Gareth joined AXA in April 2012. Having studied Maths and Economics at university he worked at Zurich previously in a variety of leadership roles in their Personal Lines business. Within AXA D&P, he has been responsible for leading the Pricing, Product, Marketing &Customer functions over the past few years, to develop and sustain innovative and competitive propositions (products, customer experiences, offers) across all our channels and business lines. He has also worked on setting the commercial and customer strategy for the D&P business as part of the Ambition 2020 work. From Jan 2016 he is now leading the Direct and Retail Partnerships business in the newly formed AXA Insurance structure.
Kenny heads up RSA's Telematics Centre of Excellence and has done so since its formal creation in Sept 2013. With his team, he's responsible for maximising the value to RSA Group of telematics, across all its portfolios and territories, as well as having specific top and bottom responsibility for telematics portfolios in the UK.
RSA has been an underwriter of the ingenie young driver product for ove r3 years, launched MORE TH>N DRIVE, a try-before-you-buy app in the UK in January 2014 and launched MORE TH>N SM>RT WHEELS, a mileage-based proposition, focused on young drivers, in September 2014. Kenny's team are also working with a number of territories outside of the UK to deliver telematics insurance solutions.
Kenny was previously UK Pricing Director for RSA, with responsibility for all of RSA’s personal and commercial products and has been with the company around 7 years. Prior to RSA, he was with Aviva and legacy companies for 22 years in a variety of senior roles, spanning product management, strategic marketing and affinity new business, as well as pricing, underwriting and reserving. He is an actuary by profession.
Gareth grew up and was educated in Northern Ireland. His insurance careers tarted in 1986, when he joined Cornhill Insurance as a personal lines underwriter in their Belfast Branch. In his early career the main focus was on motor underwriting, both in Personal Lines and Commercial Lines, spending time working in various branch offices across the UK. His career then took him to Allianz head office roles,initially in the product development area of Commercial lines before a switch back to Personal Lines in the early 2000's, which included a spell as Business Manager which included responsibility for implementing GISC and FSA regulations in the business. The later 2000's saw various positions being held in underwriting and pricing functions, including Household Manager and Head of Telematics. Just prior to leaving Allianz in 2013, Gareth's responsibilities also included being Head of Non Motor Retail business in the Global team based in Munich. In April 2013, after 27 years with Allianz, Gareth sought his next challenge within Zurich where he currently holds the position of Underwriting and Pricing Director for Personal Lines.
Mark is Digital Strategy Director, International, at Guidewire Software, based out of the UK office. Mark has over 30 years' experience in the insurance, financial services and related industries, in North America and Europe, as well as experience in Southeast Asia. He has previously served in senior roles for Target Group and SSP in the UK, and has a background in underwriting and broking, having started his career as a commercial underwriter at Royal Insurance (now RSA), specialising in complex commercial risks. Mark is an insurance person by trade, and was drawn to a career in the software industry by a fascination with the opportunity to dramatically impact business process, and enhance the customer experience, through the application of technology.