Vicky Pryce



Vicky Pryce is an economist, author, commentator and member of the board of the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

She was previously Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. Before that she was Partner at the accounting and consulting firm KPMG and at London Economics after senior economic positions in banking and the oil sector. She holds several academic posts and is a Fellow of the UK Academy for Social Sciences and of the Society of Business Economists.

She also sits on the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, on the cross-party/cross-House Design Commission, and on the Economic Advisory Group of the British Chambers of Commerce. She is also Patron of the charities Pro-Bono Economics and Working Chance. She is a founder and originally chair of GoodCorporation, a company set up to advise on corporate social responsibility. She is a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London.

Her books include: It's the Economy, Stupid - Economics for Voters, with Ross and Urwin, Biteback; Greekonomics: The Euro crisis and Why Politicians Don't Get It, Biteback; Redesigning Manufacturing, with Nielsen and Beverland, Macmillan; and Why Women Need Quotas with Stefan Stern, Biteback.

Jonathan Davidson

Director of Supervision- Retail and Authorisations


Jonathan has 36 years of experience in financial services across the UK, Europe, North America, Middle East and Russia, 23 of which were spent in consulting at McKinsey & Company. In his recent career, he has turned towards strategic and transformative work, undertaking the IPO of Direct Line as Chief Operating Officer.


Jonathan joined The Financial Conduct Authority in September 2015 as Director of Supervision Retail & Authorisation Division.

Andrew Rear

Chief Executive, Munich Re Digital Partners

Munich Re

Andrew Rear is the Chief Executive of Munich Re Digital Partners. He joined Munich Re in 2010, leading the Asia, Africa and UK life businesses until May 2016 when he took up his current role. Digital Partners is a global business working with, and investing in, start-ups, digital verticals and the sharing economy, with the ambition of building a more engaged proposition for insurance customers. Prior to joining Munich Re, Andrew was a partner and head of the EMEA insurance practice at Oliver Wyman.

Sir Geoff Hurst MBE

Alzheimer’s Society Supporter

World Club Winning Former Footballer

World Cup-winning hat-trick hero for England in the 1966 World Cup Final, Sir Geoff is considered one of the greatest strikers of his generation. Sir Geoff has supported Alzheimer’s Society since early 2017, launching the Society’s World Cup Winners' United Against Dementia campaign alongside fellow World Cup winner, Gordon Banks. Sir Geoff’s support of Alzheimer’s Society stems from three of his team-mates from 1966, Martin Peters, Ray Wilson and Nobby Stiles, being affected by dementia. He speaks passionately about this personal connection to dementia and why he has united against dementia with Alzheimer’s Society.


Richard Webb


Manchester Underwriting Management

Richard has over 30 years' insurance experience and started his career with General Accident. In 2000, Richard moved to Hiscox Insurance Company where he took on responsibility for establishing the London Branch writing professional indemnity, commercial and high value household insurances.

During 2004, Richard moved to HCC International as a Director of the Professional Indemnity Division. In 2008, he took on the role of Head of Marketing & Broker Development working with all underwriting divisions of HCC International, before joining Manchester Underwriting Management in 2010, where he is the director with responsibility for Claims and for Marketing and Broker Development.



Pat Wood

Joint Managing Director - Casualty Division

Manchester Underwriting Management

Pat has 27 years’ experience in a variety of underwriting, strategic management and distribution roles. He spent 10 years developing casualty business in the regions for Lloyd’s Syndicate 386. In 2007, he led the integration into QBE in the Leeds and North East Region and successfully managed and grew the team.

Pat relocated to London in 2010 to manage QBE’s Midlands and South regions before moving back into a Lloyd’s Underwriting role, writing international casualty business. Pat managed and built QBEs distribution and underwriting strategy across continental Europe.

Pat is a ACII, AIIRSM (Chartered Insurer).

Jeff McCracken

Sales and Marketing Director


Jeff joined Acturis in 2012 bringing over 25 years of insurance and financial services experience to the team.

He has a vast experience of managing strategic business relationships and heads up the Acturis sales function as well as managing a number of key insurer, broker and partner relationships.

Theo Duchen



Theo is a founding director of Acturis. Previously Theo was a partner at McKinsey & Company, having joined McKinsey in 1991 and becoming a partner in 1997. He led McKinsey's general insurance practice in the UK, was a member of McKinsey's European insurance leadership group. Theo has worked extensively with both insurers and major international brokers over a period of several years. Theo is fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries.

Sandra McDonald

Development Manager

Chartered Insurance Institute

Sandra joined the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in March 2013 as regional membership manager for the North West and North East of England. Her role involved working to improve local communications and membership services, increase membership numbers and raise the profile of the CII and the insurance profession across the North and South West of England. In October 2017 Sandra moved to the new role of Development Manager - SMEs, which involves supporting SMEs across the insurance broking and financial planning sectors.

Steve Jenkins

Development Director

Chartered Insurance Institute

Steve has over 35 years experience in financial services. Much of his early career was spend working in various roles within the AXA group in the life sector, latterly as Head of Bancassurance.

Steve joined the CII in 2006 with a brief to lead its corporate and market relationships. He played a leading role in shaping the CII's response to the UK Regulator's Retail Distribution Review, a key element of which was the promotion of professional standards. He has worked closely with the UK general insurance industry Taskforce defining and implementing the Aldermanbury Declaration, a framework of professional standards for insurers and insurance brokers. More recently Steve played a key role in the review of Corporate Chartered status for the financial planning and general insurance markets.

Steve leads CII's support for employers in the UK market and has played a key role expanding CII's international presence where it is working with local regulators, major employers and education institutes.

Steve is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner


David Carey

Head of Mid-Market


Dave joined Aviva on 1st June 2017, to lead the drive into Mid-Market having previously worked for Zurich for 29 years, most recently as Director of Regions across Mid-Market and previously held roles as Head of Real Estate and Head of Corporate.

Married to Elaine , with two girls, Gaby (23) and Holly (16). He’s an avid Manchester United fan and loves playing golf (badly!), running, going to the gym and travelling.

Ben Ryan

UK Sales Performance Leader (International Brokers)


Ben leads the UK & Northern Ireland broker sales team responsible for delivery of Aviva’s strategy in the International Broker distribution channel.  Ben has been with Aviva for 6 years in a variety of regional and national distribution roles.  Prior to joining Aviva he spent 13 years as a corporate broker working for Aon and Marsh.

Married to Rachel with a four-year old daughter Orlaith, Ben enjoys cooking, walking and travel especially in France.  Despite being a keen follower of football, Ben is a supporter of Aston Villa (someone has to!).

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