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Richard Cutcher
Richard Cutcher
Founder & Editor
Captive Intelligence
Richard is an experienced captive insurance journalist and respected commentator, having covered the sector around the world since 2014.
Richard launched the Global Captive Podcast in 2019 to communicate the varied captive insurance industry through a new and more intimate medium. It has since had more than 130,000 listens and become a unique resource of insight and content for the captive industry. In December 2022, Global Captive Media launched Captive Intelligence to meet the growing demand for credible and relevant news and analysis of the global captive insurance market.
He is also the Captive Ambassador for the UK’s risk and insurance management association, Airmic.

Richard was Editor of Captive Review magazine from 2014 to 2018, before joining Airmic and launching Global Captive Media.
Presentation & panel discussion: Captives in the UK – why, what, where, how and when?


Nick Donovan
Nick Donovan
Head of Market Development
Lloyd's
Nick is the Head of Market Development at Lloyd’s. He is responsible both for attracting the world’s best specialty and commercial (re)insurers onto the Lloyd’s platform, and supporting all syndicates as they seek to make the most of the market’s unique advantages. He also advocates the market to a range of trade and institutional capital providers and their advisors.
Nick joined Lloyd’s in 2022 from PwC, where he was a Director leading technology-based transformations for specialty insurers, MGAs and brokers. Previously Nick worked at RSA plc in a variety of roles including strategic planning, global portfolio management and latterly leading Sales & Client Management for RSA's Global Risks business in the London Market and across Europe. Previously he spent seven years as a strategy consultant with Booz & Company, advising life insurers, commercial & investment banks and wealth managers. Nick also worked at BBC New Media, where he was part of the team that set up the Radio Player, the precursor to the BBC’s iPlayer.
Presentation & panel discussion: Captives in the UK – why, what, where, how and when?


Susan Fallon
Susan Fallon
Global Head of Property
Zurich Insurance Company
Susan Fallon is a highly experienced business executive with over three decades in the insurance sector. Known for her leadership skills, she excels in motivating and inspiring teams to achieve measurable results. Throughout her career, she has developed strategic plans at both global and regional levels for Commercial General Insurance, leveraging her exceptional organizational skills to prioritize business outcomes effectively. Currently, Susan is the Global Head of Property for Zurich Insurance Group. In this role, she is responsible for the worldwide leadership, profitability, and strategic planning of Zurich’s Commercial Property business. Her extensive career includes significant positions at a major global insurer, where she worked in various international locations such as Bermuda, New York, Tokyo, and London. Some of her key roles in the Property and Energy sector have included: Global Finance Business Partner for Property, Chief Operating Officer Europe / Commercial Insurance, Senior Vice President for Property.
Workshop: Property


David Filippini
David Filippini
Vice President, International Solutions
CNA
David Filippini is the Vice President of International Solutions for CNA. He is responsible for driving global strategy across commercial and specialty. His responsibilities also include leading the underwriting unit for foreign produced U.S. admitted risks, Defense Base Act product and the International Underwriting Center.
Prior to this role, David has been in roles of increasing responsibility at CNA. Most recently serving as the AVP, International Product Leader, David was responsible for international sales and distribution, worked very closely with the BU International leaders on key trading partnerships and the international broker networks. David also led the project with our international colleagues and partners to develop and document good local standard products that will be used for our global solutions.
Presentation & panel discussion: Expanding into new markets


Carin Gatenbein
Carin Gatenbein
Head of Network Management, Commercial Insurance
Zurich Insurance Group
Carin Gantenbein is Head of Network Management for Commercial Insurance since January 2020, where she is responsible for the global service delivery for the customer segment International Programs (IPZ) across over 215 countries and territories via Zurich’s own entities as well as a network of partner companies where Zurich has no own offices.
Carin joined Zurich in 2012 as Strategic Assistant to the Group Chief Risk Officer. She held various senior management positions at country and global level within Zurich, including Head of Strategic Implementation, Operational Risk for Group Risk Management, Head of Professional Indemnity, Switzerland for Underwriting, and Head of Business Development, Transformation and Innovation for Commercial Insurance.
Presentation & panel discussion: Expanding into new markets


Robert Geraghty
Robert Geraghty
International Sales Leader, Marsh Captive Solutions
Marsh
Rob, the International Sales Leader, propels growth across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Formerly Marsh Bermuda's Business Development Leader, he's consulted and managed captives in Ireland, Gibraltar, and globally. Rob establishes captive vehicles for parent firms worldwide, boasting Marsh CEO recognition and a spot in Captive International's "Forty Under 40" list (June 2023). His expertise spans insurance company formation, strategy, and management, delivering comprehensive services to captives.
Presentation & panel discussion: Captives in the UK – why, what, where, how and when?


Esme Gould
Esme Gould
Head of Captives & ART
Zurich Commercial Insurance UK, Zurich Insurance Group
Esme has 10 years of experience with Zurich Insurance in London. In early 2023 she was appointed Head of Captives & ART for Zurich UK, having spent the previous 9 years underwriting Energy & Heavy Industries for large multi-nationals in the London Market.
Esme particularly enjoys working closely with customers and brokers to navigate complex international programmes, whilst also delivering continuous improvement in service and building differentiating propositions.
Presentation & panel discussion: Vive la revolution! The captive revolution in Europe – next steps?


Brian Grabek
Brian Grabek
Executive Vice President, Multinational Insurance
Sompo
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Presentation & panel discussion: Expanding into new markets



John Hills
John Hills
Multinational Advisor - Risk Management Practice
Marsh
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Presentation & panel discussion: Expanding into new markets


Jonathan Meer
Jonathan Meer
Partner
Wilson Elser
Jonathan Meer is highly experienced in the area of insurance coverage, including monitoring and coverage determinations. He maintains a particular concentration in coverage for directors and officers (D&O), with an emphasis on the growing area of D&Os in cannabis companies; professional errors and omissions (E&O); lawyers (LPL); employment practices; and cyber liability programs.
Jonathan represents the interests of primary and excess insurers based in the United States, China, London and Bermuda in high-exposure claims against directors and officers of public and private companies, nonprofit boards, financial institutions and insurance companies. He has addressed claims related to shareholder class actions seeking multimillion-dollar damages against public companies and their directors and officers, as well as other high-profile fraud cases involving a variety of issues.
Presentation & panel discussion: Cyber – what next?


Dawn Miller
Dawn Miller
Commercial Director
Lloyd's of London
Dawn oversees Lloyd’s global network across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific Middle East & Africa (APMEA) and is responsible for distribution, market development, global engagement with brokers and new entrants. She also leads on innovation at Lloyd’s, including the Lloyd’s Lab. She has over 20 years of experience working in the global insurance industry with oversight of underwriting, distribution, clients, and strategy, including leadership positions at AXA, AIG, Willis and Chubb. Having started her career in Washington D.C., Dawn has since taken on senior positions in London, New York, Paris, Dubai, San Francisco and Zurich.
Presentation & panel discussion: Expanding into new markets


Jonathan Newbery
Jonathan Newbery
Head of Digital Experience – Commercial Insurance
Zurich Insurance Group
Jonathan joined Zurich in 2004 in the UK claims function for Zurich Municipal before moving into Global Corporate Underwriting in 2006. In 2008 he relocated to Switzerland to support Global Corporate operations with target operating model and excellence initiatives focusing on preparing the underwriting units for the future. In 2010 Jonathan joined the International Programs unit, working across multiple functions including network operations, governance and global sales and distribution roles.
Jonathan joined the Global Customer & Distribution team in 2015 to head up broker strategy for Global Corporate before moving into his current digital role in 2019 based in London.
Workshop: Digitalisation


Mike Reid
Mike Reid
Executive Vice President, Head of Casualty
Sompo
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Presentation & panel discussion: Mind the gap


Praveen Sharma
Praveen Sharma
Global Leader, Multinational Insurance Regulatory and Tax Consulting
Marsh
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Presentation & panel discussion: European tax and regulatory update