

Konstantina Gkouma

Konstantina Gkouma  

Director, Nexus EBA

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Lindsey Keane

Lindsey Keane  

Exec PA, Office and Events Manager

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Lindsey joined Nexus in May 2011 as Junior Underwriting Assistant; she has since been promoted to her current role and assists across all teams. Before joining Nexus, Lindsey worked for 5 years in the Public Sector both as an Office Manager and Facilities Officer.

Lisa-Marie Organ

Lisa-Marie Organ  

Performance Analyst

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Lisa-Marie joined Nexus in July 2011 as our Receptionist and quickly moved into an Underwriting Assistant role, later being promoted to Senior Underwriting Assistant. Lisa-Marie now works within the MI team as Performance Analyst. Prior to joining Nexus, Lisa worked as a Sales Support Administrator for a print management company. She was also one of the first students to graduate from The National Enterprise Academy, a course founded by Peter Jones.​​

Liz O’Connor

Liz O’Connor  

Senior Underwriter

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Liz joined Nexus from Novae where she had worked since April 2004 as a Financial Lines Underwriter. Her experience prior to Novae was as a Legal Expenses Assistant Underwriter for Abbey Legal Protection Ltd.

Lois Hudson-Walford

Lois Hudson-Walford  

Commercial Underwriter - New Business

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Lois Hudson started her insurance career in 2003 working for PI insurance company Dickson Manchester. She joined Nexus CIFS in March 2005 as an underwriting administrator and moved to the New Business team in August 06 in a support role. She is now a Commercial Underwriter underwriting business enquiries up to £15 million.

Lynda Calloway

Lynda Calloway  

Business Manager, Millstream Underwriting

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Lynda joined Millstream in February 2013 with over 25 years experience in the travel insurance industry. Having worked a number of years with Eagle Star’s travel ​subsidiary, Home and Overseas, Lynda became Claims Director of Claims International Ltd (a business of the specialist Loss Adjuster, Cunningham Lindsey). Lynda is accredited with Chartered Insurance Practitioner status.

Mahabubur Rajib

Mahabubur Rajib  

Financial Controller




Marco Lorenzo

Marco Lorenzo  

Assistant Underwriter - Surety and Bond, Nexus EBA

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Marco joined Nexus EBA in November 2013 as his first work experience in London. He started as Account Assistant, also helping the Italian team on Accidental and Health. In February 2016 was then promoted to Assistant Underwriter supporting the Surety and bonds team. Marco graduated in 2012 at University of Udine in Business Economics​.

Marcus Blackburn

Marcus Blackburn  

Senior Business Analyst

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Mark Copsey

Mark Copsey  

International Development Manager, Millstream

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Mark joined Millstream in 2014 having worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years, the last 16 being in the London Market (Underwriting and Lloyd’s broking). Operating in Personal and Commercial Lines markets, his expertise extends across the accident and health sector. Mark has built a strong understanding of the global insurance market having placed business in the UK and across the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.​

Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers  

Risk Underwriter

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Mark has been involved in underwriting since 2007, initially within the Title Insurance market for First Title. His Credit Insurance career began in 2009 with Coface where he worked on both the New Business and Portfolio Risk teams covering most industries and sectors, including export risks. Mark has knowledge across a number of trade sectors, including the Construction, Steel, Timber and Engineering trades, and also experience in the Retail, Food and Agriculture sectors. Mark’s focus within Nexus CIFS is on the construction sector.

Mark Sowerby

Mark Sowerby  

Group Technical Underwriting Manager

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Mark joined Nexus from Novae where he had worked since January 2007. Prior to Novae he had 2 years Professional Indemnity underwriting experience for the UK Specialist Lines team at Limits Syndicate 2000 and the post of Finance Assistant at Gen Re Life Health.​

Martin Mills

Martin Mills ACII  

Chairman, Millstream Underwriting

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​Martin has over 30 years insurance industry experience. He developed Millstream to become a leading affinity accident & health insurance provider in the UK, insuring in excess of 500,000 people every year. Prior to establishing Millstream, Martin spent 11 years at Home and Overseas Insurance Company with responsibility for the sales, development and underwriting teams.
Martin is Chairman of the Travel Insurance Industry Committee.

Natalie Pelczer

Natalie Pelczer  

Risk Underwriter

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Natalie has 7 years experience as an Underwriter with particular focus on the food and agriculture sector. Natalie was previously a Senior Risk Account Underwriter at Euler Hermes and prior to that was a Buyer Underwriter at Atradius. Natalie is currently away from the office on maternity leave.

Neil Payton

Neil Payton  

Risk Director - Nexus CIFS

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Neil Payton began his career in credit insurance at Euler Hermes in 1998 underwriting domestic risks. In his time there he was exposed to various sectors including, Electronics, Construction/Metals and Timber/Paper. Neil joined Nexus CIFS in November 2004 on the Risk Underwriting team, underwriting a broad range of UK and export markets. He was promoted to Senior Risk Underwriter in 2009 and most recently to Risk Director in 2013. Neil continues to specialise underwriting in the Timber Trade and maintains a close relationship within the Timber Trade Federation.

Nicola Slater

Nicola Slater  

Commercial Underwriter

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Nicola joined Nexus CIFS in April 2016 as Commercial Underwriter. Nicola is responsible for the Midlands and South West whole turnover Trade Credit renewal book, broker relationships and supporting business development in the region.

Nicola started her insurance career in 1996 based in Solihull as an Accounts Assistant with CIA / Aon Trade Credit. Two years later, she became Account Executive and in 2007 was promoted to Client Director for Aon Credit International based in Birmingham.​

Nicole Dixon

Nicole Dixon  

Underwriting Assistant

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Nicole joined Nexus in August 2015 as Reception & Assistant to the PI Underwriting Team. Prior to joining Nexus, Nicole worked as an Office and Facilities Manager for an IT Software Firm in London. Before moving to the City Nicole headed up the Midlands region as a Surveying Administrator in a construction company in Dunmow for 2 years. In February 2016 Nicole was promoted to Underwriting Assistant within the PI Underwriting Team.

Olivia Clark

Olivia Clark  

IBA Technician

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Paul Castle

Paul Castle  

Facilities Supervisor

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Paul joined Nexus in January 2012 as an Underwriting Assistant. Paul supports both the Professional Lines and Financial Lines teams in the Nexus Group: processing slips, running reports and providing administrative assistance to the Underwriters. Paul has 6 years previous experience as a Sales Consultant.​

Paul Lancaster

Paul Lancaster Cert CII  

Operations Manager, Millstream

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Paul joined Millstream’s Client Support and Operations team in 2007. Within his role he undertakes responsibility for liaison with the FCA and Financial Ombudsman Service. Prior to Millstream, he worked for 7 years in the UK travel insurance sector in both direct and broker driven travel teams. Paul has a BA in History from the University of Otago, New Zealand.​

Paul Spinks

Paul Spinks  

Risk Underwriter

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Paul has worked in Risk Underwriting since July 2011. Previously with Euler Hermes where he worked predominantly in the Construction, Metals and Timber sectors covering both domestic and export risks. Paul joined Nexus CIFS in March 2014 and his focus remains on the Construction sector.

Pete Burton

Pete Burton  

Senior Underwriter

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Pete started his insurance career over 11 years ago at Novae Syndicates Ltd. He has been underwriting since 2006 in the Regional Financial Lines Unit specialising in Professional Indemnity and Charity Trustee Indemnity.

Philip Oldfield

Philip Oldfield  

Commercial Underwriter

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Philip worked for many years as a credit manager for several large companies in the north of England. He moved into broking in 2000, joining Aon in Manchester and became an underwriter in the Amlin credit team in 2007. He is responsible for a northern based portfolio and broker development in the region.

Pierre-Eloi Gilles

Pierre-Eloi Gilles  

Senior Underwriter and France Country Manager, Nexus EBA

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Pierre-Eloi joined EBA France in 2013. He began his insurance industry career in 2007 working between the Nancy and Toulouse offices of Securities and Financial Solutions. He also set up their branch office in French Guiana, where he developed a new book of Construction Insurance business.

In June 2009, he joined EBA’s French Team in London as an account handler underwriting Construction Insurance, Professional Indemnity, General and Product Liability under several Lloyds and non-Lloyds binding authorities whilst also broking open market placements.

Priscilla Jodhee

Priscilla Jodhee  

Underwriter Surety and Latent Defects, Nexus EBA

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Priscilla has ten years experience in Latent defects & Surety having previously worked for European Insurance Services Ltd - EISL (an MGA) as a senior underwriter and team leader. Priscilla worked as client relationship manager with french brokers. She joined Nexus in February 2017 as a bilingual Latent defects & Surety bonds underwriter.

Rebecca Arnold

Rebecca Arnold  

Underwriting Assistant - Financial Lines

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Rebecca Joined Nexus in September 2014 as an IBA Technician.

Prior to Nexus Rebecca has over 3 years finance experience working for an Aviation Insurance Broker where she gained valuable experience of the London Market.​

Rebecca Hayes

Rebecca Hayes  

Binder Operations

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Rerbecca joined Nexus in December 2015 as Binder Operations and deals with running all of Nexus’ bordereau’s, making sure they are within the terms of our binders as well as making sure they are compliant with Lloyd’s Standards. She maintains a central record of all binders and any queries regarding our binding authority contracts. Rebecca has over 10 years experience in the industry, starting out as a Wordings Technician at Alexander Forbes/Lockton. Then going to RJ Kiln/Tokio Marine Kiln as a Binding Authorities Analyst/Audit Technician dealing with queries about binding authority contracts, running reports as well as making sure Coverholders were adhering to Lloyd’s Financial Crime requirements. Rebecca then progressed to Canopius as a Delegated Underwriting Audit Technician where she coordinated external audits for nearly every Cover holder.

Renata Kubczak

Renata Kubczak  

Insurance Accounts Technician

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Joined in August 2013 as a Insurance Account Technician. She has 3 years experience in the Insurance industry working as credit controller and administrator. She is currently studying Bookkeeping level 2.

Richard Marriage

Richard Marriage  

Managing Director - Nexus CIFS

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​Richard started in credit insurance in 1997 at Hermes Credit Services. He moved to Nexus CIFS at its inception in 2000 and covered risk and commercial underwriting. He was Underwriting Manager until 2010 when he moved to Euler Hermes World Agency. At EHWA Richard’s responsibilities included leading the Account Management teams globally and overseeing the renewal portfolio for Northern Europe. In 2015 Richard re-joined Nexus CIFS as Managing Director.

Roberto Calabretti

Roberto Calabretti  

Senior Underwriter and EBA Italia Manager, Nexus EBA

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Roberto’s career in the insurance industry started in 2007, initially working for an Italian insurance broker. His London career began in 2008 where he held the role of account executive/broker for London International Insurance Broker Ltd. This covered a variety of sectors including professional indemnity, public official, bloodstock, aviation, contingency and construction. In 2010 he joined Paul Napier Ltd, a Lloyd’s broker specialised in Financial Institution and Professional Indemnity industries, creating a new Italian department. In 2012 he joined EBA’s Italian Team as Senior Broker, underwriting Professional Indemnity, Public Official and D&O lines under several Lloyds and non-Lloyds binding authorities, also broking open market placements. In 2014 Roberto moved to Rome and recently started EBA ITALIA, EBA’s Italian branch.​

Roxanne Thornhill

Roxanne Thornhill ACII Dip CILA  

Claims Underwriter

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Roxanne Thornhill joined CIFS as a Claims Underwriter in July 2014. She began her insurance career in 2001 working in a support role within the claims team for Willis Ltd in Belfast progressing to a claims handling role managing property, liability and motor claims. In 2006, she became a Senior Property Claims Handler for MMA Insurance. She subsequently joined the Major Loss Team at Cunningham Lindsey in 2008 working as a Financial Risks Adjuster specialising in trade credit claims handled on behalf of Nexus CIFS. Roxanne is ACII and Dip CILA qualified.

Sam Beer

Sam Beer  

Junior Underwriter - Financial Lines

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Sam joined Nexus in October 2013 as an Administration Assistant after gaining two years sales experience within Field/E-commerce Sales and Recruitment. Sam has A level qualifications gained from Colchester Sixth Form College.

Sam Ruggles-Brise

Sam Ruggles-Brise  

Group Marketing Consultant

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Sam started his career in publishing in 1978 with IPC Magazines. He quickly went through the ranks and became Eastern Advertisement Manager for The National Farmers Union publication. In the early 80’s he entered the world of advertising, pr & marketing - by 1987 he had set up BPA, a full service advertising, marketing & pr agency with both a consumer and business to business client base, including the insurance sector. He was Managing Director from the start and responsible for new business development for over twenty years as well as overseeing key accounts. In 2010, he formed SRB Consult working on special projects across several industry sectors in the UK and abroad. At the same time he worked closely with The Prince’s Trust and sat on the East Anglian Development Committee for fund raising events & high profile functions. In 2012, Sam found himself working once again in the Insurance Industry for The Nexus Group where he was responsible for the total rebrand of the Group, website development, launch events, pr and marketing. Sam’s role within the Nexus Group during the last few years has grown significantly, resulting with him now being retained as full-time Marketing Consultant.

Sarah Connolly

Sarah Connolly  

Underwriting Assistant

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Sarah’s insurance career started back in 2012 as the receptionist for HCC Global. She was then promoted to Administration Assistant, supporting the Professional Indemnity, Financial Institutions and the Directors & Officers teams before joining Nexus in July 2015 as Underwriting Assistant.​

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith  

IBA Technician

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Simon Aldis

Simon Aldis  

Lead Business Analyst

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Simon has over 25 years experience in the insurance industry. He was originally employed at Denham Syndicate 990 where he worked in the reinsurance, claims and underwriting departments. He has more recently worked for PRI, Coverzones and Novae as a Business Analyst responsible for the implementation and maintenance of various underwriting systems.

Simon Barker

Simon Barker  

Managing Director, Nexus EBA

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Simon is responsible for marketing and our relationship with intermediaries, as well as EBA’s product design, client relationships and business production. He started his insurance career at C.T. Bowring and Company (now Marsh UK Ltd) which was followed by experience with smaller Lloyd’s brokers, joining the recently created EBA in 2000 as the executive co-director. He was largely responsible for the repositioning EBA in 2007.

Simon Hoskin

Simon Hoskin  

Business Operations Co-Ordinator

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Simon McVey

Simon McVey ACII  

Managing Director, Millstream Underwriting

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​Simon joined Millstream in 2004, taking over as managing director in January 2016. Prior to Millstream, Simon was with Collinson Group for 5 years, responsible for the development of its non-UK insurance business. He also held a number of operational, underwriting and management positions over 13 years with General Accident within the intermediary and direct divisions.

Stephen Comerford

Stephen Comerford  

Business Development Manager


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Stephen Fletcher

Stephen Fletcher  

MD Vectura

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Steve White

Steve White  

Head of IT

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Steve has over 30 years experience of IT. Having started life as a trainee programmer with British Gas, Steve specialised for many years in the Testing of IT systems in various industries before moving into more Senior roles. Steve has worked in the Insurance Sector for many years now and is responsible for managing the Nexus IT environment for Software Development, Hardware and Cloud Services.​

Stuart Rouse

Stuart Rouse Ba (Hons), ACMA  

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

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Stuart has over 22 years experience in the industry. His previous roles include CFO for Fusion Insurance, Towergate Underwriting, CFO and COO of Towergate Financial, CFO of Aspen’s Managing Agency and Syndicate 4711 as well as Aspen’s Insurance Division. He was also Group COO of HW Wood the global insurance broker. Stuart has extensive experience in driving value and growth across the MGA insurer model.

Stuart Russell

Stuart Russell  

Financial Controller, Millstream

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Stuart joined Millstream in 2005 with responsibility for accounting functions and financial administration. He comes from a corporate accounting background and has sat on a number of company boards and held a number of senior positions within the Collinson Group. Stuart holds a BSc honours degree in Physiology from London University.​

Sue Morley

Sue Morley  

Client Services Director - Nexus CIFS

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Sue Morley joined Nexus CIFS as Service Director at its formative stage in October 1999 and is responsible for the servicing team involving all policy renewals and also claims. Prior to this she was at Aon for 10 years and the Branch Director of Aon Trade Credit (London office). Her career in credit insurance began as an Underwriter with Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes).

Tim Brangwyn

Tim Brangwyn ACII  

Director, Millstream Underwriting

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Tim joined Millstream in 2016. He has 30 years experience acquired across a range of operational and management roles in both underwriting and broking businesses in the UK regional commercial insurance market.​

Tim Coles

Tim Coles  

Chief Executive Officer

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Prior to joining Nexus, Tim was with Hyperion Insurance Group for 13 expansive years. There he founded Howden’s leading investment industry division, was CEO of Howden London and then CEO of Howden Broking Group. Before that, Tim served in the British Army for 13 years with the Parachute Regiment and Special Forces.​

Tony Smith

Tony Smith  

Export Underwriting Manager

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Tony joined Nexus CIFS in November 2014 as Export Underwriting Manager. He has 25+ years experience in underwriting export risk, including 5 years with Mitsui, 13 years with Euler Hermes and most recently with AIG Europe Ltd, where he was Head of International Trade Credit for Western and Central Europe and also supported the development of AIG’s operation in Dubai. Whilst at Euler Hermes, Tony recruited and developed a strong, client focused, team with an excellent record for winning new export-related business cases and maintaining good relationships with existing clients. During his time at Euler, Tony also acted as the Regional representative on the Group Country Risk Committee.

Vicki Cambridge

Vicki Cambridge  

Commercial Underwriter

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Vicki Cambridge began her career in the Financial Sector in July 1996 at Unisys as a Processing Clerk within the cheque clearing department. She started a new role at Pershing Securities Ltd in November 1999 in the Nominees Department and then joined Nexus CIFS in April 2003 as an Underwriting Administrator. Her current role is Commercial Underwriter handling servicing issues and renewals.

Victoria Bond

Victoria Bond  

Risk Underwriter

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Victoria joined Nexus CIFS in January 2009. From 2005 she had been a Risk Underwriter with Euler Hermes where she worked across a broad range of sectors including the food, transport and advertising industries.

Wendy Matson

Wendy Matson  

Claims Underwriter

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Wendy Matson joined Nexus CIFS in August 2004 as an Underwriting Assistant. She began her insurance career in 1998 working for Coface in a client services role and providing support to the Underwriters. She then moved to Aon in 2002 working in the Market security department as a trainee analyst. Her current role entails assessing claims as well as policy administration. Wendy is currently away from the office on maternity leave.

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