THE UTMOST GROUP OF COMPANIES IS MANAGED BY A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.

 
Biography

Paul Thompson

Group CEO

Paul is Group CEO and co-founded the Group in 2013.

  • Initial career as an investment banker specialising in financial institutions.
  • Joined Britannic Group in 2002 as Group FD and appointed Group CEO in 2003. Led the restructuring of the Group and its repositioning as a life assurance consolidator.
  • Merged with Resolution I in 2005, becoming Group CEO of the merged group. The resultant entity was subsequently sold to Pearl Group (now Phoenix) in 2008.
  • Head of Pamplona financial services practice, leading investments in Chaucer (UK listed Lloyds underwriter) and Oakwood (UK specialist mortgage servicer) between 2008 and 2012.
  • Co-founded LCCG in 2013.
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Biography

Ian Maidens

Group CFO

Ian is Group CFO and co-founded the Group in 2013.

  • Started his career in life assurance and subsequently moved to actuarial consultancy.
  • Worked with Resolution I from its inception in early 2003.
  • Following the merger with Britannic Group, Ian was a director of the resulting Resolution plc and Group Chief Actuary and Head of Corporate Development.
  • Became a founding partner of Resolution II in 2008, and led the activity to create what became Friends Life Group.
  • Left Resolution II to co-found LCCG when arrangements between the Resolution group and the listed company ended in 2013.
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Biography

Anne Marie Shepherd

Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs

Anne Marie leads strategy and corporate affairs for the Group, working closely with the founders of the business.

  • Worked in Goldman Sachs advising insurance companies on Strategy, ALM and Capital Management.
  • Joined Deutsche Bank’s asset management division, DWS, in their Insurance Asset Management team working with leading insurance groups.
  • Qualified as an actuary.
  • MA in Mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge University.
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Biography

Phil Cullis

Head of Group Tax

Phil is Head of Group Tax, reporting to the Group CFO.

  • Trained with KPMG, qualifying as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2001.
  • Subsequently worked for a number of life assurance groups, including Scottish Widows, Swiss Re, the Phoenix Group and Guardian Financial Services.
  • He has worked on a large number of M&A transactions, including the acquisition by Swiss Re of Barclays Life, the acquisition by Guardian of Ark Life and the sale of Guardian to Swiss Re.
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Biography

Nick Stringer

Head of Group Finance

Nick is Head of Group Finance, reporting to the Group CFO.

  • Nick joined in September 2017 and heads up the Group Finance team, reporting directly to the Group CFO.
  • Trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young LLP, providing audit and assurance services across a range of financial services clients.
  • Specialising in the insurance sector, Nick has previously worked in listed insurers across GI, Life and Lloyds of London markets.
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