Speakers

Speakers

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Tulsi Naidu

CEO

Zurich UK

Tulsi Naidu is Chief Executive Officer for Zurich in the UK and is a member of the FCA Practitioner Panel, the ABI Board and the CBI President’s Council.

Prior to joining Zurich, Tulsi spent 14 years at Prudential UK and Europe as an Executive Director with commercial leadership for Prudential's UK and Europe business and as Chief Operating Officer. Earlier in her career she has worked at CSFB, ICICI and Arthur Andersen.

Tulsi has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics and a Post Graduate Degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.  She is a winner of the awards for Alumni Achievement conferred by the Institute.

Tulsi is a Trustee of Pilotlight and TeachFirst.

First Car: 

Suzuki Esteem Sedan

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be? 

Ed Sheeran 

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Julian Turner

CEO

Westfield Technology Group

Julian Turner is the CEO of Westfield Technology Group – Consisting of Westfield Sportscars, Westfield Autonomous Vehicles and the National Engineering Academy.  He joined Westfield in 2006 as MD after previously working around the globe for The Boeing Company, BAE Systems, Mott MacDonald, Cathay Pacific and British Midland.  

 

Julian has been involved in the Acquisition, Risk Management and Integration of a number of companies in both the Global Aviation and Automotive Sectors.  He Chairs the Niche Vehicle Network OEM Working Group, is a member of the West Midlands Digital Board, SMMT Regional Engagement Board and has held several Non Executive Positions at Hardy Transaction Management, HICOM Potenza, Potenza Technology and Creative Example.  Julian was awarded SME Director of the Year for the Midlands in 2016, is a Chartered Engineer, and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University for Electric Vehicle Technology. He is also an Export Champion for the Midlands Engine in his spare time.

 

First car:

Ford Escort

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be? 

Nelson Mandela

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Neil Ingram

Head of Motor Product Management

Direct Line Group

Neil has 17 years' experience in General Insurance across a range of disciplines including Operations, Customer Experience, Underwriting, Risk, Audit and Product Development. He is responsible for the core motor insurance product at DLG, both in terms of performance and future development.

First Car:

1986 Ford Fiesta L, 1.1

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Brian Clough – a flawed genius but I could listen to him all day!

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Tim Marlow

Specialist in Connected & Autonomous Mobility and Insurance

Tim Marlow Limited

Tim Marlow is an independent consultant specialising in Connected & Autonomous Mobility and its impact on the insurance industry.  Formerly Head of Autonomous & Connected Vehicle Research at Ageas UK, he has co-authored a number of insurance industry documents on automated vehicles, was part of group advising the Government on the drafting of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act and contributed extensively to the Law Commission’s recent automated vehicles consultation.

Tim has extensive knowledge and experience of developments in automotive technology and the associated legal and regulatory framework.  He has spent four decades in the insurance industry, holding senior positions at a number of companies including Hiscox and Capita and helping to set up and launch what became the UK’s largest telematics insurance operation at Insure The Box.

 

First Car:

1971 Austin Maxi in Limeflower green

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Nikola Tesla (because he was the most underrated genius in history, not because of the car manufacturer that now bears his name)

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Peter Edgar

Head of Motor Claims Operations

RSA

Peter is the Head of Operational Motor Claims for RSA.  The team has 400 claims professionals handling all aspects of Motor Claims.  Peter has been employed by RSA in various senior claims management roles.  Before joining RSA Peter was the UK Head of Casualty Claims for AIG.  Peter has worked in Claims all his career starting with the Provincial Insurance Company in Kendal and has over 20 years’ experience in the Insurance claims environment.

First Car: 

1.2 Mark 1 Vauxhall Astra

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Winston Churchill – no better person to get to speak to on a 121

 

 

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Richard Billyeald

Chief Technical Officer

Thatcham Research

Richard has 20 years’ experience in the design and engineering of low-volume prototype and motorsport vehicle systems, focusing primarily on transmissions and automotive drive battery systems. He joined Thatcham Research as Chief Technical Officer in 2017, with responsibility for all of the organisation's engineering functions, supporting research into passive & active safety, physical & cyber security, advanced vehicle repair and future vehicle technology.

First Car: 

A turquoise Mk2 Ford Fiesta

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Alex Zanardi, as his both his attitude and his achievements (still winning motor races, and Paralympic hand-cycling gold medal) in the face of losing both his legs so horrifically, are truly inspirational. Plus we would get wherever we’re going pretty quickly!

 

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Steve Plunkett

Body & Paint Development Manager

Volvo Cars UK

Steve has worked in the automotive industry now for thirty seven years and started repairing cars in his Father’s village garage at the age of fifteen in his school holidays.

A time served paint sprayer (City and Guilds), he went onto work for BASF in both a technical and sales capacity in the late eighties / early nineties. During his career he has also worked as a Trade Parts Representative, Business Development Manager and then as a Bodyshop Manager at a Vauxhall main Dealer. He was then Bodyshop Manager at the original East Bilney Coachworks site and also worked in the same capacity for Nationwide.

During the past fifteen years he has worked in the Vehicle Manufacturer arena, initially for Carter and Carter for ten years, spending seven years working on the Toyota Body and Paint Programme as an area manager and then two years running the programme. A further two years were spent as a Commercial Development Manager with Jaguar Land Rover followed by a spell as Programme Manager with Peugeot Cars.

Prior to starting at Volvo in 2012, he worked for Verex Group as a Business Development Manager, during which time he worked with thirteen Vehicle Manufacturers helping to set up repairer networks and developing VM’s own brand car Insurance and Accident Aftercare programmes. 

First Car:

A Triumph Herald, teal blue with a sun roof, bought for £150.

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be? 

Paul McCartney for me, I saw him for the first time in December, I have been a fan since a teenager.  

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Chris Weeks

Executive Director

National Body Repair Association

Chris has spent 25 years working with motor crash repair starting as an insurance Engineer before management roles.  At DLG Chris ran the largest insurance owned bodyshop group and this experience followed in into accident management.  Building a wide range of Repairer and work provider relationships through his career he is now seeking to fully repair the bodyshop industry leading the change activities at the NBRA.

First Car:

Ford Cortina

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Barack Obama

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Jon Dye

Director of Motor UK

QBE

Jon is the Director of Underwriting, motor for QBE European operations. Joining recently from Allianz Insurance where he led the UK Commercial Motor portfolio for the past 8 years. Previous to Allianz Jon held leadership positions in a Lloyds syndicate on both UK and overseas business.

As well as an established underwriting portfolio manager Jon has and continues to represents Motor insurers on a number of industry bodies.

 

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Mike Brockman

CEO

ThingCo

With close to 4 decades in the motor insurance sector, Mike Brockman is truly one of the worlds experts in motor insurance.

Having spent several years as a pricing Actuary, Mike founded EMB in 1993, a consulting actuary firm, that grew to have 11 offices around the world with more than 300 staff. Mike was instrumental in developing new pricing techniques and its applications to risk and demand modelling within the actuarial profession world-wide.

In 2009, Mike founded InsureTheBox, the world’s first telematics only insurer, selling more than 800,000 black box policies during this time, writing more than $1bn Gross Written Premium. Now fully owned by the MS&AD Group, Mike has now moved on to his third new venture ThingCo with a plan to take telematics to the next level. ThingCo is launching its new ground-breaking consumer product “Theo” in February 2019.

First Car:

My first car was a Vauxhall Viva Estate shared with my Mum bought for £400. 

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Margaret Thatcher

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Darren Bedford

Motor Engineer Manager

Covea Insurance

Darren joined the company when it was Provident Insurance in 1994, before the merger with MMA in 2012 to form Covéa Insurance. He is responsible for supporting the business’s claims strategy by bringing innovative technology into the company and leading his team to deliver a partnership-driven approach to the company’s supply chain. This strategy has had an impressive impact for both Covéa and participating business partners,

Darren’s role includes full responsibility for the approved vehicle repairer networks (both our approved and vehicle manufacturer approved), windscreen replacement services, vehicle recovery and independent engineering services.

Darren’s current position has been built on a solid foundation of professionalism and sound operational management skills, and he recently celebrated 25 years with the company.

In addition, Darren represents Covéa Insurance at the Motor Industry Repair Research Centre (MIRRC based in Thatcham) offering operational and strategic support to the MIRRC / Thatcham management team through the Engineering Technical Committee.

 

First Car:

MG Metro – it was the 80’s

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Chris Froome

 

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Jon Hunt

Manager Alternative Fuels

Toyota

Jon Hunt is the Manager for Alternative Fuels at Toyota and has worked for Toyota and Lexus for  over 25 years across a variety of sales and marketing roles in the UK and Europe. 

Since 2014 Jon has been responsible for the commercialisation of the Toyota Hydrogen vehicle programme in the UK selling and delivering the first vehicles sold outside Japan, in October 2015.

Toyota recognises that as hydrogen is inexhaustible, can be produced from renewable and excess energy and emits only water when used it is an ideal zero emission energy vector. It is versatile and can be used in industrial processes, for transport - busses, commercial vehicles and trains are operating today; and for stationary power applications for both heat and power.  

As a result it is envisaged that hydrogen use will help both the products and production processes of Toyota to become emission free and sustainable.

First Car:

Vermillion MGBGT

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Jules Verne.  In his book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea published in 1870  he describes how the submarine Nautilus was powered by electricity made from seawater,  I would like to see what he thinks now that a car can be powered from seawater

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Karl Gray

Global Head of Motor & Retail Lines

Zurich Insurance Company

Karl Gray is the Global Head for Motor and Personal Lines at the Zurich Insurance Group.  He leads Zurich's Global Working Groups on Autonomous / Semi-Autonomous Driving and the Sharing Economy.  He is a member of the World Economic Forum's 'Global Future Council on Mobility'.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Gray was the Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich's Middle East and Africa region. Before that he held a number of leadership positions, with over a decade in emerging markets.

He started his professional career in the UK and has over 18 years experience of developing motor and personal lines businesses, leading both underwriting and non-underwriting functions.

Mr Gray graduated from the University of Sheffield (UK) with an MA in Political Economy and holds Diplomas in Management and Insurance. Mr Gray is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK).

 

First Car: 

Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 Ghia Saloon – Red

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Theresa May

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Kristen Fernández Medina

Senior Psychologist

Transport Research Laboratory

As a Transport psychologist and Technical lead, Kristen works with businesses to develop evidence-based strategies and approaches to optimise mobility using psychological principles and theories. She was the Technical lead of the GATEway project and provided direction for the research programme and delivery of the UK’s first large-scale open public trials of low-speed AV shuttles. Since then, she has also contributed to the delivery of projects such as Merge Greenwich and the SMLL: London. In addition to this, Kristen has specialized in work relating to vulnerable road user groups such as young and older drivers and motorcyclists having successfully lead a number of research projects for clients such as Highways England, the Department for Transport and Transport for London.

First Car:

A 1997 purple Hyundai Accent

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historic) who would it be?

I don’t know if she counts as ‘famous’ but I’d pick Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!

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Josh Harris

Director of Campaigns

Brake

Josh joined Brake in late 2017 in the role of director of campaigns, holding responsibility for the charity’s policy, public affairs and media activity. Prior to Brake, Josh spent more than five years working in a policy role at a UK trade association, with a portfolio of responsibility that included road safety and corporate responsibility. Josh lives and works in London, with regular trips up to Huddersfield to work at Brake HQ. Josh is passionate about road safety and the importance of developing a transport network that enables everyone to travel in safe and healthy ways, every day.


First Car:

My parent’s old Volvo estate (have never owned a car)

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

John Lennon 

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Jan Teo

Managing Director

National Windscreens

In 2018, Jan was appointed as Managing Director at National Windscreens. Jan’s expertise in planning and executing strategy, delivering commercial business growth, cultural development and transformation stood out among all the highly qualified candidates.

Jan has an impressive record of accomplishment in senior leadership roles with blue chip organisations, previously as chief operating officer for Deutsche Bank European Service Centres and as chief executive at Birmingham Royal Ballet. Jan has strong experience in motoring and financial services sectors having previously worked with Legal and General and Barclays directed service and business transformation at RAC, Lex Transfleet and Fraikin.

Jan’s focus at National Windscreens remains firmly on the delivery of outstanding customer service through investment in people, innovation and technological leadership.

 

First Car: 

A brand new Peugeot 309 for my 18th birthday.

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be? 

Julius Caesar

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Stephen Bryceland

Partner and Solicitor Advocate

BTO Solicitors LLP

Stephen has dealt with all aspects of motor claims and his strength lies in his pragmatic, methodical and no-nonsense approach to claims. His proactive manner encourages dialogue among client, claimant and agent at an early stage. He is the leader and manager of BTO’s large team dealing with high volume motor work. He believes his team is second to none in providing a first rate service to insurers specifically targeted at early settlement and minimising costs. Costs are a particular issue of contention in this area and the successes that the team have achieved in their keen negotiations and court arguments, under Stephen’s supervision, have seen savings for clients of almost £1million (on average around 15%) on costs presented versus costs paid in cases valued at less than £50,000 over a three year period.

First Car:

Volkswagen Polo

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Victoria Wood

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James Roberts

Business Development Director, Insurance

Europcar Mobility Group UK

James Roberts has been Business Development Director for Insurance at Europcar Mobility Group UK since 2014, bringing a wealth of experience in the Motor Insurance and Claims Management sector.  In particular, James has had experience of managing large motor claims and accident management teams, bringing innovation to the claims process, to improve case shelf life, repair downtime, detect and repudiate fraud and underwriter cost saving initiatives.

First Car:

Rover 100 Kensington.

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Neil Armstrong, Was he referring to the future of Electric Vehicles when he famously quoted "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"

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Rachel Di Clemente

Legal Services Director

Minster Law

Rachel Di Clemente is Minster Law’s Legal Services Director and Head of Serious Injury. She sits on the Statutory Board of Directors at Minster and holds Higher Rights of Audience.

Rachel has over 20 years’ experience acting for clients who have sustained a personal injury and has a wealth of experience representing those seriously injured as a result of road traffic and industrial accidents. Rachel has a particular interest in neurotrauma and amputation injuries and also a keen interest in technical arguments pertaining to legal costs.

Rachel also sat as a Magistrate for seven years before retiring to progress her career in management.

Mum to 2 teenagers, 18 and 15, Rachel juggled the progression of her career alongside raising young children and was the first Trainee Solicitor to be promoted into an Associate role at her previous firm, Irwin Mitchell.

First Car:

Suzuki Vitara

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historic) who would it be?

Jack Black

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Barney Thompson

Telematics Insurance Director

Trakm8

Barney is a leading expert in the provision of insurance telematics, working closely with some of the UK’s leading insurers. Barney has over 14 years’ experience working in and around the general insurance market, holding various roles within Direct Line Group and Hastings Insurance Group, including Corporate Strategy, Project and Commercial Management. Barney now heads up the Insurance business unit at Trakm8, the UK’s largest manufacturer of telematics devices. In this role he is responsible for business development, as well as relationship and product management. He is a proud supporter of Bath Rugby and a youth coach for his local team.

First Car:

Peugeot 206 1.4 HDI

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Anthony Bourdain

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Paul Hendriks

Co-Owner

SafeDrivePod

Paul Hendriks is Co-Owner of SafeDrivePod international. Half 2016 he founded together with Dr Erik Damen the Company SafeDrivePod. Now 2,5 years later SafeDrivePod is operating in more than 20 countries and is growing fast.

SafeDrivePod has a mission in saving 1000 lives before 2020 because of smartphone distraction in traffic.

He started his professional career in Holland and has over  25 years’ experience in the Car and Leasing industry. He has worked for LeasePlan, General Motors and Daimler

First Car: 

Fiat Uno Fire

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Barack Obama and Roger Federer

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Martyn Mathews

Senior Director, Risk Solutions

LexisNexis Risk Solutions UK&I

Martyn Mathews serves as Senior Director of Motor and Telematics for the UK and Ireland, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Mathews joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in October 2016 through the acquisition of Insurance Initiatives Limited (IIL), and is currently tasked with developing and executing the sales, alliances and customer delivery strategy. Prior to LexisNexis, he worked for Experian for 14 years in a variety of roles, most recently as Head of Vertical for Insurance, Life, Pensions & Investments. Mathews also spent time with Vodafone Corporate and the logistics company TNT Mail.

First Car:

Rover 200 (nice 😁)

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Ricky Hatton!

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Andy Thornley

Head of Corporate Affairs

British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA)

Andy started his career in the public sector, working in the NHS and two separate Executive Agencies of the Department for Health, including the £12.8bn NHS IT project. He began working in the insurance industry with the Motor Insurers' Bureau, responsible for the communications on industry databases and wider uninsured driving issues, before moving to the British Insurance Brokers' Association in 2013. Andy is responsible for public affairs at BIBA, helping to develop the trade association's policy and representing brokers' interests to the media, regulator, officials and Parliamentarians. Andy's brief at BIBA includes InsurTech and he is responsible for a cross-industry working group with the aim of fostering innovation within the industry.

First Car:

A 973cc Vauxhall Corsa that, as a student, I blew the engine up on!

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be? 

Stephen Fry – the man who knows everything about anything. He’s a natural story-teller and would make even the most monotonous journey interesting!


Twitter: @BIBAandy from @BIBAbroker

 

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Dan Hawkes

Head of Sales Performance, Corporate Mobility and Market Intelligence

Europcar Mobility Group UK

With over 15 years’ experience in the automotive industry, Dan was appointed to his current role in 2018 with a focus on developing the implementation of new mobility solutions for the company’s B2B customers. Prior to joining Europcar, Dan had an extended career in the motor industry spending over 6 years across various functions within a European vehicle manufacturer including forming part of a working group focusing on the initial roll out of its first EV models to the UK market. Having two daughters, Dan recognises the rapidly changing consumer trends and a need for utilisation of new technologies to deliver a great customer experience across an array of sustainable solutions.

 

First Car:

1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.2 Club in bright white

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be:

Leonardo DaVinci - 500 years on, it would be great to hear how he would approach our modern day issues with such advances in technology!

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Mark Hastings

Associate and Solicitor Advocate

BTO Solicitors LLP

Mark deals with complex claims arising from a wide variety of accidents including road traffic accidents, employers’ public and occupiers’ liability claims which have caused catastrophic injuries. He also deals with claims arising from accidents aboard / offshore incidents where questions of choice of law, jurisdiction and quantum arise. He has dealt with a number of cases involving fatalities where complex claims for future loss of support have arisen. He has also dealt with several cases involving amputations which involved significant claims for future care, prosthetics and wage loss, often necessitating the use of split multipliers. Mark was the instructing solicitor in a reported case from the Outer House of the Court of Session in which the Pursuer sought an award of £1.2 million for the cost of prosthetics alone. The Defenders’ prosthetic expert’s evidence was preferred, resulting in a saving of over £1 million for the clients.  He has also handled a number of pain disorder cases including functional neurological disorders, chronic pain, somatoform and fibromyalgia. He has a great deal of court experience conducting proofs on behalf of clients in the Sheriff Court and appears in Court of Session actions.

First Car:

 VW Polo

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Billy Connolly

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Dave Reece

Ford Collision Project Manager

Ford UK

Dave joined the industry as a trainee mechanic in 1967 and started his indentured apprenticeship in 1968. Dave has enjoyed a varied career in service distribution and sales and was worked with companies such as Renault and VW. Joining the Ford Collision team in 1999 Dave has delivered Ford Collision programmes in the Middle East, India, South Korea and South America. Dave is a Vizion Academy Principal and a Patron of the Save Our Soldier charity.

First Car:

Ford 7cwt Van

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Buddy Holly

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Barry Knight

Executive Motor Manager

Covéa Insurance

Barry Knight is the Executive Motor Manager at Covéa Insurance, looking after the insurer’s high net worth family fleet proposition. He joined the company in 2015 and was brought in to build, launch and manage Covéa Insurance’s first high net worth motor product, having previously spent 8 years as a Technical Motor Manager at Oak.  He has over 20 years industry experience, beginning his career at a small high street broker.

Barry is responsible for the delivery and development of Covéa Insurance’s HNW Motor proposition, ensuring that he keeps abreast of the constantly evolving risks that our industry are seeing and ensuring the product reflects the needs of the market. He brings a wealth of motor knowledge and experience.

First Car:

Ford Fiesta LX 1.4.

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

If I had to carpool with a famous person, as long as we were using their cars it would be Nick Mason. He has an amazing collection of cars, he would probably have some good music to listen to and lots of rock and roll stories to pass the time.

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Paul Baxter

Managing Director

Marmalade

Paul is Managing Director for Marmalade, a broker specialising in learner and young driver insurance.  Prior to this, he held various positions including Head of Direct Insurance at Markerstudy Group, VP Motor Insurance for Renaissance Insurance in Russia, Head of Motor Insurance at Direct Line and Head of Insurance for Tesco Personal Finance (now Tesco Bank).

First Car:

VW Golf

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be? 

Marilyn Monroe

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Mohsin Rashid

Director of Corporate & Strategic Development

Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Mohsin joined Cambridge Mobile Telematics from the SoftBank Vision Fund (“SoftBank”) where he was a both a founder and senior member of the investment team.

Prior to joining SoftBank Mohsin was a partner at Knight Assets & Co., a London based investment firm that focused on arbitrage and long-term value-driven investment strategies.

Previously Mohsin spent over 12 years as an Investment Banker in the City of London where he held a variety of senior positions at Rothschild and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  

First Car:

Nissan Micra

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Winston Churchill

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Rob Smale

Experienced Claims Leader and Innovator; Non-Executive Director,

e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management

Born in Wales, Rob Smale lives in Hampshire and was until this year the Transformation Director at Ageas UK.  Prior to that Rob was Claims Director at Ageas for 13 years. Originally a mining engineer Rob joined Aviva in 1996 and became Director of Claims for its direct arm.  In 2003 he moved to Ageas where he helped lead its rapid growth including the establishment of an entirely new claims function for Tesco Underwriting.  He was responsible for disrupting the motor and home supply chains with the Solution Centre and Solution Network concepts respectively.  Whilst at Ageas Rob’s team won over 30 industry awards and gained a reputation for innovation which included one of the first applications of artificial intelligence in the claims space.  In his time at Ageas Rob was on the Supervisory Board of the Insurance Fraud Bureau and a founder ambassador of I Love Claims.  Rob has recently become a Non-Executive Director for e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management and is to be appointed in similar positions with a number of claims supply chain companies.

First Car:

Morris Marina Coupe

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Maya Angelou

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Tim Marlow

Specialist in Connected & Autonomous Mobility and Insurance

Tim Marlow Limited

Tim Marlow is an independent consultant specialising in Connected & Autonomous Mobility and its impact on the insurance industry.  Formerly Head of Autonomous & Connected Vehicle Research at Ageas UK, he has co-authored a number of insurance industry documents on automated vehicles, was part of group advising the Government on the drafting of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act and contributed extensively to the Law Commission’s recent automated vehicles consultation.

Tim has extensive knowledge and experience of developments in automotive technology and the associated legal and regulatory framework.  He has spent four decades in the insurance industry, holding senior positions at a number of companies including Hiscox and Capita and helping to set up and launch what became the UK’s largest telematics insurance operation at Insure The Box.

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David Williams

Technical Director

AXA Insurance

David has over 30 years' experience in General Insurance, roles including Chief Commercial Underwriter at one of AXA's largest branches, Reinsurance Manager, Casualty Insurance Manager, before moving to claims in 2003. After leading AXA's Personal & Commercial Claims Teams, David returned to Underwriting as Managing Director, Underwriting, and now has a broader role reporting in to CEO Brendan McCafferty, as part of the newly recombined AXA general insurance businesses in the UK

He was heavily involved in the government and ABI responses to the ‘Liability Crisis' way back just after the Access to Justice Act, and continues his lobbying work as the insurance industry looks to remove unnecessary costs and delay from the current adversarial compensation process. He is an outspoken critic of Claims Farming, Credit Hire, High Legal Costs and exaggerated Whiplash Claims.

As well as operating at an Executive level within AXA Insurance, David is a Non Executive Director of AXA Assistance UK, Vice President of the CII and Chair of the CII Underwriting Faculty. He is Chair of the recently formed Autonomous Driving Insurance Group and RISCAuthority, was previously a member of the National Stakeholder Council for the Governments ‘Workplace Health Connect' initiative during its currency, and was a Director of Thatcham, the Insurance Industry Motor Vehicle Research Institute for four years.

He is a member of various AXA Group Boards and has represented the UK on Asbestos, Health, Pollution and Fraud issues. He speaks regularly at conferences and other events in the UK and Europe on a variety of subjects including most recently, improving customer service, flooding, climate change, Big Data & Driverless cars

David has also appeared on BBC Breakfast TV, Sky, Channel 4 and BBC News, as well as Radio 4's ‘Today' Programme, being interviewed on topics varying from Compensation Culture to Business Crime.

 

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Graeme Trudgill

Executive Director

BIBA

Graeme Trudgill FCII, Cert Mgmt, Chartered Insurance Practitioner, Executive Director, BIBA

Graeme began his career in broking in 1989  and he joined BIBA in 2001. Graeme heads up the BIBA Policy Team which incorporates corporate affairs, technical services and communications and sits on the main BIBA board.  He personally leads BIBA’s public affairs lobby with Government, having given written and oral evidence to the House of Commons and the House of Lords and he is the author of the BIBA Manifesto.  He is regularly a source of expertise for journalists and often appears on radio and TV programmes promoting UK insurance  brokers and the benefits of insurance.  He sits on BIBA’s Insurance Brokers’ Standards and Brexit Committees as well as on the CBI Trade Association Council, Insurance Fraud Taskforce and the SEUK TrustSeal Expert Advisory Panel.  He also participates in many industry/Government joint working groups and panels. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. 

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David Wong

Senior Technology and Innovation Manager

Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT)

David Wong is Senior Technology and Innovation Manager at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the UK's automotive industry trade body. Established in 1902, SMMT acts as the voice of the UK automotive industry by supporting and promoting the interests of more than 700 member companies at home and abroad.

David runs SMMT's technology and innovation portfolio which includes connected and autonomous vehicles, electro-mobility, hydrogen-mobility, digital and mobility innovation, and design engineering. He sits on the UK Automotive Council Technology Group, a government-industry partnership that sets strategic priorities and technology roadmaps for the automotive industry; the UK Government's Future Communications Challenge Group; and the board of Cenex, a low-carbon technology consultancy.

David was previously Business Models Co-Creator and Head of Organisations & Business Models Research at the Big Innovation Centre, a big business-funded innovation hub, where he advised private and public sector clients on business model innovation, value proposition development, innovation strategy and open innovation projects.

First Car: 

A 1977 Toyota Corolla

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Jürgen Klopp. To talk all things Liverpool FC.

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Jon Dye

Director of Motor UK

QBE

Jon is the Director of Underwriting, motor for QBE European operations. Joining recently from Allianz Insurance where he led the UK Commercial Motor portfolio for the past 8 years. Previous to Allianz Jon held leadership positions in a Lloyds syndicate on both UK and overseas business.

As well as an established underwriting portfolio manager Jon has and continues to represents Motor insurers on a number of industry bodies.

 

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Paul Baxter

Managing Director

Marmalade

Recently appointed as Managing Director for Marmalade – the leading telematics insurance and car provider for young drivers - Paul has over 20 years’ experience in General Insurance across a range of disciplines including: product development, insurance pricing, underwriting and cross functional team management. Paul has a vast amount of experience managing major personal line products, developing new insurance brands and leading established brands such as Direct Line, Tesco Bank and Chaucer Insurance.

 

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Frederic Bruneteau

Managing Director

Ptolemus

Frederic Bruneteau has become one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of insurance telematics and connected vehicle services, having performed over 50 strategy consulting assignments in that domain for global leaders such as Allianz, Aioi Nissay Dowa, ESRI, Generali, Liberty Mutual, Michelin, Qualcomm and Toyota.

Frederic uses his 20 years of experience in mobility services to help leading players design strategies and value propositions around geo-connected mobility.

His specific fields of expertise include: insurance telematics, road charging, fleet telematics, fleet management services, CAAS (Car-As-A-Service), ADAS, the autonomous vehicle, smartphone location-based apps and services, connected navigation, traffic information and m-health.

A frequent speaker at telematics, location-based services and Internet of Things (IoT) conferences globally, he is also often quoted by both mainstream and trade publications such as The Economist, Reuters, TU-Automotive and GPS Business News.

Before PTOLEMUS, he was managing TOMTOM INTERNATIONAL’s Content & Services Product Line in Amsterdam. He defined the company’s worldwide strategy and product development for maps, traffic, points of interests, local search, speed cameras, etc.

Previously, Frederic was working with VODAFONE / SFR in Paris. He assumed several management responsibilities including Director of WiFi / WiMax Marketing & Sales and Head of Multimedia Strategy & Programme Management.

Mr. Bruneteau has also worked as a Senior Consultant specialised in mobile telecommunications with ARTHUR D. LITTLE in London and as a Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst with BNP PARIBAS in New York.