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The Channel Board

The Channel executive team is directly involved in the operations of the business as well as overseeing the managing agency and the syndicate strategy, and has been with the business since its inception.

The Board structure has been specifically designed to leverage the experience and capabilities of the SCOR Group and the Non-Executive Directors each bring specific, in-depth areas of expertise to the Board.

David Reed

Chief Executive Officer

David is the Chief Executive Officer of The Channel Managing Agency. His career, which began in 1977, has been spent entirely in the Lloyd's market. In 1982, he was appointed Deputy Underwriter for a Lloyd's Non Marine Syndicate. He then held a range of senior management roles in Lloyd's managing agencies including COO and CEO at St Paul at Lloyd's.

In 2003, David joined Bowood Holdings Ltd, a boutique Lloyd's broker, as CEO and then became COO of the RK Harrison Group upon Bowood's acquisition by RKH. In 2011, he became Managing Director of Omega Underwriting Agents Ltd, the managing agency for Lloyd's Syndicate 958, until its acquisition by Canopius. David is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Tom Corfield

Active Underwriter

Tom is The Channel Managing Agency’s Active Underwriter. Beginning his career at Sedgwick in 1981 he moved to underwriting in 1987. At Liberty Syndicates he was the Active Underwriter of syndicate 190 from 1998-2004 and subsequently of syndicate 4472 from 2004-2009, before becoming Director of Underwriting.

In Lloyd’s, Tom was the Chairman of the LMA Non Marine Committee from 2004-2009 and a Board member of the LMA from 2005-2009. He was a member of the Council of Lloyd’s in 2006.

Paul Chubb

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Chubb is the Chief Financial Officer of The Channel Managing Agency. Paul began his career training with Ernst & Young where he worked for 11 years including secondments to the Insurance technical department and Melbourne office. In 1993, Paul moved to become Syndicate Controller for the Marlborough Underwriting Agency, and then Financial Director in 2001 for Flagstone Syndicate Management (formerly Marlborough Underwriting Agency).

During this period he was a Non Executive Director of CV Starr and a Director of Tonicstar (Berkshire-Hathaway Lloyd’s Corporate Member). In 2012, Paul acted as Project Consultant for Canopius on its acquisition of Omega before joining The Channel Managing Agency.

Vinay Mistry

Chief Risk Officer

Vinay is the Chief Risk Officer for the Channel Managing Agency. Vinay began his career in investment banking before moving into reinsurance with the Aviva group in 2003. He then moved to the Corporation of Lloyd’s in 2006, holding a number of senior roles in the exposure management, reinsurance, and investor relations teams.

In 2011 Vinay moved to AEGIS Managing Agency, holding Head of roles in capital management, risk, and in operations. He joined TCMA in October 2015.

Brian Hilton

Independent Non-Executive Director (Chairman)

Terry Hayday

Independent Non-Executive Director

David Hindley

Independent Non-Executive Director

Victor Peignet

Non-Executive Director
CEO - SCOR Global P&C

Benjamin Gentsch

Non-Executive Director
Deputy-CEO - SCOR Global P&C