Leadership Team

Matrix are a team of leaders, we are outcome led blending insurance and capital markets solutions to enable the efficient deployment of global capital.

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Scott Ingham

Chief Executive Officer

Contact Scott:
E singham@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916
M +44 (0)7776 252930

Scott founded Matrix 22 years ago in London. Since then, Matrix has evolved into a group of companies that includes UK and US insurance broking houses and an A-rated Bermudan insurance company. The London business has grown to become the city’s most recognized provider of structured insurance solutions.

Rather than simply responding to market trends, Scott identified that introducing specialist insurance products and combining them with “insurance wrappers” could have a far greater impact in enabling large-scale projects and unlocking investment capital. In Scott’s own words, this approach enables “the flow of global capital.”

Matrix has been delivering effective structured financial solutions for clients and strategic partners, including institutional investors, private equity funds, banks, and even governments. Recently, Matrix has expanded into new markets and ecosystems where environmental and social impact is as important as commercial return.

Having worked with virtually every sector of the economy means Scott is singularly well equipped to drive global opportunities and to demonstrate to Matrix clients how the combination of financing, with alternative risk transfer solutions, can help Matrix clients to achieve optimum outcomes.

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Alan Pottinger FCG

Chief Operating Officer

Contact Alan:
E apottinger@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916
M +44 (0)7765 433592

Alan has worked with Matrix since the Company was first established; initially in a consulting capacity and, latterly as Chief Operating Officer.

With extensive Executive experience gained in both the private and public sectors, most notably as Company Secretary & Head of Legal for a FTSE 250, multi billion company, for more than 20 years.

Alan is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute.

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Cliff Powell FCA MAAT

Chief Financial Officer

Contact Cliff:
E cpowell@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916
M +44 (0)7393 741133

Cliff worked in a Chartered Accountants practice for 10 years before moving into commerce 25 years ago. He progressed from Financial Controller to Finance Director and finally Managing Director across a number of businesses.

Cliff has vast experience of managing rapid growth companies.

Cliff is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Alison J Roome

Managing Director – M&A

Contact Alison:
E aroome@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916
M +44 (0)7506 247629

Alison is leads and is responsible for the our M&A insurance due diligence team and all M&A transaction related activity.

A highly qualified insurance professional with more than 20 years experience, Alison is a specialist in strategic project management and programme analysis.

Alison joined Matrix from a global insurance broker where she led the delivery of responses to key client tenders and RFP’s for businesses with global operations.

Alison has a very strong, in-depth knowledge across all classes of insurance business including property, casualty, financial and specialist lines.

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Robin Hobbs

Project Director – Corporate Insurance

Contact Robin:
E rhobbs@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916
M +44 (0)7768 167156

Robin heads up our corporate project team. He has been responsible for delivering hundreds of successful insurance projects for companies.

He is an insurance and risk management specialist with experience gained in more than 30 years working on insurance projects for some of the world’s largest insurance brokers where he designed, co-ordinated and managed programmes for clients such as DHL, Reuters, SmithKline Beecham and DeLa Rue.

His knowledge of all aspects of the insurance markets, broking process and risk financing, servicing and management processes helps our corporate clients to achieve the optimum mix of cover, service and premium.

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Daniel Lavoie

EVP & General Counsel – Matrix Global USA LLC

Contact Daniel:
E dlavoie@matrixglobalusa.com
T +1 (212) 521-4292

Daniel is responsible for the day-to-day management of our USA team including operations, legal, compliance, due diligence, insurance consulting and brokerage.

A seasoned insurance industry executive and practicing attorney with over 30 years-experience, Daniel is also a licensed insurance broker and an expert in environmental law and environmental insurance.

Daniel has held executive-level positions at major insurance and financial services companies and his diverse law practice has included insurance coverage and licensing, corporate, finance and litigation matters at a number of prominent firms in New York City.

He is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts as well as various U.S. District Courts. Daniel’s diverse experience provides Matrix USA the solid foundation of a senior executive the firm needs to ensure success.

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Paul Kneuer

Chief Underwriting Officer

Contact Paul:
E pkneuer@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916
M +1 973 419 3781

An actuary by background, Paul brings 40 years’ experience to Matrix as an underwriter, broker, actuary and corporate director, having most recently served as Chief Underwriting Officer of Everest Re’s structured reinsurance program in London.

Before that Paul spent time as head of reinsurance strategy and analytics at Holborn Corporation in New York.

Paul is an experienced senior-level manager in the insurance industry holding profit and loss responsibility for activities including managing capital, risk and due diligence.

Paul has served as a Director of regulated insurance entities, including those domiciled in Bermuda, and has been active in both the London and New York markets. He also has experience raising capital for Insurers and related businesses.

Paul received his Bachelor of Science from Notre Dame’s Honors Program in Mathematics. He received his MBA (with honors) from Columbia University.

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Brendan Quinlan

Head of Technology Performance Insurance

Contact Brendan:
T +44 (0)203 457 0916

Recognized as a ‘2021 At Large Power Broker’, Brendan has targeted expertise working with clients in the technology industry, and has developed a variety of insurance quantification models and risk transfer products.

An area of expertise for Brendan is Green Tech – Solar, Wind, Biofuels, and Fuel Cells, which Brendan has developed a variety of new insurance quantification models and risk transfer products for this emerging industry. These include:

– Extended Warranty Coverage (up to 25 years)
– Project specific power output warranty coverage
– EPC output warranty coverage
– Tax Equity Coverage
– Loss of Use Coverage due to Weather.

Brendan is an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and has over 25 years senior insurance industry experience, having served previously at AJ Gallagher as SVP and Alliant as a Senior Managing Director.

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Nicholas Hester

Head of Residual Value

Contact Nicholas:
E nhester@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916
M +44 (0)750 497 7044

Nicholas (Nick) is a highly regarded member of the London Insurance Community having worked in and around Lloyds of London for 30+ years as both Broker and Underwriter in various classes of insurance. During that time has successfully underwritten many transactions in various asset fields including Aviation, Marine, Real Estate, Equipment and other Transportation. Nick is one of a handful of recognised RVI Underwriters in the world.

Nick began his Underwriting career in 2005 with QBE and since then he has also worked for Barents Re and QIC Global.

Prior to starting Underwriting Nick worked in the Lloyds broking market for Companies such as Sedgwick (Marsh), Leslie and Godwin and Heath Lambert.

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Lloyd Cross

Senior Underwriter

Contact Lloyd:
E lcross@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916
M +44 (0)759 535 5420

Lloyd’s Reinsurance career started at QBE Re in 2001 as an Underwriting Assistant within the Credit and Surety division. Whilst progressing through various class assets during his 11 year tenor becoming a fully-fledged Underwriter of the International Casualty portfolio.

Lloyd was then hired by Markel International as Senior Underwriter to deputise the running of the UK motor portfolio in London. With the acquisition of Alterra Syndicate, Lloyd further established broker and client relationships Internationally.

For the last 10 years Lloyd has been providing Structured and Excess of Loss Reinsurance solutions having held Senior Underwriting positions at Markel International and Qatar Re.

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Ben Cotton

Head of Capital Markets

Contact Ben:
E bcotton@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916

Ben is Head of Capital Markets for Matrix. His role is to support Matrix in sourcing efficient financing tools that allow us to deliver best quality service to our clients.

He was the founding partner at Earth Capital Partners LLP and the SET3 global group of investment managers. ECP was a pioneer, incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts into all investment evaluation, portfolio management and reporting processes with for-profit asset management.

Ben started work in the 1980s on equity derivatives at several banks and has spent decades building relationships throughout the financial services ecosystem. He has raised several billion dollars of investments into projects, products and funds and creates specialised, bespoke solutions for specific client needs. He has advised governments, supranationals, NGOs, funds, corporates and others on the creation and use of instruments for environmental and other finance.

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Alan Thompson

Government Affairs & International Strategic Development

Contact Alan:
athompson@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916

Alan Thompson is head of Government Affairs and International Strategic Business Development supporting Matrix in achieving its vision championing a new wave of economic development through deployment of ESGRC metrics, unlocking greater potential and delivering outstanding results for the triple bottom line: People Planet Prosperity.

Alan is responsible for managing and engaging with all key stakeholders across industry and Government. This includes Supranational development banks and structures, Governments, institutional investors, and large financial groups.

With a background in international trade and development combined with Space industry experience gives a new perspective to sustainable development and the realisation of multilateral infrastructure projects and challenges.

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Douglas Sneddon

Head of Family Office & Private Clients

Contact Doug:
dsneddon@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916

Douglas is a highly successful and versatile risk management and investment specialist with a proven record advising high profile clients and delivering bespoke solutions and advice to blue-chip global companies, HNWIs, Executives and high profile families.

Client focused, proactive and solutions oriented, Douglas portrays outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to forge client relations at all levels and motivate multi-national teams and stakeholders to consistently achieve and regularly surpass demanding performance, quality and goals.

Doug is a flexible, decisive, and technically astute leader who prioritises objectives and delivers complex programmes to remit, quality, budget, and deadline.

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Simon Gibb

Head of Systems & Security

Contact Simon:
E sgibb@matrixglobal.co.uk
T +44 (0)203 457 0916
M +44 (0)7775 677 519

Simons knowledge and experience has been gained at management level in a number of macro-economically vital sectors in a management career spanning 20 years.

Simons sector specific experience includes International Security Solutions, Energy sector, Mergers & Acquisitions, and most latterly, Insurance and Finance.

This well rounded management experience enables Simon to facilitate as an effective conduit across all specialist areas of service delivery.