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+44 (0) 20 3011 5700 tradecredit@nexusunderwriting.com
Bob Lilley

Bob Lilley  

Non Executive Chairman

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Bob Lilley began his career in insurance at Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes) in 1979, where he worked in a variety of roles for over 10 years. He subsequently held Director level positions with Jardine Insurance Brokers, and AMA & Genesis Underwriting Agencies before establishing CIFS in 1999.

Richard Marriage

Richard Marriage  

Managing Director

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Richard started in credit insurance in 1997 at Hermes Credit Services. He moved to 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 CIFS as Managing Director

Neil Payton

Neil Payton  

Risk Director

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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 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 maintaining a close relationship within the Timber Trade Federation.

James Steele-Perkins

James Steele-Perkins  

Director: Single Situation Credit & Political Risks

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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.

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.

Ian Selby

Ian Selby  

Commercial Director

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Ian has been in the credit insurance market since 2005 and joined 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 CIFS. Ian was promoted to the position of Risk Underwriting Manager in November 2013.

Colin Thompson

Colin Thompson  

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 with various positions, including Executive Protection Unit Manager and Transaction Liability Manager at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe S.A and D&O Line Manager at CNA Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd.

Hugh Morland

Hugh Morland  

Nexus Co-Founder & Deputy Chairman

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Hugh has over 40 years of insurance market experience and was previously Marsh Finpro Managing Director and also a member of the European Executive Committee. Prior to this he was Chief Executive Officer of Bowring Marsh and McLennan’s Finpro Division and also Chief Executive Officer of their UK Retail operations. Hugh was also Chief Executive Officer of CNA Insurance Company (Europe) Limited and oversaw the Company’s entire European operations.

Tim Coles

Tim Coles  

Group 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.​

Stuart Rouse

Stuart Rouse  

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.

Kelly Cambridge

Kelly Cambridge  

Group Company Secretary & Compliance Manager, ACIS

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Kelly is Group Company Secretary (GradICSA) and Compliance Manager at NUML and has over 10 years in-house legal experience working within law, media and insurance.  Kelly has over 6 years Company Secretarial, corporate governance and compliance experience and is a qualified Company Secretary with the ICSA. 

Bob Lilley

Bob Lilley  

Non Executive Chairman

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Bob Lilley began his career in insurance at Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes) in 1979, where he worked in a variety of roles for over 10 years. He subsequently held Director level positions with Jardine Insurance Brokers, and AMA & Genesis Underwriting Agencies before establishing CIFS in 1999.

Richard Marriage

Richard Marriage  

Managing Director

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Richard started in credit insurance in 1997 at Hermes Credit Services. He moved to 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 CIFS as Managing Director

Neil Payton

Neil Payton  

Risk Director

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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 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 maintaining a close relationship within the Timber Trade Federation.

James Steele-Perkins

James Steele-Perkins  

Director: Single Situation Credit & Political Risks

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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 Credit & Political Risks

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Adam started his insurance career in 2011 as an Underwriter for TULP - a Towergate MGA – before moving to C.V. Starr in April 2012 to work as an Underwriting Assistant in the Political and Financial Risks team. He joined Nexus CIFS in January 2014 as an Assistant Underwriter in the Single Situation Credit and Political Risks team before progressing to an Underwriter position in January 2016. At the end of 2016, Adam achieved his ACII qualification.

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 CIFS nexus 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.

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 CIFS in April 2003 as an Underwriting Administrator. Her current role is Commercial Underwriter handling servicing issues and renewals.

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.

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.

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.

Lois Walford

Lois Walford  

Commercial Underwriter

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Lois started her insurance career in 2003 working for PI insurance company Dickson Manchester. She joined 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 new business enquiries up to £30m.

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 £30m - £100m turnover range.

Kirri Vernon

Kirri Vernon  

Commercial Underwriter

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Kirri Vernon began her credit insurance career at Euler Hermes as an Information Co-ordinator in 2007. She joined CIFS in October 2010 as an Underwriting Assistant. Kirri is now a Commercial Underwriter, underwriting business with turnover up to £10m.

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. Hayley is now a Commercial Underwriter, underwriting small business up to £4m turnover.

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.

Ian Selby

Ian Selby  

Commercial Director

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Ian has been in the credit insurance market since 2005 and joined 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 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 CIFS in December 2007 and has since specialised in the Retail Sector.

Victoria Bond

Victoria Bond  

Risk Underwriter

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Victoria joined CIFS in January 2009. Previously, since 2005 she had been a Risk Underwriter with Euler Hermes, where she operated 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 a number of 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.

Dominic Rice

Dominic Rice  

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 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 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. Wendy has specialised in claims assessment and is now a Claims Underwriter working on Nexus CIFS claims.

Roxanne Thornhill

Roxanne Thornhill  

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 CIFS.  Roxanne is ACII and Dip CILA qualified. 

Jamie Ashton

Jamie Ashton  

Trainee Underwriter

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Jamie is a graduate who joined Nexus CIFS in 2015 in an underwriting support role.  Jamie is now a Trainee Underwriter responsible for new business and also the renewal of policies with turnover up to £1.5m.

Sarah Connolly

Sarah Connolly  

Underwriting Assistant

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Adam Clark

Adam Clark  

Underwriter: Single Situation Credit & Political Risks

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Adam started his insurance career in 2011 as an Underwriter for TULP - a Towergate MGA – before moving to C.V. Starr in April 2012 to work as an Underwriting Assistant in the Political and Financial Risks team. He joined Nexus CIFS in January 2014 as an Assistant Underwriter in the Single Situation Credit and Political Risks team before progressing to an Underwriter position in January 2016. At the end of 2016, Adam achieved his ACII qualification.

Bob Lilley

Bob Lilley  

Non Executive Chairman

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Bob Lilley began his career in insurance at Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes) in 1979, where he worked in a variety of roles for over 10 years. He subsequently held Director level positions with Jardine Insurance Brokers, and AMA & Genesis Underwriting Agencies before establishing CIFS in 1999.

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 CIFS nexus 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.

Colin Thompson

Colin Thompson  

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 with various positions, including Executive Protection Unit Manager and Transaction Liability Manager at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe S.A and D&O Line Manager at CNA Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd.

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 £30m - £100m turnover range.

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 CIFS in December 2007 and has since specialised in the Retail Sector.

Dominic Rice

Dominic Rice  

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.

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.

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. Hayley is now a Commercial Underwriter, underwriting small business up to £4m turnover.

Hugh Morland

Hugh Morland  

Nexus Co-Founder & Deputy Chairman

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Hugh has over 40 years of insurance market experience and was previously Marsh Finpro Managing Director and also a member of the European Executive Committee. Prior to this he was Chief Executive Officer of Bowring Marsh and McLennan’s Finpro Division and also Chief Executive Officer of their UK Retail operations. Hugh was also Chief Executive Officer of CNA Insurance Company (Europe) Limited and oversaw the Company’s entire European operations.

Ian Selby

Ian Selby  

Commercial Director

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Ian has been in the credit insurance market since 2005 and joined 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 CIFS. Ian was promoted to the position of Risk Underwriting Manager in November 2013.

James Steele-Perkins

James Steele-Perkins  

Director: Single Situation Credit & Political Risks

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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 graduate who joined Nexus CIFS in 2015 in an underwriting support role.  Jamie is now a Trainee Underwriter responsible for new business and also the renewal of policies with turnover up to £1.5m.

Kelly Cambridge

Kelly Cambridge  

Group Company Secretary & Compliance Manager, ACIS

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Kelly is Group Company Secretary (GradICSA) and Compliance Manager at NUML and has over 10 years in-house legal experience working within law, media and insurance.  Kelly has over 6 years Company Secretarial, corporate governance and compliance experience and is a qualified Company Secretary with the ICSA. 

Kirri Vernon

Kirri Vernon  

Commercial Underwriter

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Kirri Vernon began her credit insurance career at Euler Hermes as an Information Co-ordinator in 2007. She joined CIFS in October 2010 as an Underwriting Assistant. Kirri is now a Commercial Underwriter, underwriting business with turnover up to £10m.

Lois Walford

Lois Walford  

Commercial Underwriter

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Lois started her insurance career in 2003 working for PI insurance company Dickson Manchester. She joined 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 new business enquiries up to £30m.

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.

Natalie Pelczer

Natalie Pelczer  

Risk Underwriter

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Natalie has a number of 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.

Neil Payton

Neil Payton  

Risk Director

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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 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 maintaining 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.

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 CIFS in March 2014 and  his focus remains on the Construction sector.

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.

Richard Marriage

Richard Marriage  

Managing Director

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Richard started in credit insurance in 1997 at Hermes Credit Services. He moved to 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 CIFS as Managing Director

Roxanne Thornhill

Roxanne Thornhill  

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 CIFS.  Roxanne is ACII and Dip CILA qualified. 

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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Stuart Rouse

Stuart Rouse  

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.

Tim Coles

Tim Coles  

Group 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 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 CIFS in January 2009. Previously, since 2005 she had been a Risk Underwriter with Euler Hermes, where she operated 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 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. Wendy has specialised in claims assessment and is now a Claims Underwriter working on Nexus CIFS claims.

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Nexus CIFS Ltd

Registered Office:
52 - 56 Leadenhall Street
London EC3A 2EB
T: +44 (0) 20 3011 5700
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E: tradecredit@nexusunderwriting.com

Nexus CIFS Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Nexus Underwriting Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm Reference Number 494805).