2020 Award Judges
Siân has been writing about the insurance sector since 2014 and is currently editor of Insurance Age.
Money Advice Service and the UK Financial Capability Board
World Motor Insurance Consultancy
Director of general insurance policy
Association of British Insurers
non-executive director, Universal Insurance Company and co-founder, Dedhapi:
Stephanie began writing about insurance over 12 years ago when she joined the Post team as a reporter in 2004. Since then she has worked her way various roles on the magazine and became editor in 2013.
In addition to writing about the insurance industry, Stephanie also has a thing or two to say about it, and is often asked to comment on various areas of the industry on television and radio.
As editor, Stephanie is also heavily involved in the brand's events, and is instrumental on both the Rehabilitation First Awards, and the British Insurance Awards judging panels.
independent non-executive director
Liberty Specialty Markets
Former CEO of UK General and AXA Insurance
Chairman of Co-Op Insurance
Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters
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
London Market Group
former IWIN chair
Head of insurable risk
Non Exec and former Founder and CEO
Fresh Insurance Group
Founder, Insurance Supper club and CEO
Non-executive and former group chief operating officer
Managing General Agents’ Association
Director of Content
Post and Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift has written and commented about the insurance industry since 1998. He has appeared on television speaking about topics as diverse as the insurance implications of Michael Jackson's death to the consequences of consolidation on motor premiums; and is a past winner of the British Insurance Brokers' Association journalist of the year and Association of British Insurers general insurance trade journalist prizes.
Jonathan has chaired/ hosted over 100 insurance events from roundtables involving a small specially invited audience, to addressing over 2000 people at the British Insurance Awards at the Royal Albert Hall. He is listed as a top 50 insurtech influencer by Insurtech News and presently coordinates the All Party Parliamentary Group for Insurance and Financial Services.
Graeme Trudgill FCII, Cert Mgmt, Chartered Insurance Practitioner, Executive Director, BIBA
Graeme began his career in broking in 1989 and he joined BIBA in 2001. Graeme heads up the BIBA Policy Team which incorporates corporate affairs, technical services and communications and sits on the main BIBA board. He personally leads BIBA’s public affairs lobby with Government, having given written and oral evidence to the House of Commons and the House of Lords and he is the author of the BIBA Manifesto. He is regularly a source of expertise for journalists and often appears on radio and TV programmes promoting UK insurance brokers and the benefits of insurance. He sits on BIBA’s Insurance Brokers’ Standards and Brexit Committees as well as on the CBI Trade Association Council, Insurance Fraud Taskforce and the SEUK TrustSeal Expert Advisory Panel. He also participates in many industry/Government joint working groups and panels. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Ashton West OBE
chair and non-executive director
The Road Safety Trust and Weightmans
Fitzgerald Consulting, Miller Pycraft and Cunningham Lindsey
Worsfold Media Services