Executive & Senior Management
Mr Cloutier was appointed Executive Chairman in January 2017 following his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Group since 2011. With over 35 years’ experience working in the international insurance and reinsurance sector he holds a number of non-executive positions and has held a number of CEO and senior executive positions, including CEO of the Alea Group, CEO of Overseas Partners Re and President of E.W. Blanch Insurance Services Inc. He has worked with a variety of private equity investors including Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and Fortress. He serves on the boards of Brit Ltd and is a member of Lloyd’s Franchise Board and Audit Committee.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Matthew is Group CEO and serves on the Boards of Brit Syndicates Limited, Brit Insurance Gibraltar and Brit Insurance Services USA inc and was appointed to the Board of the LMA in May 2011.
Matthew began his career in Lloyd's in 1988. He joined Brit in 1999 to start up the International Property Division. He was appointed as CEO of Brit Global Markets in May 2008 which subsequently became Brit Global Specialty in February 2012 combining our reinsurance and global markets divisions to form one Lloyd's platform. Matthew became a member of the Executive Management Committee with effect from January 2009.
Chief Underwriting Officer
Christiern joined Brit in August 2006 as an Underwriter and then took on the position of Divisional Director for Property Facilities in 2010. In December 2014 he was promoted to Deputy Active Underwriter and in 2016 he was promoted to Chief Underwriting Officer for the Group. Prior to Brit he held a number of positions with Insurance Companies including Liberty Syndicates. Christiern is a Chartered member of the CII.
Chief Finance Officer
Mark joined Brit in April 2010 and led the Group’s strategic review and corporate restructuring as the Director of Strategic Planning and Business Improvement. Prior to his appointment to Chief Financial Officer he held the role of Chief Risk Officer and Director of Strategy. Mark joined Brit from McKinsey & Company where he led high-profile strategic projects for a range of large clients, predominantly in financial services. Mark is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, and originally worked as an actuarial consultant at Mercer. He holds an MA (hons) degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.
Group Human Resources Director and Director of Corporate Services
Lorraine serves on the Board of Brit Group Services Ltd. Her responsibilities include Human Resources, Media relations, Branding, Communications, and Premises Management for the Group.
She has previously held a number of senior positions in both the Investment Banking and Insurance sector. She has a wealth of strategic HR and business experience within the international financial services industry including the Automobile Association; Guardian Royal Exchange; Donald Lufkin and Jenrette and the Alea Group.
Chief Risk Officer & Chief Actuary
Shane commenced his actuarial career in 1994 working for National Provident Institution, a life and pensions company, where he spent six years before moving into health insurance with AXA PPP Healthcare, managing the actuarial pricing and capital modelling capability for the organisation. Shane remained at AXA for over four years before a move into the general insurance arena led him to Brit in 2005 where he has undertaken various roles managing the reinsurance and global markets actuarial teams and the catastrophe modelling team, culminating in his appointment to Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary. Shane holds a BSc degree in Statistics and a M.Litt degree in Management, Economics and Politics, both from St. Andrews University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Chief Operating Officer
Nigel joined Brit in 2011 and was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in April 2013, having served as Chief Financial Officer since March 2012. He sits on the Board of Brit Insurance Holdings Limited, is a member of the Executive Management Committee and is a director of several subsidiaries.
Nigel has over 15 years experience within General Insurance, having held senior finance positions within Aviva and RSA. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in London.