Guernsey Insurance Market Roadshow 2024

London
2/28/2024-2/29/2024 February
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Industry representatives from Guernsey, Europe's number one jurisdiction for captive insurance, will be available for meetings with London-based intermediaries and potential clients as part of Guernsey Finance's insurance market roadshow.

Find out about current trends and developments in captives and other offshore insurance vehicles. We will discuss considerations for alternative risk retention strategies, recent updates regarding Guernsey as a jurisdiction and much more.

Guernsey Finance UK Insurance Representative William Lewis will be joined by representatives from firms including Aon, Artex Risk Solutions, Robus Group, SRS and WTW.

If you would like to book a meeting with our delegation, please contact William here.

Roadshow Supporters

Speaker

Christina Bell, BA (Hons), ACII

Executive Director, Aon Captive Insurance Managers, Guernsey

Christina is a Board Director and Executive Committee member for Aon Insurance Managers, Guernsey. Aside from her directorship and underwriting team responsibilities she manages the insurance needs for a captive portfolio via Aon Guernsey’s Insurance Centre of Excellence. Christina is a board Director for a number of captive insurance companies and Operational Executive for others.

As a captive practitioner and strategy leader Christina has over 35 years international insurance market experience in senior management and team leadership positions in London, Zurich, Bermuda and now Guernsey. Her underwriting experience includes 12 years as a lead casualty underwriter for Swiss Re. She was previously a member of the JLT Insurance Management Bermuda senior executive team, working strategically to optimise captive solutions.

Christina is a graduate of Manchester University and holds a BA Honours degree. She is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors. Christina is British and Bermudian.

Speaker

Mike Johns

Head of Office - Willis Towers Watson Management Guernsey

Mike is Head of Office at Willis Towers Watson Management Guernsey, where his roles include Head of Insurance and New Business Development. He is also an Account Director responsible for a portfolio of clients and all matters relating to the client service team and overall service delivery.

Mike has been the firm's Director of the Management Operations since 2016, having served as an Account Director for almost a decade. He has worked in the Guernsey insurance industry for more than 30 years. Before joining WTW, he was Chief Underwriting Officer at Alternative Risk Management Guernsey, having begun his career on the island as Vice President at Marsh Management Services Guernsey.

Involved in several associations and committees on the island, Mike is a past President of the Insurance Institute of Guernsey and a past member of the Guernsey International Business Association’s management committee.

He is the immediate past Chair of the Guernsey International Insurance Association, in which he still participates as a council member and in several market development subcommittees.

Speaker

William Lewis

UK Insurance Representative Guernsey Finance
William is Guernsey Finance’s first sector-specific Business Development Representative for insurance. He has over 44 years' of experience in this sector, with a broad range of market knowledge, including being an underwriter and broker.
Based in London, William currently works for Hampden Agencies, a Lloyd’s members’ agent, and he has been a director of a Guernsey Protected Cell Company (PCC) for 20 years. Previously, he has also been the director of a Lloyd’s members’ agent and of a Bermudan Special Purpose Insurer, has been involved in the formation of PCCs and has had extensive interaction with the Guernsey regulator. He also has experience dealing with UK and Lloyd’s regulators.
Speaker

Richard Paris-Smith

Client Service Leader SRS Management

Richard Paris-Smith joined SRS Management on 1 January 2022, where he has been responsible for a portfolio of existing clients while working with the SRS team to support the Company’s growth strategy in Guernsey and Europe.

Richard has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He spent 24 years in the 
London broking market, working for much of that time with a team focused on creating innovative 
reinsurance solutions. He moved to Guernsey in 2004 where he has gained significant experience in 
managing and advising captive and other specialized insurance and reinsurance vehicles.

Speaker

James Stewart

Client Services Director Artex Risk Solutions

Chartered Insurer, ACII
James is an Insurance Manager with experience of managing: pure captive insurance vehicles, insurance PCCs, mutual insurers, trade association captives and specialist commercial (re)insurers.

Speaker

Kate Storey

Independent Non-Executive Director Guernsey Finance
Kate is a Guernsey Advocate with over 22 years of experience as a commercial lawyer. She has spent the last 16 years in Guernsey practising financial services law, specialising in investment funds and finance transactions. Kate is also a prominent Guernsey insurance expert. In addition to Guernsey Finance, she sits on the Executive Committee of the Guernsey Investment & Funds Association (GIFA) and the Market Development Committee of the Guernsey International Insurance Association (GIIA). She is immediate past Chair of the Guernsey Commercial Bar Association and the GIIA Pensions De-risking committee.
Speaker

Justin Upson

Director Robus Group

Justin is a Director at Robus Guernsey. He manages both traditional captive and commercial insurance companies as well as providing bespoke innovative insurance solutions to companies. Justin has 30 years’ experience in Guernsey’s finance sector, managing a variety of structures and holds accounting and book-keeping qualifications.