This passion to leverage technology in new and impactful ways led Concirrus to focus on supporting the insurance industry, and more specifically specialty marine and commercial automotive insurance. A potent blend of deep domain expertise and data science led to the creation of our big data and machine learning platform – Quest.
Quest, accesses and interprets wide-ranging datasets, combining them with historical claims information to reveal the behaviours that correlate to claims. The results enable insurers and brokers to more accurately quantify risk; reduce losses and boost profits. Quest also makes new, powerful and differentiated product propositions a reality.
Through our analytics work with leading London and Global insurers, we have proven that behavioural data is a better indicator of risk than traditional demographics. With every customer, we’ve delivered insights and new rating factors that simply did not exist before allowing increased profits, the ability to write more business with or without claims history, and reduced administration costs.
Find out more about Quest Marine and Quest Automotive.
Chief Executive Officer
Andy is the founding CEO of Concirrus and since then has led the company’s strategy to solve a problem in the insurance industry – how to harness the power of big data and artificial intelligence to improve loss ratios.
Andy has driven the vision and product roadmap of the company, built a solid customer base and reputation for the business. In 2019 Andy was voted the second most influential person Worldwide in Marine Insurance.
Prior to Concirrus Andy had extensive experience in telematics, big data, and insurance in start-ups, turnarounds, and M&A. He's passionate about discovering new business models that technology can unlock for the insurance market and their customers.
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Adrian brings more than 20 years of experience in the InsurTech and technology markets. Previously part of the executive team at Guidewire, Adrian led international finance teams through a period of exceptional growth. Prior to Guidewire he was part of the executive team at AgencyPort responsible for its sale to Xchanging.
Chief Strategy Officer
Ira Scharf, a world-leading AI and insurtech expert with advanced degrees from MIT and Harvard, founded Spark Insights in 2018 out of a passion to deliver unparalleled predictive analytics to the insurance industry. By using innovative AI, machine learning and computer vision combined with satellite-based remote sensing and global earth observations, he believed that valuable insights could be unlocked.
Ira joined Concirrus following the acquisition of Spark Insights in November 2021 and is passionate about delivering a broader and deeper decision analytics platform that will transform organisations around the world.
Chief Analytics Officer
Brian is a well-recognised figure in the insurance industry having spent the last 12 years at Aon, most recently focused on building out Portfolio Solutions and analytics capabilities within the broker’s London Market wholesale insurance business. Brian will drive an ambitious analytics strategy for the business, leveraging his experience across major global specialties, remaining focused on long-term strategic capabilities whilst delivering short-term value for stakeholders.
He's dedicated to developing teams and committed to diversity, equality and inclusion.
Meet our hard-hitting panel of experts who, between them, have decades of experience working in the global insurance and technology markets
Paul joins the Concirrus Advisory Board with more than 30 years of experience in the Lloyds and London insurance markets.
With over three decades in the industry, Paul is passionate about creating a sustainable future for the sector. He is Non-Executive Chairman at Chaucer, the specialty international re/insurance group, Asta Managing Agency Ltd and Non-Executive Director at AkinovA Limited. Paul is also an advisor to a number of other organisations and charities.
Previous roles include Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer at XL Catlin, Director & Chief Actuary at Equitas, and Partner at Coopers & Lybrand, Actuarial Insurance Services.
Martin is a global Technology and Operations Insurance leader having spent many years working across the UK, Europe and the USA, with his most recent Insurance role being Managing Director and Group CIO for a $15bn (re)Insurer.
Martin is a client-driven innovator at heart and has a history of enabling innovation across Insurance and wider industries via both start-ups and internal solutions. Martin enjoys enabling teams to utilize data in new and different ways driving improved underwriting results and efficiency.
A diversity and inclusion champion, with his past teams winning awards for leadership and innovation.
Jeremy is Chairman, Non-Executive Director, or advisor to a number of, scaleup, startup and established technology businesses backed by Private Equity and Venture Capital.
He has over 30 years of experience in public and private technology companies, including as CEO of Coda Plc and FinancialForce.com, Inc and COO and CPO of Unit4 NV.
As founder of FinancialForce.com with investment from UNIT4 and Salesforce, and instrumental to the global expansion of Coda Plc, Jeremy now focuses on sharing his expertise and knowledge to scale commercial teams, go-to-market and product.
Professor Andy Pardoe is the founder and managing director of Wisdom Works, a specialist AI consultancy that helps AI start-ups to accelerate their innovation, growth and business success on the global stage.
An experienced CTO and CEO working across a number of industry sectors including Financial Services, Retail, and Media. Over 25 years expertise of global change programmes delivering complex technical transformations including Enterprise Scaled AI delivery and commercialisation.
Andy is a thought leader in the field of AI, and passionate about developing new frameworks to help monitor the progress of advanced artificial intelligence capabilities, including areas of cognitive computing.
David is Chief Executive Officer of AEGIS London. He joined in 2000 as Head of Casualty, he was appointed Chief Underwriting Officer in 2007 and MD in 2015.
David has been instrumental in the diversification that has taken place within AEGIS London since 2007 and in developing many new and innovative products. He has led AEGIS London through a period of significant growth whilst maintaining the syndicate’s status as a top quartile performing business in the Lloyd’s market
David is also a member of the LMA Board and has chaired the LMA Marine and Liability Committees.
He is a Vice President of the London Insurance Institute, a Chartered Insurer and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Antoine is a Technical Director at Google Cloud.
Before joining Google, Antoine was previously the Group CIO of Euler Hermes, the worldwide leader in Credit Insurance.
Using the latest legislation and cutting-edge cloud solutions, Antoine founded Payconiq (ING Bank spinoff), a mobile payments FinTech for in-store, online or peer-to-peer payments.
During his earlier career, Antoine has also held senior IT roles at ING Direct France IT, LVMH (Wines and Spirits) and HP.
Antione is passionate about innovation and transforming the IT landscape and architecture using the Cloud.
Jonathan Ibbott is an experienced speciality insurance market professional, with a particular interest in defining and executing strategies for profitable and sustainable growth. Jonathan was COO for the specialty division of XL Catlin / AXA XL from 2009 through to 2020, and in this role was instrumental in the organic and inorganic build-out of one of the world’s leading specialty insurers, developing capabilities across multiple dimensions: geographic, product and service. Jonathan also led several major reviews at the enterprise level, considering issues ranging from target operating models, international network strategy, and end to end process reviews. Jonathan has a track record of leading and delivering major change projects, including two complex underwriting integrations. He has a good knowledge of a wide range of specialist insurance lines and has board experience as Managing Director of a Lloyd’s managing agency. Jonathan has an MBA from LBS and is currently studying for an MSc in Global Development.
Guy is the CTO at Tide, a leading FinTech with business in the UK and India. Previously, Guy worked for the BMW Group, where he was CTO for the Group’s Connected Company. Prior to this, Guy was Chief Technology Officer at PayU / Naspers and at BWIN.
Guy brings experience in building secure platforms that are reliable, scalable and able to handle high volumes of transactions. Having worked internationally, where platforms serve multiple markets under one code base, he has a particular ability to connect strategy to technology to accelerate business outcomes and build world-class technology platforms, powered by machine learning.
Richard Little is a successful entrepreneur and an active early-stage tech investor. His areas of focus include FinTech (banking, payments, trading), Insure-Tech, Digital Asset Trading, Cyber Security and EdTech. He is on the board of six scale-up businesses, including Concirrus.
Max is a Co-founder of IQ Capital who invested in Concirrus in 2018. Max has over 15 years’ venture capital experience, including investments in Grapeshot (Oracle), Phonetic Arts (Google), Neul (Huawei) and Stillfront (IPO). He focuses on strategy, scaling up and financings/exits.
Jonathan is a General Partner with Eos Venture Partners. Jonathan has 18 years of FinTech and InsurTech investing experience, as CEO and Managing Partner of Jaguar Capital Partners, and prior to that as CEO and Managing Partner of Katalyst, an Internet Accelerator.
Dieter has over 30 years’ experience in global reinsurance and primary insurance within various business lines including marine and motor. Dieter recently led the development of growth market strategies in marine digitalisation and innovation management for Munich Re.
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