Judging panel

Judging panel

Vivek Banga

Managing Director


Siân Barton


Insurance Age

Siân has been writing about the insurance sector since 2014 and is currently editor of Insurance Age.



Andy Briscoe


Money Advice Service and the UK Financial Capability Board

Jack Brownhill


World Motor Insurance Consultancy

Simon Cooter


AB&I Advisory

Jonathan Clark

Past President


A Chartered Loss Adjuster and Chartered Insurer Jonathan has over 35 years claims handling experience. He has dealt with claims in more than 50 countries and has worked with many of the world's largest corporations on their claims programmes. He has designed and implemented claims compensation schemes for governmental bodies and was Claims Director of the Financial Services Compensation scheme from 2007 to 2009.

After a lengthy career at executive level in the world’s largest claims adjusting firms, he joined SCOR in 2013 as head of claims in London. Jonathan is now Global Head of Claims for Business Solutions within the SCOR Global P& C.

Jonathan is past President of the London Business Interruption Association, past Treasurer of the Insurance Institute of London immediate past President of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters and President of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

He holds degrees in Biochemistry and Biochemical Engineering from Oxford and London Universities.  Hobbies include music and sailing in which he has been a member of the British Sailing team as well as a regular columnist for a leading magazine.

Dominic Clayden

Chief Executive Officer

Motor Insurers' Bureau

Dominic Clayden joined the MIB as Chief Executive in May 2018.  He has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years.

The MIB is at the heart of the fight against Uninsured driving, and manages claims related to Uninsured and Untraced driving.   The organisation also provides management services to other industry bodies, especially focused on data asset management.

Dominic joined MIB from QBE, where he most recently held the role of Group Chief Claims Officer.  He has also worked at Aviva as their Claims Director for its General Insurance business, and co-ordinated their claims best practice globally.

He has had a leading role in major negotiations in respect of personal injury reform in the UK and represented the Insurance industry at the Advisory Committee on Civil Costs.

He is involved with various Boards & Committees, and is also a Director of the Insurance Fraud Bureau.

Dominic was a qualified solicitor, has held legal positions with BKJ Lewis and Potter Butler & Lyons, and has been a member of the Association of Personal Injury lawyers.

First Car:

Triumph Dolomite

If you had to carpool with any famous person (current or historical) who would it be?

Ernest Shackleton

James Dalton

Director of general insurance policy

Association of British Insurers

Angela Darling

Group Risk and Compliance Director for the Complete Cover

Complete Cover Group and Abacai

Complete Cover Group and Abacai 

Group Risk and Compliance Director for the Complete Cover 

Stephanie Denton


Insurance Post

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.

Julia Graham

Technical Director


Peter Graham

Executive Chairman

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Chris Hanks

independent non-executive director

Liberty Specialty Markets

Peter Hubbard

Former CEO of UK General and AXA Insurance

Chairman of Co-Op Insurance

Malcolm Hyde

Executive Director

Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters

Steve Jenkins

Development Director

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


Michael Keating


Olly Laughton-Scott

founding partner


Barbara Merry

former IWIN chair


Helen-Clare Pope

Head of insurable risk

Tesco Stores

Lisa Powis

Non Exec and former Founder and CEO

Fresh Insurance Group

Barbara Schönhofer

Founder, Insurance Supper club and CEO


Barry Smith

Non-executive and former group chief operating officer

Jonathan Swift

Director of Content

Insurance Post

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.

Ashton West OBE

chair and non-executive director

The Road Safety Trust and Weightmans

Steve White

Chief Executive

British Insurance Brokers Association

Gerald Williams

former director

Fitzgerald Consulting, Miller Pycraft and Cunningham Lindsey

David Worsfold


Worsfold Media Services