Our leadership


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Bernard Mageean, CEO

Bernard's background in underwriting and product development is extensive, yet across his career he has worked in a diverse range of roles from SME to major corporations, company to Lloyd's, UK to multinational and broker to MGA. These include RSA, Ink Underwriting and Prosight.

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Stuart Webb, Managing Director

Stuart is a Chartered Insurer with extensive underwriting operations and leadership experience and a strong technical background. His career has included extended periods with well-known names including NIG and Independent Insurance Company. Stuart joined from Pen Underwriting and was pivotal in establishing Q Underwriting in 2018.

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Matthew Schofield, Chief Underwriting Officer

Matthew leads Q Underwriting’s Managing General Underwriter (MGU) and is Chief Underwriting Officer. He is responsible for binding authorities in Q Underwriting and across PIB Group and is focused on delivering profitable arrangements with capacity providers. Matt joined Q Underwriting from UK General where he was Chief Commercial Officer, having previously held senior technical appointments across private clients, construction, and other business during a thirty-year career with Zurich.

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Nenesko Williams, Finance Director

Nes is an experienced FD, with a demonstrated history in the insurance industry. Nes is responsible for steering the division from a financial perspective with a focus on improving processes, driving growth, and hitting budget. Nes is also Finance Director for PIB Group’s Schemes and Affinity division.

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Paul Gerada, Strategy and Operations Director

With 20+ years in various senior roles across the insurance industry, including at Bluefin/Jelf, Paul has previously run commercial and personal lines broking businesses, change and integration teams and M&A functions. Paul joined PIB Group in the early stages of their formation, and has held influential positions across the Group before joining Q Underwriting 2019.

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Duncan Scott, Head of Underwriting Operations, Property

Coming from an Underwriting background, Duncan is a veteran of the MGA sector and has extensive knowledge of the sector having been responsible for managing and developing both start-ups and large corporate models. He has experience of working with capacity delivered by composite, Lloyd’s, and alternative risk solution markets.

Paul Humphries, Head of Underwriting Operations, Motor

Paul heads our Motor division; he previously worked with TFP Schemes since the company was launched in 1998 and before this, held roles at a number of brokers in South Wales. Paul has extensive experience across several functions in the business and is a familiar face to many of our broker partners. With 30+ years’ spent in the commercial motor market, Paul’s knowledge in this sector is invaluable.

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Stuart Morris, Head of Underwriting Operations, Casualty

Stuart has held leadership roles in Sales, Operations & Risk and Compliance functions in both the commercial broking and Financial Services sector. He is focused on delivering the ambitious growth plans for Q Underwriting’s liability and construction proposition working closely with colleagues on product development, broker relationships and service delivery.

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Christian Burton, Head of Sales and Distribution

Christian has extensive sales and development experience across many different areas of the Insurance industry. Starting his career at Axa Direct before spending 9 years working for an established broker. In recent years Christian has worked for MGAs ensuring strong relationships are built and maintained with Broker partners. With Q Underwriting Christian is focused on managing and developing key broker partners through the Key Account and Broker Development teams.

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Mike Hudson, Head of Development

Mike is responsible for marketing, product and proposition development, digital platforms, and agency. His background is in marketing, with experience both agency and brand-side across a range of industries including L&D, tech, and financial services. Having been involved from the conception of Q Underwriting in 2018, Mike’s focus is on helping the business achieve its ambitious growth targets.

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