When did you set up VIPR?
Alongside my brother Richard, we formed the company in 2009 and have grown the business over the years.
What’s your background?
I started my career in the insurance market working as a Lloyd’s broker for over 20 years, including 15 years with Marsh. I have also launched and built several successful companies including, in conjunction with my brother, the first personal finance comparison site to launch in the UK – moneynet.co.uk
What does your job involve?
I look after the overall strategy for VIPR ensuring the team implement it successfully. I also oversee sales and spend time visiting both existing and potential clients as well as promoting VIPR at industry events across the world.
What’s your favourite part of your job?
The challenge and building VIPR as market leaders within the insurance sector
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Driven, entrepreneurial, passionate
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I have a car and a boat licence, but only drive a boat!
When you’re not in the office, what will you be doing?
Boating (See point above!), cycling and spending time with friends and family
Who is your idol?
Churchill. His famous speech “Never ever, ever, ever, ever, ever give up..” resonates with me!
What’s your biggest achievement?
Risking everything to break away from the corporate environment to become truly independent and successful.
Find out more about the VIPR team here