B.P. Marsh Team

Over the past 24 years B.P. Marsh has assembled a well-established management team with considerable experience both in the financial services sector and in buying, building and selling businesses. We place great importance on forming strong relationships with the businesses we partner and use our expertise and experience to help management teams achieve their objectives.

For further information on the B.P. Marsh Board please click on the names below.

Brian Marsh OBE

Chairman

Brian started his career in insurance broking and underwriting in Lloyd’s and the London and overseas market over 55 years ago and was, from 1979 to 1990 chairman, of the Nelson Hurst & Marsh group, before founding the Group. He has over 50 years’ experience in building, buying and selling financial services businesses particularly in the insurance sector.

 

 

Campbell Scoones

Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

Campbell has over 45 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s and overseas insurance broking and underwriting markets. Having started his career in 1966 Campbell has worked for a number of Lloyd’s insurance broking and underwriting firms during this time, including, inter alia, Nelson Hurst & Marsh, Citicorp Investment Limited, Marsh & McLennan Companies and Admiral/Encon Underwriting. On 5th January 2015 Campbell Scoones was appointed as the Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of B.P. Marsh.

Alice Foulk BA (Hons)

Managing Director

Alice joined B.P. Marsh in September 2011 having started her career at a leading Life Assurance company. In 2014 she took over as Executive Assistant to the Chairman, running the Chairman’s Office and established herself as a central part of the management team.

In February 2015 she was appointed as a Director of B.P. Marsh and a member of the Investment Committee. In January 2016 Alice was appointed Managing Director of B.P. Marsh.

In her position as Managing Director, Alice is responsible for the overall performance of the Company and monitoring the Company’s overall progress towards achieving the objectives and goals of the Company, as set by the Board.

 

Daniel Topping MCSI, ACIS, BA (Hons)

Chief Investment Officer

Dan Topping is the Senior Executive with overall responsibility for the portfolio and investment strategy for B. P. Marsh, working alongside the Board and the Investment Directors to find, structure, develop, support and monitor the portfolio.

Dan was appointed as a Director in 2011 having joined B.P. Marsh in February 2007, following two years at an independent London accountancy practice. In January 2016 Dan was appointed Chief Investment Officer of B.P. Marsh.

Dan graduated from the University of Durham in 2005 and is member of the Securities and Investment Institute and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Dan is a standing member of the B. P. Marsh Investment and Valuation Committees and currently serves as a Board Director for:-

  • Asia Reinsurance Brokers Pte Limited (Singapore)
  • Bastion Reinsurance Brokerage (PTY) Limited (South Africa)
  • Bulwark Investment Holdings (PTY) Limited (South Africa)
  • Property And Liability Underwriting Managers (PTY) Limited (South Africa)
  • CBC UK Limited
  • The Fiducia MGA Company Limited (UK)
  • Sterling Insurance PTY Ltd (Australia)
  • MB Insurance Group PTY Ltd (Australia)
  • Nexus Underwriting Management Limited (UK)

Jonathan Newman ACMA, CGMA, MCSI

Group Director of Finance

Jon is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 17 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is responsible for the Group’s finance function. In addition Jon currently serves as a Board Director for Walsingham Motor Insurance Limited, and provides senior financial advice to all companies within the Group’s portfolio. Jon was the appointed Board Director for Hyperion Insurance Group Limited and oversaw the successful sale of the majority of the Group’s holding to General Atlantic in 2013.

Jon graduated from the University of Sheffield with an honours degree in Business Studies and joined the Group in November 1999, following two years at Euler Trade Indemnity and two years at a Chartered Accountants. He was appointed a Director of B.P. Marsh & Company Limited In September 2001, and Group Finance Director in December 2003 and was instrumental in the admission of the Group to AIM in February 2006. He is a Member of the Chartered Global Management Accountants, the Chartered Management Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

Camilla Kenyon

Director

Camilla Kenyon was appointed to the main board in 2011, following her appointment as Head of Investor Relations in 2009.  She has dual responsibilities within the Group, running both Investor Relations and the New Business Department and is Chair of the New Business Committee evaluating new investment opportunities.  She has two nominee directorships across one investee company and is a member of the Investment Committee. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including numerous Board appointments. She is a Member of the Investor Relations Society.

 

Pankaj Lakhani FCCA

Non Executive Director

A Certified Accountant, Pankaj Lakhani has over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services sector, primarily within Lloyd’s and overseas insurance broking and underwriting markets. Having started his career in 1977 as Audit Manager for Ball Baker Leake (now part of PKF), Pankaj then worked for a number of Lloyd’s insurance broking and underwriting firms during this time, including a 20 year tenure as Financial Director of Victor O. Shinnerer & Co Ltd (trading as Admiral/Encon Underwriting Agencies).

Stephen Clarke FCA

Non Executive Director

A chartered accountant, Stephen gained many years’ experience with Charterhouse Development Capital in the structuring of venture capital projects in all fields including financial services, and in guiding and monitoring their progress. He joined the Group in 1993 and has over 30 years’ experience of the financial services sector. Stephen continues to give specialist advice to B. P. Marsh on the structuring of entry and exit deals.

For further information on the wider team please click on the names below.

Sinead O’Haire LLB (Hons) ACIS

Group Company Secretary

Sinead is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and joined B.P. Marsh in 2009, becoming appointed as Group Company Secretary in June 2011. Sinead attends all Board and Committee meetings and works closely with the Chairman and the Board in matters of governance and to oversee the effective functioning and leadership of the Company, as well as ensuring compliance with the stock market regulations.  Sinead is a member of the New Business Committee and is responsible for negotiating and finalising the legal aspects of new investments and any follow-on funding, and eventually, the exit process.

Oliver Bogue BA (Hons) GradICSA

Investment Director

Oliver joined B.P. Marsh as the Assistant Company Secretary in August 2011, following two years working at a quasi-government department. Having graduated from the University of Manchester with an honours degree, he is a Graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries. As Assistant Company Secretary Oliver assisted the Group Company Secretary on a wide ranging scope of Company governance and legal matters.  In March 2016, Oliver was appointed as a Investment Director at B.P. Marsh. He is a member of the New Business Committee and also acts as the Company’s Nominee Director on the Board of Summa Insurance Brokerage.

James Smillie LLB (Hons)

Assistant Company Secretary

James joined BP Marsh in February 2016 as the Assistant Company Secretary, having previously worked in legal recruitment. He graduated from the University of Liverpool with a LLB Honours degree. As Assistant Company Secretary, James assists the Group Company Secretary on a wide ranging scope of Company governance and legal matters.

Abigail Barber BA (Hons), ACSI

Investment Associate

Abi Barber started at B.P. Marsh in December 2013, having graduated from University of Manchester with an Honours degree in Criminology. In 2014 she became Executive Assistant to the Investment Director, Daniel Topping, assisting him in his day-to-day duties both within the Company and its portfolio of investments. She is also a member of the New Business Committee and is responsible for dealing with all new business enquiries. Abi has recently completed the Lloyd’s London Market Insurance Test and has achieved Level 3 CISI Certificate in Corporate Finance. In March 2016 Abi was appointed as an Investment Associate at B.P. Marsh. 

  

Michelle Albert BSc (Hons), FCCA

Financial Controller

Michelle is a Chartered Certified Accountant and manages the Group’s day-to-day finance function, assisting the Group Director of Finance. Michelle graduated from Kingston University in 2001 with an honours degree in Geography and joined B.P. Marsh in 2007, having started her career as a trainee accountant in public practice, initially at Kingston Smith for a year, followed by five years at Blinkhorns Accountants where she qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.


Francesca Lowley

Financial Accountant

Francesca joined B.P. Marsh in January 2013 as Finance Assistant, having spent the previous 5 years working within a number of finance functions at a music royalties company. Francesca assists with the routine running of the Finance department and is currently studying to become an ACCA qualified accountant. In March 2016 Fran was appointed as Financial Accountant. 


Harriett Osmond BA (Hons)

Finance Assistant

Harriett graduated from The University of Leeds in July 2015 with an Honours degree in History. Having completed an internship at Sotheby’s, she joined B.P. Marsh in February 2016 as a Finance Assistant and helps with the routine running of the office and Finance Department.