Directors & Management

Our group executive committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the group.

Michael Watson – Chairman
Mike Duffy – Group Chief Underwriting Officer
Laurie Davison – Chief Operating Officer
Nick Betteridge – Chief Actuary
Will Forster – Head of Performance Management
William Monelle – Group Chief Risk Officer
Barbara Turner – Group Head of Human Resources
Sarah Willmont – CMA Chief Underwriting Officer
Nigel Meyer – Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

Michael Watson – Chairman
Paul Meader – Non-Executive Director
Ian Owen – Independent Non-Executive Director
Hans Kunzle –Independent Non-Executive Director

Board of Directors

David Broome – Independent Non-Executive Director
Ian Owen – Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Laurie Davison – Chief Operating Officer
Michael Watson – Non-Executive Director
Mike Duffy – Chief Executive Officer
Nick Betteridge – Chief Actuary
Nigel Meyer – Chief Financial Officer
Paul Ceurvorst – Independent Non-Executive Director
Peter Hazell – Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Sarah Willmont – CMA Chief Underwriting Officer
Stephen Gargrave – Non-Executive Director

Group Underwriting Committee

Steve Bird – Head of North American Facilities
Cobus Breytenbach – Strategy and Planning Manager
Bernie de Haldevang – Head of Specialty
Mike Duffy – Group Chief Underwriting Officer
Will Forster – Head of Performance Management
Derek Hansen – Head of Direct & Facultative Property
Mark Newman – CEO Canopius Asia Pacific, Middle East & North Africa
Stephen Snook – Head of UK Specialty
Mike Southgate – Head of Marine, Energy & Engineering
Jamie Wakeling – Chief Underwriting Officer – Reinsurance
Sarah Willmont – Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer

Canopius seeks a broad range of qualities and competences when recruiting members to the Board and regularly reviews the composition of the Board to ensure that it has an appropriate diversity of qualifications, knowledge and experience.