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Andrew Wallas - Non Executive Chairman
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7265 5600

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Andrew has previously been Chief Executive of Nelson Hurst and Marsh Ltd, CEO and Chairman of Andrew Wallas and Marsh Ltd and Glencairn Ltd as well as Non-Executive chairman of Martello underwriting Ltd, backed by Penta Capital, which was sold to RSA Plc. 

Robert Cottingham - Chief Executive
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7265 5653
email: robert.cottingham@cbcinsurance.co.uk

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Rob was appointed to the CBC Board in 2011 and became Chief Executive in November 2015. He has been in the insurance industry since 1985 and before joining CBC in 2006, was a Senior Partner at Glencairn Limited, with overall responsibility for the company’s Professional Risks Division. Prior to this he was a board Director of Andrew Wallas & Marsh Limited, a specialist Lloyd’s Broker. 

Tallis Kemp - Operations Director
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7265 5615
email: tallis.kemp@cbcinsurance.co.uk

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On attaining a Law Degree, Tallis joined the Insurance Industry in 2000. After 12 months he moved to a broking firm as an Account Executive with responsibility for the development of new business. Tallis joined HSBC Insurance Brokers in January 2003 as a new business project manager. Becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 2006, the project management role has allowed him to combine new business development with his technical expertise and he has remained in this environment ever since. Formerly a Director of Bartlett & Company, Tallis joined CBC in 2012, following a longstanding relationship dating back to 2001.

In his spare time Tallis enjoys working on old cars, driving them to obscure locations (he completed the Plymouth – Dakar rally in 2005), messing around on water, and attempting to hit clay pigeons. 

Suneeta Padda - Non Executive Director

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Suneeta joined the CBC Board in February 2016, Suneeta Padda, the founding Director of Padda Consulting has a broad range of experience working with the FCA/PRA/Lloyd's, Managing General Agents, Mutuals, insurance intermediaries and insurers.

Suneeta's extensive experience in assisting firms meet their regulatory requirements is grounded in her time at the Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority) Her experience is borne out roles within the FCA covering Supervision, Risk and Regulatory strategic planning. Additionally Suneeta has been engaged in providing risk and operational support to a number of FCA-wide projects.

Suneeta's experience has included roles as Head of Regulatory Compliance for EMEA/LatAm at XL Catlin; Head of Group Compliance and Risk at Howden Broking Group; Head of Compliance for Amlin UK; and various lead Compliance roles at Ernst and Young, HSBC Insurance Brokers, Willis and Marsh both in the UK and Internationally.

Suneeta is a member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers (WCI), Suneeta also devotes time to the Independent Women in Insurance Network (iWin), the women’s forum established under the auspices of the WCI.

Dan Topping - Non Executive Director

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Dan joined the CBC Board in February 2017 following B. P. Marsh & Partners Plc’s investment in the Group. He has been an active investment professional in the private equity industry since 2007, and joined the Board of B. P. Marsh in 2011.

He is a member of BP Marsh’s Executive and Investment Committee, specialising in the London and International Insurance Markets. He currently serves on the boards of Asia Reinsurance Brokers (Singapore), Bastion Reinsurance Brokers (South Africa), Bulwark Investment Holdings (South Africa), Plum Underwriting (South Africa), Fiducia Underwriting (UK), Nexus Underwriting Group (UK), Sterling Underwriting Group (Australia), MB Underwriting Group (Australia).

Dan graduated from the University of Durham in 2005 and is a member of the CISI and the ICSA.