Leadership


Stuart Blakeborough - Non Executive Chairman

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Stuart joined the Group from Lancashire Insurance, where he was COO and, prior to that worked at Hardy Underwriting Agencies and Aon, gaining extensive knowledge and experience in both broking and underwriting operations. Stuart joined the Aquila Board in 2015 and was appointed Non Executive Chairman in June 2017.

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Simon Curtis - Managing Director

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Simon has over 30 years experience in the insurance sector, having worked for many years for Jardine Lloyd Thompson in a number of senior positions both in the UK and the USA. He has also worked closely with the private equity sector, assisting them in strategy and M & A for their insurance-based investments. More recently, Simon became the first Chief Operating Officer of The Shipowners Club, a leading marine insurance mutual and a member of the International Group, where he focussed on strategy, marketing and modernising the operating model.

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David Harris - Non Executive Director

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David Harris joined the Aquila Board at the end of 2012. He has nearly 30 years of insurance market experience and was an Executive Director for Amlin plc between 2003 and 2013. His roles ranged from Chief Operating Officer through to Managing Director of Amlin Underwriting Ltd, one of the leading Managing Agents in Lloyd's. Prior to this David held senior roles at AXA and Royal and SunAlliance. David has held various market positions including being a Non Executive of the Lloyd's Market Association. He is a Chartered Insurer.

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Nigel Montgomery - Non Executive Director

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Nigel was a solicitor and partner in Sidley Austin LLP before joining Aquila as a Non-Executive Director in 2016. He has spent many years advising the insurance market in the UK and abroad on transactions and business issues, as well as writing and lecturing on them.

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