Meet the team

James Tait

CEO

 

James leads UnderwriteMe globally, having previously been Head of Protection at Pacific Life Re and a Non-Executive Director at UnderwriteMe. His focus is on continuing the success that has been achieved over previous years, building on the solid foundations that have been put in place and finding new & innovative ways to support UnderwriteMe’s clients around the world.

e James.Tait@underwriteme.co.uk
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Carina Rogers

Head of Business Operations UK & Global Service Management

 

Carina joined in November 2018 and is responsible for UK business operations, UK professional services, risk & control management and the build-out of our global service management capability.


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carina.rogers@underwriteme.co.uk
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Ian Mclean

Chief Product and Technology Officer

 

Ian is responsible for product strategy and technology for UnderwriteMe globally. He has truly transformed the Technology team and is a key member of the Board for UnderwriteMe and UnderwriteMe Technology Solutions. Ian has over 2 decades of experience delivering innovative technology within the financial services industry. His focus at UnderwriteMe is on solving customer needs with innovative products that help transform insurance markets.

 

e Ian.McLean@underwriteme.co.uk
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Nilesh Patel

Head of Sales, Marketing and Underwriting

 

Nilesh is responsible for UnderwriteMe’s technology sales in Europe, underwriting and commercial relationships. He leads the global marketing team. Prior to joining UnderwriteMe, he spent over 10 years at Pacific Life Re where his last position was leading the development of their underwriting and claims digital proposition. Much of his career has been focused on exploring ways in which technology can be utilised to transform the Protection market.


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Nilesh.Patel@underwriteme.co.uk

Rakesh Kaul

Director of Business Development, Australia & Asia

 

Rakesh has worked for lots of insurers in Australia and Asia and has a wealth of experience across all aspects of new business and underwriting. He heads up UnderwriteMe’s sales across Australia and Asia.

e rakesh.kaul@underwriteme.co.uk
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Barbara Scalzi

Director, Business Operations – Asia Pacific

 

Barbara has a wealth of experience across project management, production support and business control. Barbara’s key focus lies in the implementation of UnderwriteMe’s digital protection new business platform for its Asia-Pacific based strategic clients.

e barbara.scalzi@underwriteme.asia
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Louisa Bell

Louisa Bell

Director, HR

 

Louisa is responsible for the People Plan and works to ensure that UnderwriteMe can recruit, develop and retain the best people by maintaining a culture where our people can flourish.


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louisa.bell@underwriteme.co.uk
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Will Miller

Director, Legal Counsel

 

Will joined UnderwriteMe in March 2019 and heads up our legal and compliance function. He has extensive experience in the insurance industry having qualified into insurance litigation in private practice, with a number of secondments in financial services.


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William.Miller@underwriteme.co.uk

James Tait

CEO

 

James leads UnderwriteMe globally, having previously been Head of Protection at Pacific Life Re and a Non-Executive Director at UnderwriteMe. His focus is on continuing the success that has been achieved over previous years, building on the solid foundations that have been put in place and finding new & innovative ways to support UnderwriteMe’s clients around the world.

e James.Tait@underwriteme.co.uk
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Carina Rogers

Head of Business Operations UK & Global Service Management

 

Carina joined in November 2018 and is responsible for UK business operations, UK professional services, risk & control management and the build-out of our global service management capability.


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carina.rogers@underwriteme.co.uk
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Nilesh Patel

Head of Sales, Marketing and Underwriting

 

Nilesh is responsible for UnderwriteMe’s technology sales in Europe, underwriting and commercial relationships. He leads the global marketing team. Prior to joining UnderwriteMe, he spent over 10 years at Pacific Life Re where his last position was leading the development of their underwriting and claims digital proposition. Much of his career has been focused on exploring ways in which technology can be utilised to transform the Protection market.


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Nilesh.Patel@underwriteme.co.uk

Phil Nash

Phil Nash

Director of Sales

 

Phil has 20 years of insurance experience ranging from self-employment as an IFA, through to setting up a general insurance offering from scratch and launching products on the UK’s major aggregator sites.
Since the early 2000s, Phil has primarily been involved in start-up Protection propositions for major insurers including Royal Liver and Fortis who went on to re-brand as Ageas Protect and then AIG Life.
He joined UnderwriteMe in April last year and is now Director of Sales, carrying responsibility for the targeted growth in the number of intermediary policies submitted via the Protection Platform.


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Phil.Nash@underwriteme.co.uk
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Steve Baldry

Steve Baldry

Director, Underwriting

 

Steve has a 20 year career in both insurance and reinsurance. He was involved in the design and implementation of the award winning systems and processes at Ageas Protect (now AIG Life) and latterly at Swiss Re with Magnum.

 

e steve.baldry@underwriteme.co.uk
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Will Miller

Director, Legal Counsel

 

Will joined UnderwriteMe in March 2019 and heads up our legal and compliance function. He has extensive experience in the insurance industry having qualified into insurance litigation in private practice, with a number of secondments in financial services.


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William.Miller@underwriteme.co.uk

Louisa Bell

Louisa Bell

Director, HR

 

Louisa is responsible for the People Plan and works to ensure that UnderwriteMe can recruit, develop and retain the best people by maintaining a culture where our people can flourish.


e
louisa.bell@underwriteme.co.uk
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James Tait

CEO

 

James leads UnderwriteMe globally, having previously been Head of Protection at Pacific Life Re and a Non-Executive Director at UnderwriteMe. His focus is on continuing the success that has been achieved over previous years, building on the solid foundations that have been put in place and finding new & innovative ways to support UnderwriteMe’s clients around the world.
e James.Tait@underwriteme.co.uk
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Rakesh Kaul

Director of Business Development, Australia & Asia

 

Rakesh has worked for lots of insurers in Australia and Asia and has a wealth of experience across all aspects of new business and underwriting. He heads up UnderwriteMe’s sales across Australia and Asia.

e rakesh.kaul@underwriteme.co.uk
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Barbara Scalzi

Director, Business Operations – Asia Pacific

 

Barbara has a wealth of experience across project management, production support and business control. Barbara’s key focus lies in the implementation of UnderwriteMe’s digital protection new business platform for its Asia-Pacific based strategic clients.

e barbara.scalzi@underwriteme.asia
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Henry Wong

Henry Wong

Senior Project Manager & Client Relationship Manager

 

As the Senior Project Manager and Client Relationship Manager, Henry works with UnderwriteMe’s Asia clients to ensure that each transformation journey to adopt the flagship Underwriting Rules Engine is a successful one – during and post-implementation. He has over 20 years of change management experience within the financial services sector across the US and Singapore.


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henry.wong@underwriteme.asia
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Andrew Gill

Managing Director, Australia & Asia, Pacific Life Re

 

Andrew established the Pacific Life Re Australian office, which has grown from strength to strength since it launched in 2015. Under his leadership, the office has grown rapidly to become a leading reinsurer in that market with premium revenue in excess of US$400m.  Andrew was appointed to serve as the Managing Director of both Pacific Life Re Asia and Australia business units in 2019.  Andrew supports the business development of the UnderwriteMe team across both regions.
e andrew.gill@pacificlifere.com
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Vasan Errakiah

Head of SEA and Product Development

 

Vasan is responsible for leading Pacific Life Re’s  Southeast Asia Marketing team and he supports in expanding the footprint of the UnderwriteMe digital protection new business platform. In addition, he oversees the growth of Pacific Life Re through the introduction of new product ideas to the Asia region and the marketing communications function. He was most recently Head of Pricing for SEA, Japan and Korea for Pacific Life Re. Vasan is a Fellow with the Society of Actuaries and the Institute of Actuaries.

e vasan.errakiah@pacificlifere.com
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James Tait

CEO

 

James leads UnderwriteMe globally, having previously been Head of Protection at Pacific Life Re and a Non-Executive Director at UnderwriteMe. His focus is on continuing the success that has been achieved over previous years, building on the solid foundations that have been put in place and finding new & innovative ways to support UnderwriteMe’s clients around the world.

e James.Tait@underwriteme.co.uk
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Rakesh Kaul

Director of Business Development Australia & Asia

 

Rakesh has worked for lots of insurers in Australia and Asia and has a wealth of experience across all aspects of new business and underwriting. He heads up UnderwriteMe’s sales across Australia and Asia.

e rakesh.kaul@underwriteme.co.uk
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Barbara Scalzi

Director, Business Operations – Asia Pacific

 

Barbara has a wealth of experience across project management, production support and business control. Barbara’s key focus lies in the implementation of UnderwriteMe’s digital protection new business platform for its Asia-Pacific based strategic clients.
e barbara.scalzi@underwriteme.asia
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Tyson Johnston

General Manager

 

Tyson is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the Pacific Life Re Australian office. Tyson is a member of the Divisional Senior Leadership Team and is an Executive Director for Pacific Life Re. Tyson supports the UnderwriteMe Australian team in business development.

e Tyson.Johnston@PacificLifere.com
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Gill Townsend

Project Manager, ScrumMaster (CSM)

 

Gill joined us in Feb 2018 and has an extensive background in IT and business across the financial services and insurance industry, working for multiple global organisations as a Program and Project Manager. As Project Manager, Gill leads our team of Business Analysts and works with our new and existing clients to implement the Underwriting Rules Engine.

e gill.townsend@underwriteme.com.au
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Lindsay Stark

Director, Underwriting & Claims Automation

 

Lindsay has over 15 years of life insurance experience spanning technical and managerial roles, including reinsurance and automation. Lindsay supports the delivery of Pacific Life Re’s UnderwriteMe proposition including strategic and day-to-day delivery, maintenance of proprietary underwriting and claims rule sets, new technology uptake and client support.


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Lindsay.Stark@PacificLifeRe.com
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