CMA team

Our CMA leadership team is responsible for the strategy and direction of the division, and is made up of the following individuals:

John King, Chief Operating Officer, Capita Managing Agency

John oversees the operational activities of the syndicates in Capita Managing Agency. He is also focused on development of the agency.

He successfully closed all previous run-off syndicates under management into the open market and oversaw our move into service provision for live syndicates, both turnkey and managed.

He has gained the approval of Lloyd’s and other regulators that underpins our reputation as one of the agencies trusted to manage third parties in the Lloyd’s market. 

John King

Colin Grint, Chief Executive, Corporate Insurance

Colin is Chief Executive for Capita’s Corporate Insurance businesses. He has spent over 20 years in the London insurance market, working in broker, operations and transformation roles.

Previously, Colin had broking roles for 16 years within Sedgwick and Marsh, where he majored in the non-marine classes for global clients. He was appointed in 2007 to transform the 1,100 staff operations for Marsh UK, which executed the largest outsource in the London insurance broker market to date.

Colin also worked on Marsh’s largest global technology and business transformation programme, as well as on integrating operations, following the HSBC broker acquisition in 2010 and consequent divestment activities. Colin was also a Broker Advisor to the Corporation of Lloyd’s.

 

Colin Grint

Trevor Marsh , Compliance Director

He has in excess of 30 years extensive regulatory/compliance working for the Corporation of Lloyd’s (Membership, Market Reporting and Solvency Departments) and in the Lloyd’s Market. 

He has been working for both member (Murray Lawrence/Amlin) and managing agencies (Whittington (now Asta), PXRE, Zenith and Diagonal) with company secretary and compliance director responsibilities.

In addition, he has been responsible for the compliance oversight of several run-off syndicates and nine previous ‘start up’ Turnkey syndicates. These included Whittington (Samsung, Nissan, Aegis, Diagonal, SmithKline Beecham Captive), PXRE (Admiral, Zenith) and with Capita Managing Agency (Allied World and Probitas).

 

Trevor Marsh

David Hope, Independent, Non-Executive Director

David's roles include Chief Underwriting Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Torus Insurance and President, Marine and Energy and Chief Executive Officer of Navigators London from 2002 - 2007 .

He was also an underwriter of Syndicate 1009 at Lloyd’s of Octavian Managing Agency (Markel) from 1984 – 2002 and an underwriter at the Insurance Company of North America from 1977- 1984.

 

David Hope

Sarah Wilton , Independent, Non-Executive Director

Sarah has extensive senior executive experience in due diligence, post-acquisition integration, acquisitions, disposals, IPO and other capital transactions – in the UK, Europe and US.

She was previously a Director of Run-off and open years and member of senior executive team at Lloyd’s.

Before that she was appointed as a Non Executive Director of CMGL Syndicate Management Limited in March 2003 (changed name to CMA 26 June 2008) and brings extensive Lloyd’s experience as previous Director of Run-off/Open Years & member of senior executive team at Lloyd’s.

 

Sarah Wilton

Eric Stobart, Independent, Non Executive Chairman

Eric has significant high level experience of financial services, public policy and regulatory issues.

He has also extensive dealings with regulatory authorities including the Financial Services Authority, HM Treasury, Lloyd’s, the Office of Fair Trading, the Competition Commission, the European Commission and the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

In the past he was a Trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee of one of the UK’s largest pension schemes. Independent trustee of two other significant pension schemes.

Eric Stobart

Chris Forbes, Independent, Non-Executive Director

Chris is a Chartered Accountant and a Barrister with over 35 years experience in the Lloyd’s market.   He was a Managing Director of Faraday Underwriting until 2000.  Since then he has been Chairman of Chaucer Syndicates, a non-executive director of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance in London and of the MS Amlin Agency.  He remains Deputy Chairman of Aegis London.

Over the years he has sat on a number of Lloyd’s committees and gained extensive experience in corporate finance having overseen the sale of Faraday to Berkshire Hathaway and been involved in the acquisition of Amlin by Mitsui Sumitomo.

Chris Forbes

William Scott, Finance Director

William has held a number of senior managing agency roles covering finance, general management, compliance and operations and has gained experience across a broad spectrum of enterprises, including establishing new syndicates and the closure of Lloyd’s legacy portfolios.

As a Financial Director of Capita Managing Agency he is an executive member of the Investment Committee and Chair of the Technical Provisions Committees as well as being heavily involved in all aspects of Solvency II implementation and Lloyd’s regulatory reporting. 

He has worked for Capita for in excess of 15 years. 

William Scott

Kuljeet Bhara, Compliance Director

Kuljeet is a Graduate in law and achieved the CII Diploma in Insurance in 2006 and achieved the CII Diploma in Insurance in 2006 and currently working towards the ACII. 

She spent two years as an Insurance Technician, before completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with a distinction. After that she worked for two years as a paralegal, mostly in insurance litigation at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain.

In 2004 she joined Capita plc.

 

Kuljeet Bhara

Paul Koslover, Chief Risk Officer

Paul is a qualified actuary with in excess of 30 years’ experience in the property and casualty sector.

He has an extensive experience as a risk officer and started with being the approved Chief Risk Officer for Aspen UK Syndicate and Company.  

After leaving Aspen and becoming a consultant, he acted as interim head of risk and chief risk officer for two other syndicates, prior to joining Capita.

Paul Koslover

Matthew Petzold, Director of Underwriting

Matthew has a depth of experience across the London market insurance sector having underwritten and managed diverse books including Property, PA and WCA Treaty, and Financial Institutions D & F (Danish Re).

Between 2008 and 2012 (at Max at Lloyd’s) diversified significantly by hiring teams responsible for Marine Cargo, Specie, Professional Indemnity, Property and Personal Accident, as well as a Casualty Treaty team. In addition, he opened underwriting offices in both Zurich and Rio de Janeiro. 

 

Matthew Petzold

Jenny Hummerston, Deputy Director of Underwriting

Jenny has over 30 years in the Lloyd’s Insurance Market, including ten years underwriting, before moving to roles relating to underwriting management and operations.

Prior to Capita, she was employed at Alterra and then Markel as head of ‘Syndicate Management and Reporting.

Her broad experience and technical knowledge of underwriting, claims, reinsurance, underwriting systems and management information makes her a very valued professional.

 

Jenny Hummerston

Ash Bathia, Active Underwriter

Ash has 35 years experience in UK retail, International, Lloyd’s and London market with strong casualty bias.

He has proven track record of building, acquiring, integrating, remediating and managing diverse and significant P&C business, consistently delivering above average returns.

In addition , he has an extensive experience in developing significant business portfolios in LATAM, CEE and emerging Asia markets.

 

Ash Bathia