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Finance and Technical

The Finance and Technical teams provide their expertise to our underwriting business through; risk management, compliance, actuarial, modelling, finance, human resources, information technology and capital management .

Finance and technical

Ian Hewitt BA (Hons), FCII, MIRM

Director Risk and Compliance Advent Underwriting Limited

Mr Hewitt has been with the Company since 2004 and joined the Board of Advent Underwriting Limited, as Compliance Director in 2008. He was previously Director of Enterprise Risk Management for a FTSE 100 company, working in industry, having started his career working within the London Insurance Market both as a broker and insurer. He was admitted as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1986, Fellow in 2008 and, by qualification, admitted as a Member of the Institute of Risk Management in 1997.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8245

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James Wackrow FIA

Chief Actuary

Direct Line: 020 7743 8221

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Justin Stuart

Head of Exposure Management

Justin joined Advent in December 2013 as Head of Exposure Management. Justin has been an Exposure Management practitioner for over 18 years. This has included senior positions at Lloyd's syndicates as well as UK General Insurance companies.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8289

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Chris Brown

Chief Information Officer

Chris Brown joined Advent in July 2017 as Chief Information Officer. She previoulsy held similar roles in the Insurance industry, notably Marsh and Chubb. Her career in IT began in the Retail sector after a short spell in retail management, following this wiith twelve years in a varity of IT roles in the telecoms industry. She has also worked as an independent business consultant. Chris is also involved in a number of programmes to develop and support the technology talent pool in the UK.

Direct Line: 020 7743 8338

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Ann Roberts FCIPD

Head of Human Resources and Office Services

Ann Roberts joined Advent in August 2013 as Head of Human Resources and took over as Head of Office Services in 2015. Ann has worked within the insurance industry for 24 years operating at a senior HR level in both the Lloyd’s and London company markets. Ann has worked for a number of international organisations and is a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).

Direct Line: 020 7743 8219

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Richard Wayman

Head of Information Technology

Richard joined Advent in October 2002 following 4 years’ experience within the IT banking industry. During Richard’s 12 years in the insurance industry he has experienced and become proficient in a variety of IT disciplines providing custom application development solutions where he additionally attained multiple Microsoft professional qualifications.

As Head of IT his role now sees him leading Advent’s multi-skilled IT team in delivering the technology roadmap, providing the business with market leading solutions and advanced analytics. 

Direct Line: 020 7743 8214

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Neil Farrer

Group Financial Controller (MI)

Direct Line: 020 7743 8333

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