Our management team

A strong and experienced management team leading from the top


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    Martin Reith

    Chief Executive Officer


    Martin is a highly experienced insurance executive with over 25 years’ in the business. His previous roles include Founder and CEO of Ascot, CEO of XL Capital’s Insurance operation in London and MD at Brockbank Group plc. Martin has held various non-executive roles, including at AmWINS Group Inc. and Securis Investment Partners LLP.

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    Ian Martin

    Managing Director


    Ian is an experienced senior executive with over 30 years’ experience. His previous roles include Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at Ascot and MD at Brockbank Group plc prior to its sale to XL Capital. Ian has held a range of roles in the media sector, is Chairman of Touchstar Plc, and was CEO of Avesco.

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    Darren Lednor

    Chief Underwriting Officer


    Darren has been working in the insurance industry for 20+ years, covering underwriting, risk management and actuarial in both the London and Bermuda markets. Darren was previously Active Underwriter for Ariel Syndicate 1910 and CRO of Ariel Re, Underwriter at Arrow Syndicate, and held broking positions at Aon Benfield.

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    Matt Washington

    Chief Operating Officer


    Matthew is an experienced insurance executive with over 15 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s marketplace. His previous roles include Chief Operating Officer at CV Starr, running a Lloyd's market consultancy, and a variety of Executive roles at Ascot, including Board roles of Ascot’s US and Asian subsidiaries.

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    Richard Heppell

    Chief Financial Officer


    Richard has over 30 years’ experience in the market and extensive experience of supporting the growth and development of Lloyd’s businesses. Prior to joining Neon, his roles included Chief Financial Officer at MS Amlin Underwriting and a range of senior corporate finance roles at QBE.


    Sharon Long

    Claims Director


    Sharon has 25+ years’ insurance experience, with prior roles including Claims Director at XL Catlin and leadership positions at Catlin Underwriting Limited, including Board roles. Sharon has also held technical claims roles at AIG, AXA Global Risks and Lloyd’s of London, and is an elected member of the LMACC.

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    Olly Reeves

    Chief Risk Officer


    Olly has 19 years’ experience in risk management, most recently as Head of Risk Management at Lloyd’s of London. Olly started his career at EY and then spent over 12 years at Lloyd’s during which time he was responsible for their risk function as well as supervising the syndicates and managing agents in the market.

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    Deepon Sen Gupta

    Corporate Strategy Director


    Prior to joining Neon in January 2016, Deepon was an investment banker who specialised in non-life and specialty (re)insurance. Most recently, he was a Vice President within the Financial Institutions Group at Macquarie Capital and he previously held FIG M&A roles within Fox-Pitt Kelton and Dresdner Kleinwort.

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    Alastair McKay

    Compliance Director & Company Secretary


    Alastair has over 16 years’ experience working as a legal and compliance professional. Previous roles include UK General Counsel at Aspen, where he was also a member of their UK management team, and legal roles including 5 years at Baker & McKenzie. Alastair was called to the Bar in 1999 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2003.


  • Geoff Riddell

    Non-Executive Chairman - NUL

    Currently Chairman of Pool Re, with 30+ years’ insurance management experience, Geoff previously held a variety of senior managerial roles at Zurich (ex-CEO and Chairman of Zurich Global Corporate, as well as Regional Chairman of Zurich’s Asia Pac, ME and Africa).

  • Michael Wade

    Non-Executive Director - NUL

    With 30 years’ experience at Lloyd’s, Michael is a Senior Advisor to the Cabinet Office, previously serving as Crown Representative for Insurance. Michael was recently Exec Chairman of Besso Insurance Group and also served on the Council and Committee of Lloyd’s.

  • Simon Hayes

    Non-Executive Director - NUL

    Simon has 20+ years’ of regulated financial services experience and is currently Chairman of Peel Hunt (UK corporate finance / stockbroking boutique). Simon has a broad range of commercial, corporate finance and business development experience.

  • Joseph (Jeff) Consolino

    Non-Executive Chairman - NCL

    With over 25 years’ financial services experience, Jeff has served as EVP and CFO of AFG since 2013. He also currently serves as a Director of AmWINS Group and on the board of National Interstate Corporation. Before joining AFG, Jeff was President and CFO of Validus Holdings.

  • Tom Hulst

    Non-Executive Director – NUBL

    Tom has 20 years’ (re)insurance experience, having held senior positions with both US and Bermuda (re)insurers. Most recently Tom served as Chief Executive of Ariel Re and is a member of the Executive Committee of The Association of Bermuda International Companies.

  • Gavin Hunter

    Non-Executive Director - NUBL

    Most recently Chairman and President of BenchStrength International, Gavin has 30+ years’ management experience. Geoff previously served as COO of Rebus Systems Inc. and has in-depth understanding of establishing and growing businesses in local markets.

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