I co-founded VIPR in 2009 with my brother Bob. Prior to VIPR, in 1996 we successfully launched and subsequently sold Moneynet.co.uk, the first personal finance comparison site in the UK. At VIPR I oversee the business at board level along with Bob, focusing on product strategy and company development. Owning a business is very challenging, so when I do get some spare time I enjoy cooking, which I find very relaxing.
I started my career in the insurance market working as a Lloyds broker for over 20 years, including 15 with Marsh. In 2010 my brother and I launched VIPR, growing the company to what it is today – a leading software provider for the insurance market. As Co-founder and Chairman, I work at board level overseeing company decisions to drive the business forwards. Boating and cycling are two of my passions, which I pursue when I have free time on my hands.
I have been at VIPR since the company launched in 2009. Since then I have led our development team steering the creation of VIPR’s software solutions. In 2019 I was promoted to CEO, and while I still continue working on product development and client relations, I am now taking on a strategic focus for VIPR, working closely with our COO. I am a father of three, a gadget junkie and am always on the lookout for the latest technology.
I joined VIPR in April 2018 following an extensive career at Head of IT for a number of insurance companies. As COO my main role focuses on driving VIPR’s excellent service delivery, supporting our CEO in the day-to-day operations of the business. This involves developing our strategic direction and maximising the potential of our products across the industry. Outside the office I enjoy keeping fit through my passion for running and cycling.
I joined VIPR as I really liked their emphasis around the customer and working with them to provide the best solutions possible for the insurance industry. As CIO, I am responsible for delivering any change and maintenance of our comprehensive suite of insurance software solutions and to maintain the focus on operational service.
As Business Relationship Manager I am the main point of contact for clients, acting on their behalf to ensure project requirements and deadlines are met.
My goal is to develop client relations and to improve business processes. My previous experience includes five years working within Lloyd’s of London and I also completed an LLB Law Degree.
I have now been at VIPR for 20 months supporting the development team with existing and new software. I am well in tune with the insurance industry having spent five years working with a life insurance company and in the financial services. Outside of work I have a passion for the seas and love scuba diving when I can.
Prior to joining VIPR I studied Information Management in the Netherlands before entering a career in building financial software. I moved to London two years ago and joined VIPR to continue developing my skills. As PHP Team Leader my role involves setting technology strategies, being a project team’s Scrum Master and working with clients to create user stories to meet their requirements.