Siân has been writing about the insurance sector since 2014 and is currently editor of Insurance Age.
Freelance PR Consultant
Mark Bishop Consultancy
Mark is a freelance PR consultant with more than 25 years' experience in the insurance industry. In the early part of his career he was a regular on television and radio talking about a wide range of insurance topics. More recently he has been at the forefront of advising on a range of sensitive issues including the use of private investigators in the claims process, the terrorist attacks in London and the Grenfell Tower disaster.
His favourite saying is: "In the end an organisation gets the reputation it deserves".
Andy has held the position of CEO at Broker Network since August 2014. Prior to joining the Network he was Managing Director at Footman James, a classic car & bike insurance broker. Andy has a wealth of industry experience including serving on the UK Board of AXA, latterly as Chief Operating Officer. He established the insurance and customer service proposition at First Direct, and was part of the original Countrywide Insurance marketing team. Andy holds an MBA from the University of Warwick Business School.
insurance marketing, communications and PR specialist
head of communications
Non Exec and former Founder and CEO
Fresh Insurance Group
Lisa Powis is known for the role of founder and CEO of the Fresh Insurance Group, a multi-niched Personal Lines Brokerage with over 80,000 policyholders and employing over 250 staff. The business wrote over £60 million Gross Written Premium and was successfully sold in May 2018.
Lisa maintains an active interest in InsurTech and is a partner and head of InsurTech for the Scale Up Group UK, helping grow global champions. Lisa has mentored many Technology start-ups with the Accelerator Academy and is an accredited coach for Rise Growth Academy, a Barclays Bank acceleration program. Lisa is due to complete the Certificate in Professional Coaching at Henley Business school in March 2024.
Lisa is an investor in several Start ups and Series A companies and continues to invest in motivated and talented companies alongside offering her mentoring skills.
In 2016, Lisa founded the charity ‘Painting Our World in Silver, dedicated to fight loneliness in the elderly population. During the Covid outbreak, the charity has delivered over 13,000 craft care packs to vulnerable and Isolated seniors, partnering with the Salvation Army, Age Concern and AgeUK.
In 2022, Lisa was awarded The British Empire Medal in the 2021 Queens New Year’s Honours list.
Stuart has been the driving force behind some of the UK’s leading insurance businesses including Stuart Alexander, AJ Gallagher and Bluefin.
He has served as Vice President of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII); Chair of the CII Broking Faculty; Deputy Chair of the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA), and Chair of BIBA’s Large Brokers Committee, demonstrating his commitment to quality standards.
He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Partners& and PIKL.
Director of Content
Post and Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift has written and commented about the insurance industry since 1998. He has appeared on television speaking about topics as diverse as the insurance implications of Michael Jackson's death to the consequences of consolidation on motor premiums; and is a past winner of the British Insurance Brokers' Association journalist of the year and Association of British Insurers general insurance trade journalist prizes.
Jonathan has chaired/ hosted over 100 insurance events from roundtables involving a small specially invited audience, to addressing over 2000 people at the British Insurance Awards at the Royal Albert Hall. He is listed as a top 50 insurtech influencer by Insurtech News and presently coordinates the All Party Parliamentary Group for Insurance and Financial Services.
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