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Our team

Our highly capable team provide specialist skills tailored to growing insurance distribution businesses such as strategy, finance, actuarial, data science, people development and marketing. 
Most importantly, we adapt to support the needs of our partners, preferring to work strategically ‘on’ the business rather than operationally ‘in’ the business. 

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Our highly capable team provide specialist skills tailored towards growing insurance distribution businesses. These skills include accounting, corporate finance, actuarial, data science, people development and marketing. Our capabilities are supported by a robust and continuous strategic process and most importantly, we adapt to support the needs of our partners, preferring to work strategically ‘on’ the business rather than operationally ‘in’ the business. 

Jaco is one of the founding members of Correlation Group. He is mainly responsible for balance sheet management and shareholder representation. A graduate from the University of Stellenbosch and University of Cape Town, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989.  He has been involved in the insurance industry since 1992. 

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Capital Management

Michael joined Correlation Risk Partners in 2007 and is responsible for the strategic assessment, development and management of the group’s equity insurance investments, with a focus on the life and health insurance division. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School. He’s a keen triathlete and water polo player.

Michael Thorpe

Managing Director

As a qualified Chartered Accountant, Alex joined the company soon after its formation. He heads up the motor division of Correlation Risk Partners and oversees the equity investments and underwriting activities of six insurance partnerships. He is an enthusiastic marathon runner, aspiring triathlete and keen chess player.

Alex Lugt

Managing Director

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Nicola Bean

Business Development 

Nicky manages the new business function at Correlation. She has a Masters in Financial Economics from Oxford University, and has passed the Chartered Financial Analyst exams. Nicky is a foodie, she enjoys jogging, and loves to travel in her spare time.

Abbey is part of the life and health insurance division of the business. She has a First Class BSc Honours Actuarial Science degree from Cass Business School London and is a part qualified actuary. She is currently studying to complete her actuarial professional exams. She enjoys travelling, concerts, tutoring and is a novice stamp collector.

Abbey Powell

Actuarial - Life and Health

Cath deals with accounts, assisting with management reporting, budgeting and the administration of investments, as well as the day-to-day running of the office. She has a degree in Comparative Literature and is finishing off her AAT qualification, with aspirations to undertake CIMA. Cath's background is in events management. She’s a pop culture fan and loves walking and cooking.

Catherine Wells

Finance

Raj has more than 15 years experience in technology, software and data warehousing and has a degree in Engineering. He is responsible for day-to-day IT activities, as well data mining, database management and building software applications for CRP and partners. This includes processing and reporting of Solvency II Data.

Rajeev Kolli

Information Technology

Jean is responsible for the life and health insurance division of Correlation Risk Partners, providing support to a number of European life and health insurance partners. She is a Fellow of the UK's Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, with experience in UK life and health reinsurance markets. She is a keen foodie, a healthy-eating fitness enthusiast and a bookworm who loves dance.

Jean Eu

Actuarial - Life and Health

Henri oversees Correlation’s pet insurance partnerships, being responsible for relationship management, financial reporting, shareholder matters, strategic advice and underwriting oversight. He holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge and is a qualified actuary . He is a sports enthusiast, particularly enjoying rugby, golf, cricket and boxing.

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Henri Dowling

Portfolio Lead - Pet

Deborah is responsible for producing management reports, budgets, forecasting and support to a number of partnerships. Previous experience covers management and financial reporting, commercial planning analysis and systems development in a number of different industries.

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John advises on group solvency regulations and provides support to capital and investment management as well as risk analysis and management. He has an Honours degree in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. He has 20 years of experience applying analytical and structured thinking to business challenges across industry sectors. He enjoys spending time with his family and exercising outdoors.

John Henderson

Solvency and Capital

Niki is responsible for personal development, manages customer complaints and is passionate about behavioural science in business. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and 9 years experience in the UK insurance industry. She is a big animal lover, enjoys water sports and a good book.

Niki Troullinos

People Development & Behavioural Science

Sean oversees our partnerships with the Granite Group & Frontier. He also has wider involvement in business development, corporate finance and the asset management function for a number of insurance partners. Sean has a Honours degree in finance, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is also a founding trustee of the Bokomoso Education Trust in South Africa and the UK.

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Sean Steyn

Investments, Corporate Finance and Business Development

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Natasha assists with Compliance and KYC requirements within the group, as well as other finance projects. She is a graduate and member of the ICSA (The Governance Institute) in the UK, and has previously worked as an Accountant and Finance Manager.  She enjoys running, reading and travelling.

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Finance

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Paige Wen

Actuarial - Life and Health

Paige is a qualified actuary within the life and health division of Correlation Risk Partners. She’s involved in pricing, product development, reinsurance as well as reporting for the partners. Paige is a frequent gym goer and enjoys travelling, cooking and wine tasting.

Jas manages the Insolvency Products division of Correlation Risk Partners. She has an Honours degree in Law and experience in Corporate Banking and Insurance. She regularly takes part in events for a number of charitable organisations, and enjoys travelling, musicals and keeping fit. 

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Insolvency Products

Paul oversees actuarial pricing, capital management and development of non-life products across a number of distribution and insurance partners. A part qualified Actuary and CERA charter holder with experience within personal and commercial lines across Africa & the UK. Paul is lover of food and travel,an avid marathon runner and cross border hiker.

Paul Mbenenge

Portfolio Lead - Pet

Eon heads up our data function . He is a graduate of the NYC Data Science Academy, has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and is a PhD candidate in computational combustion modelling. He has more than 15 years of experience in data solutions across municipal, financial and marketing industries. A passionate percussionist and avid car enthusiast.

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Eon Retief

Data

Abbey is part of the life and health insurance division of the business. She has a First Class BSc Honours Actuarial Science degree from Cass Business School London and is a part qualified actuary. She is currently studying to complete her actuarial professional exams. She enjoys travelling, concerts, tutoring and is a novice stamp collector.

Abbey Powell

Actuarial - Life and Health

Cath deals with accounts, assisting with management reporting, budgeting and the administration of investments, as well as the day-to-day running of the office. She has a degree in Comparative Literature and is finishing off her AAT qualification, with aspirations to undertake CIMA. Cath's background is in events management. She’s a pop culture fan and loves walking and cooking.

Catherine Wells

Finance

Raj has more than 15 years experience in technology, software and data warehousing and has a degree in Engineering. He is responsible for day-to-day IT activities, as well data mining, database management and building software applications for CRP and partners. This includes processing and reporting of Solvency II Data.

Rajeev Kolli

Information Technology

Jean is responsible for the life and health insurance division of Correlation Risk Partners, providing support to a number of European life and health insurance partners. She is a Fellow of the UK's Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, with experience in UK life and health reinsurance markets. She is a keen foodie, a healthy-eating fitness enthusiast and a bookworm who loves dance.

Jean Eu

Actuarial - Life and Health

Sam assists in the partnership business, together with working on corporate finance and the asset management functions of a number of the insurance partners. Sam has a Master’s Degree in Finance from the Leeds Business School and has a strong interest in financial markets. In his spare time Sam is an accomplished rugby player.

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Samuel Theron

Investments and Corporate Finance

Ian joined to assist Correlations' partners in driving Digital and IT Transformation. This includes introducing advanced cloud, AI and data management strategies. His qualifications include an MBA, Bsc Comp Sci as well as numerous industry certifications. He is passionate about technology and the intelligent use of data. Ian is an avid swimmer, fitness enthusiast and a qualified dive master.

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Ian Gatley

Digital and IT Transformation

John is a qualified actuary. He holds an MBA with Honors from University of Chicago Booth Business School and Honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London. He specialises in Solvency risk management framework and has extensive capital experiences across Non-Life and Life insurances.  He’s a keen cyclist and skier.

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Actuarial

Rory has a degree in Business Management and Economics, as well as a post graduate diploma in Financial Planning. Rory provides support to our partners assisting across various strategic projects. A keen runner, with a passion for education, he works closely with an NPO that focusses on providing access to education via digital platforms for poverty-stricken communities in Southern Africa.

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Rory O'Flaherty

Partnership

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Paige Wen

Actuarial - Life and Health

Paige is a qualified actuary within the life and health division of Correlation Risk Partners. She’s involved in pricing, product development, reinsurance as well as reporting for the partners. Paige is a frequent gym goer and enjoys travelling, cooking and wine tasting.

Jas manages the Insolvency Products division of Correlation Risk Partners. She has an Honours degree in Law and experience in Corporate Banking and Insurance. She regularly takes part in events for a number of charitable organisations, and enjoys travelling, musicals and keeping fit. 

Jaspreer Harrar

Insolvency Products

Paul oversees actuarial pricing, capital management and development of non-life products across a number of distribution and insurance partners. A part qualified Actuary and CERA charter holder with experience within personal and commercial lines across Africa & the UK. Paul is lover of food and travel,an avid marathon runner and cross border hiker.

Paul Mbenenge

Actuarial - Short Term

Eon heads up our data function . He is a graduate of the NYC Data Science Academy, has a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and is a PhD candidate in computational combustion modelling. He has more than 15 years of experience in data solutions across municipal, financial and marketing industries. A passionate percussionist and avid car enthusiast.

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Eon Retief

Data

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Sean Jones

Business Development and Partnership Management

Sean has a broad base of commercial experience gained through 20 years of working across financial services. He provides strategic support, management acumen and underwriting expertise to a number of our partnerships. Sean holds a Masters in Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of South Africa. He is a keen triathlete and a coffee addict.

Sid is a Fellow of Institute of Actuaries Australia, with experience in pricing, reserving and customer analytics for personal lines insurers in Australia and the UK. He is a keen tennis player and loves to travel.

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Sid Nyein

Pricing

Kirsty initially joined our group as an accountant in a subsidiary of CIL and was responsible for management accounts, cash flows, payroll, commission runs, claims payments and credit control. She joined CRP in 2016 and is responsible for the accounting and support of our various group holding companies. In her spare time Kirsty is an avid gym goer , enjoys running and holidays with her family.

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Kirsty Baker

Finance

Ben forms part of the data team at Correlation. After graduating with BSc (Hons) in Mathematics & Statistics, he went onto work within data functions in commercial insurance for 6 years, specialising on the application of data science. Ben is a keen runner and a passionate foodie.

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Ben Sutton

Data

Georgia has extensive experience with coordination and facilitation of staff initiatives, setting-up offices across Europe and large-scale event management.  At CRP, she is responsible for staff wellness and engagement, event management, management of the London office, and assisting with projects and initiatives. In her spare time, she volunteers for several charities, is a big movie buff and is extremely passionate about animals

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Georgia Benson

Employee Engagement and Events

Chris oversees the non-life pricing function across multiple partners. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, with extensive experience in personal lines pricing across the UK & South Africa. He is a keen yogi and wanderlust at heart; having visited 54 countries so far.

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Chris Peters

Pricing (Non-Life)

Graeme has an Honours degree in Finance and joined the company in 2013. He oversees the equity investments and underwriting activities of six insurance partnerships by providing management and strategic support, underwriting and regulatory acumen, new product development, risk management, and financial modelling. He is a passionate cyclist and Ironman triathlete, and loves to travel.

Graeme Nieman

Motor Products