Our core team combines world-class expertise from both insurance and technology industries. We’ve built successful companies, launched major consumer brands, won awards and regularly speak at international conferences. 


 

NIGEL BARTON
Co-Founder

Business Disruptor. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Oxygen Holdings PLC. Chairman of CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd.  more

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DARIUS KUMANA
Co-Founder

Digital Disruptor. Head of Digital, Markel International. Principal Consultant & Head of UX (Europe), Thoughtworks. Head of Product, Isotrak.  more

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ALEX HARIN
CTO

Alex understands data. He has an MSc in applied maths from Moscow University and PhD in Maths from the University of Natal. Alex has spent the last 10yrs working as a Technical Lead and Principal Consultant for ThoughtWorks (a global IT consultancy that specialises in Lean/Agile methods and has a reputation for building quality enterprise-class software). He can draw upon vast experience having worked for the likes of O2, Autotrader, GfK, BT, RBS and AOL.  more

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MICHAEL MAY
Lead iOS Engineer

Michael has been an iOS engineer since just after the app store launched, and various incarnations before that, including Windows when NT meant New Technology and Java when it had a Mobile Edition. He has developed several award winning iOS apps including the likes of TimeOut, SongKick, Lyst, The Guardian and Shazam. Michael is far too fussy about what coffee he drinks, and very easily upset by bad user interfaces.   more

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BENEDIKT HEISS
Lead Product Designer

Benny is a UX and product designer with experience across a broad range of design disciplines. He is passionate about digital product innovation and enjoys solving complex problems by creating simple, elegant & user-centered design solutions. Benny understands that the little details matter. His mission is to provide Wrisk customers with a truly beautiful digital experience. Benny draws upon the experience of working across multiple domains and large scale digital projects with companies such as Markel International, Allianz, Springer, Sparkasse, Erste Bank, Magna & many more...

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NED BARTON
Business Analysis

Ned has enjoyed a short but varied career, working as a labourer, a barman, a finance assistant before being scouted to be a runway model. Ned helps the team with business analysis. There is a lot he hasn't yet done – but he is smart and a very quick learner. Ned's super-power is that he is perfectly  representative of Wrisk's core customer-base. He is a Gen-Y Millennial who up until very recently thought insurance was irrelevant to his life. Working with Wrisk, Ned hopes to make an ancient industry become relevant to his generation.

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GERAN BUTCHER
Lead Business Analysis

Geran is a jack of all trades agilist with experience in testing, business analysis, product strategy and architecture design. Passionate stats nerd who loves to tinker and experiment with processes, methodologies and philosophies and see the gains ... or not ;) #AgileGains

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BEN FLOWERS
Platform Engineer

Ben has been a software engineer across many different industries including Travel, Telecoms, Government, Media, Healthcare, Publishing and now Insurance. His primary focus has been on designing and building highly scalable and resilient platforms to enable products to grow. Ben tries to make up for his mainly sedentary work life and when not coding you can find him running, cycling, skiing or surfing.

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AL SKIPP
iOS Engineer

Al is an iOS engineer and avid tea drinker who appreciates beautiful UI and elegant code. Having worked for several years as a graphic designer, his fascination with seeing a computer obey his every command got the better of him and he turned to writing iOS apps. When he's not coding or drinking tea you might find him giving a talk about the Swift programming language, or attempting to identify fungi.

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SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
Access on expertise on tap.

 

GARY NAME DATA SCIENCE

GARY RICHARDSON
Data Science

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MATTHEW EVANS
Actuarial

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ASAD IRSHAD
Actuarial

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HELEN WALTON
Marketing

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CLEO NIGAM
Design

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MARK HUXLEY
Claims

 

Our SME network helps pull together expertise from a variety of different individuals and companies as and when we need it. Everything from the data-science wizardry from KPMG's Machine Learning Team to decades of insurance underwriting and claims experience across multiple lines of business.

 

ADVISORY BOARD
A stellar group of supporters.

 

JUSTIN BALCOMBE
KPMG Partner (General Insurance Lead)

ROD BANNER
Marketing, Advertising, Tech City 100

TONY BELISLE
CEO of MarkelCatco, Actuary and Investor

SIMON DEVONSHIRE (OBE)
Entrepreneur & Investor,
Ex-Director Wayra Europe

DAVID GROOM
Ex-MD Experian Analytics (EMEA)

BINDI KARIA
Ex-VP Silicon Valley Bank, Ex-Microsoft Ventures

SAROSH KUMANA
Entrepreneur & Investor,
Ex-President Sandhill Angels

JAMES LEWIS
ThoughtWorks, Technical Author & Luminary

NIMESHH PATEL
VP Strategy & Business
BuzzFeed Europe

STEVEN RIMMER
Insurance expert, Startup Mentor, Fintech Investor

HELEN NAME MARKETING

ANDREW WALLIN
Group Commercial Director, Ed Broking

MARK ROWSE
Ex-CEO Ingenta PLC, Entrepreneur

PAUL SMITH
Ex-MD of CE Heath General Insurance

 
 

We are fortunate to have an active advisory board that includes Big-4 partners, CEOs, marketing gurus, tech luminaries & senior execs from the likes of Experian, Buzzfeed and Silicon Valley Bank. Our advisors regularly meet with the Wrisk team to consult on strategy, share war-stories or just attend Wrisk team showcases.