Directors & Management

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

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

Board of Directors

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

Board of Directors

Barbara Turner – 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
William Monelle – Director and Chief Risk Officer

Group Underwriting Committee

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

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.