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Our speakers include:


Nicolas Aubert
Head of GB, Willis Towers Watson

Nicolas Aubert leads Great Britain at Willis Towers Watson. He also serves as the CEO of Willis Limited, the company’s principal U.K.-regulated entity.

Previously, Nicolas served as the CEO of Willis Great Britain. Prior to joining Willis, he served as the COO of American International Group (AIG) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and formerly as the managing director of AIG in the U.K. He joined AIG in June 2002 to lead AIG France, and after served in various other senior management positions including managing director of Southern Europe. Prior to AIG, Nicolas held various leadership roles at ACE, CIGNA and GAN.

Nicolas is an active participant to important market bodies.  He is President of the Insurance Institute of London, is the immediate Past Chair of the London Market Group, remaining a member of its Board, sits on the Executive Committee of LIIBA (London & International Brokers Association), and a member of TheCityUK’s Advisory Council. 

Miles Banks
Chairman, Global Claims Executive & Head of GB Claims Advocacy, Willis Towers Watson

Oke Eleazu
COO, Bought By Many & Author, "The Cult of Service Excellence"

Abby Ewen
IT Director, BLM


Kathryn Gifford
Head of Claims, Chubb Global Markets

Kathryn is Head of Claims at Chubb Global Markets, having previously worked in a variety of senior claims roles for a Lloyd’s Managing Agent and also in the composite market, for a major global insurance company. Kathryn is part of the Senior Claims European Leadership team at Chubb, contributing to the overall claims strategy, monitoring operational claims performance and instilling a culture of continuous improvement to process and procedures across UK &I and Global Markets.

Kathryn is an active participant in a number of key LMA/Lloyd's market initiatives and also a member of the LMA Claims Operations Executive Group.


Ayesha Hazarika MBE

Political Commentator, Comedian and Former Labour Advisor

Ayesha Hazarika is a political commentator, writer and comedian who served as Chief of Staff to Harriet Harman, Labour Deputy Leader and twice Acting Leader of the Labour Party. She was a senior Labour adviser for more than eight years in Government and in opposition.

As well as working alongside Harriet, Ayesha prepared Ed Miliband for Prime Minister’s Questions, conference speeches, interviews and the televised Leaders’ debates during the 2015 election. She wrote speeches, questions and responses for both, as well as delivering the landmark Equality Act onto the statute book and leading Labour’s response to the Leveson Inquiry into phone hacking and press ethics.

Before politics, Ayesha worked with the chairman of music giant EMI and was a civil service press officer at the Department of Trade and Industry, Home Office and No 10. Before that, she was an award-winning comedian who toured the country and played the Edinburgh Fringe. A career she has returned to (at least in part), only now with a more political theme.

Ayesha lifts the lid on Westminster and how the parties operate from the deals and plots to how best to attack your opposite number across the floor. She looks at the serious and the entertaining sides of politics such as how it felt to watch Ed Miliband flounder on live TV, how policy is drafted, and the disconnection between Westminster and voters. She also reveals the important role her Nicola Sturgeon, Leanne Wood and Natalie Bennett impressions played in the leaders’ debate rehearsals.

As well as a political overview and analysis Ayesha looks at the role of women in politics and the challenges they often face in the careers. She considers how politics works, how messages are communicated (successfully and unsuccessfully), and how government policy is formed and influenced. She also addresses the future of culture, media and the creative industries in a climate of cuts and unequal opportunities.

Ayesha is a regular commentator on the BBC, Sky and ITN as well as writing for national newspapers and magazines including the FT, Guardian and New Statesman.


Andrew Horton
CEO of Beazley & Chair of London Market Group 

Andrew Horton joined Beazley as the Group Finance Director in June 2003 responsible for the finance function. In September 2008, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beazley plc and President of Beazley Insurance Company Inc. He was elected Chair of the London Market Group in May 2018.  


Sue Jakobek
Managing Director, PPL Ltd. 

Susan Jakobek has been Managing Director of Placing Platform Ltd (PPL) since 2015, including introducing the live PPL system to the market in 2016.  Previously Susan was Chief Operating Officer at Adsensa Ltd, and prior to that worked for the Ordnance Survey. She has extensive experience across the IT and telecoms sectors, having worked with companies including HP, Oracle, AT&T, NCR and Global One.

Simon Laird
Head of Insurance, RPC

Clare Lebecq
CEO, London Market Group

Clare Lebecq became CEO of the London Market Group in November 2018. Prior to that she was Operations Director at JLT Speciality, part of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group providing wholesale and retail insurance broking, risk management and claims consulting services, a role she held for eight years.


Ian Lewis
IP Underwriter, Tokio Marine Kiln

Ian has 30 years of experience in assisting businesses (from start-ups to multi-national corporations) to protect themselves against the financial impact of Intellectual Property (IP) related exposures, such as litigation costs & expenses, liability or business interruption and other financial losses.

Ian started his insurance career in 1988 working for a specialist MGA in the UK that focused on litigation risks (including IP and employment) as well Warranty & Indemnity and other specific transactional risks. In 1995 he moved to the broking side, working for Crawley Warren (now part of Aon Benfield and in 1999 he moved to Miller Insurance Services and was a director in the Professional Risks division. In 2007, Ian co-founded an IP focused MGA (Samian Underwriting) in which was a coverholder for twelve Lloyd’s syndicates, including R.J. Kiln & Co. (now TMK). In late 2014 he moved into his current role at Tokio Marine Kiln, where his team underwrites all forms of IP litigation, liability, transactional, consequential and financial loss exposures on a global basis.

Ian has advised various corporations, governmental bodies and trade associations in the EU, the USA, Canada and various Far Eastern countries on IP risk transfer mechanisms and has authored numerous articles on insurance solutions for IP exposures.


Bronek Masojada
CEO of Hiscox & Chair of PPL Ltd.

Bronek Masojada joined Hiscox in 1993 as Group MD and he became CEO in 2000. From 1989 to 1993 he was employed by McKinsey & Company. Bronek served as a Deputy Chairman of Lloyd’s from 2001 to 2007 and was Chairman of the Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation from 2008 to 2014. He is currently a member of the Board of the Association of British Insurers and a Director of Pool Reinsurance Company Limited.


Trevor Maynard
Head of Innovation, Lloyd’s

Dr Trevor Maynard is Head of Innovation at Lloyd’s and is responsible for the Lloyd’s Lab .  His team is focussed on encouraging a culture of innovation within the Lloyd’s market including barrier identification and removal, and thought leadership. Subjects covered in recent years include: the economic and social implications of food system shocks;  Counterfactual analysis techniques; the effects of Cyber attacks on the US Energy Grid and the Cloud and an exploration of aggregation modelling methods for Liability risks. He is Co-chairman of OASIS, an open access platform for Catastrophe models and sits on the Board of the Lighthill Risk Network, a research collaboration between reinsurers and brokers.  Trevor has degrees in Pure Maths and a PhD in Statistics.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and of the Institute of Mathematics and its applications.


Matthew Moore
President & Managing Director, Liberty Specialty Markets

Matthew Moore has been President and Managing Director of Liberty Specialty Markets since August 2017. Prior to that he was Group Chief Underwriting Officer. He has been with Liberty for 15 years, after joining in 2002 as a Political Risk underwriter. He was appointed Active Underwriter of Liberty’s 4472 Syndicate, and Group CUO when Liberty Specialty Markets was formed in 2014 by merging Liberty Syndicates’ business with that of Liberty’s London market insurance company.


Julie Page
CEO, Aon UK Ltd.

Julie Page is Chief Executive Officer of Aon UK Ltd. and is responsible for the strategic management, statutory and governance oversight of the Aon UK Ltd. business, delivering on the firm’s global vision, financial goals and statutory and regulatory agenda.

In addition, Julie leads 1,800 colleagues in the UK who provide a range of risk, insurance and health and benefits services to clients.  In her 30-plus years in the insurance broking sector Julie has developed wide-ranging experience, leading businesses and directly providing risk and insurance solutions for all segments of insurance market including consumers, commercial, corporate and global business. Julie began her career with Aon, then moved to Marsh before re-joining Aon in early 2016.

Julie is Deputy Chair for the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) and an industry champion for diversity and inclusion, with roles as committee member of Inclusion@Lloyds and former Chairman of the Dive-In Festival Committee.


Hannah Purves
Claims Director, Markel International & LMA Board Member 

Hannah Purves was appointed as claims director at Markel International in 2013, having previously spent six years in senior claims positions at Beazley, following an earlier career in private legal practice. She has been a solicitor-advocate since 2003.

Hannah has been responsible for developing and implementing the Markel claims philosophy which, by creating a claims service which is customer focused, nimble and value adding, delivers an active reason for brokers and clients to insure with Markel.  Reflecting its success, the Markel claims team, which comprises over 120 people located through Europe, Canada, Asia and Latin America, has been a finalist in over 12 independent claims awards events since the philosophy was launched.

Hannah was appointed to the Markel International board in 2017, the LMA board in April 2018 and is the current deputy chair of the LMACC.


Scott M. Purviance
CEO, AmWINS Group, Inc.

Scott M. Purviance became the chief executive officer of AmWINS on May 1, 2018. One of the company’s first employees, Scott joined AmWINS in July 2001 as chief financial officer and took on the additional role of chief operating officer in April 2012. He has served on AmWINS’ Board of Directors since April 2015. Scott began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1992, serving for 7 years in the insurance services assurance practice. After leaving PwC in 1999, Scott joined the Business Insurance Division of Royal & SunAlliance USA, Inc., as vice president of finance. Scott earned a BS in Accounting from Wake Forest University.

James Stevenson
Managing Director, Chesterfield Group

SPEAKERS
  • Nicolas Aubert

    Nicolas Aubert

    Head of GB, Willis Towers Watson
  • Kathryn Gifford

    Kathryn Gifford

    Head of Claims, Chubb Global Markets

  • Ayesha Hazarika MBE

    Ayesha Hazarika MBE

    Political Commentator

  • Andrew Horton

    Andrew Horton

    CEO of Beazley and Chair of London Market Group
  • Sue Jakobek

    Sue Jakobek

    Managing Director, PPL Ltd.
  • Ian Lewis

    Ian Lewis

    IP Underwriter, TMK
  • Bronek Masojada

    Bronek Masojada

    CEO of Hiscox and Chair of PPL Ltd.
  • Trevor Maynard

    Trevor Maynard

    Head of Innovation, Lloyd’s
  • Matthew Moore

    Matthew Moore

    President, Liberty Specialty Markets
  • Julie Page

    Julie Page

    CEO, Aon UK Ltd.
  • Hannah Purves

    Hannah Purves

    Claims Director, Markel, LMA Board Member
  • Scott M. Purviance

    Scott M. Purviance

    CEO, AmWINS Group, Inc.