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Alistair Hardie – Group Chief Executive

Alistair Hardie – Group Chief Executive

Work: As The Group Chief Executive, Alistair leads the vision and strategy for Jensten, and drives the business to achieve its goals. Alistair has spent 35 years in the insurance sector, with a wealth of experience in personal and commercial lines activities, from both the manufacturer and distributor perspective.

Life: Alistair is husband to Petra, and has two adult children. A passionate skier and motor racing enthusiast, Alistair has more recently taken to the open road as a road cyclist, but is equally at home in his armchair watching his favourite teams.

Ed Hannan – Chief Financial Officer

Ed Hannan – Chief Financial Officer

Work: Ed joined Jensten as Group CFO in 2018 and leads finance and M&A. A qualified Chartered Accountant he has worked in insurance for nearly 20 years in a variety of finance, strategic and corporate development roles at blue chip institutions such as PwC, EY, Bupa and RSA Insurance. Experienced in driving growth and creating value, Ed now plays a pivotal role in driving the Jensten Group’s continuing growth.

Life: Ed lives with his wife and two children. He is a keen 10k runner – though he’s not as fast as he’d like to be. He loves watching international rugby and visits Twickenham for Tests as often as possible. For the last 6 years, Ed has been a Trustee and the Honorary Treasurer for NCB, a leading national children’s charity.

Simon Taylor – Wholesale Managing Director

Lauren Barwell – Group People Director

Work: Lauren joined Jensten in 2022 as Group People Director. Lauren leads the HR team and is responsible for implementing the Jensten Group People Strategy with focus on our Employee Value Proposition, and people centric acquisition & integration. Prior to joining Jensten, Lauren held senior roles at Octopus Investments and RSA.

Life: Lauren loves being outdoors cycling, running or skiing and spending time with her family. She’s fluent in Italian having lived there for 7 years in her early career.

Simon Taylor – Wholesale Managing Director

Simon Taylor – Wholesale Managing Director

Work: Simon joined the Jensten Group in April 2019 as Wholesale Managing Director with specific responsibility for Policyfast and City Underwriters. Simon is passionate about delivering high quality solutions to brokers for their commercial and personal clients. With 30 years’ experience in the industry at insurers, MGAs and brokers, he is well-placed to understand and meet the challenge and is always keen to get feedback on how we can continue to improve our services to brokers.

Rob Organ - Retail Managing Director

Rob Organ - Retail Managing Director

Work: Rob joined Jensten with the acquisition of Tasker Insurance where he had been Group Chief Executive for 4 years. In Jensten Rob leads the broader retail business, covering the Coversure franchise and the owned retail operations - the fastest-growing part of the group having a strong focus on organic growth and acquisitions. Rob has worked in the insurance sector for the past 30 years having held senior c-suite roles at AXA and Bluefin.

Life: Rob and his wife Sue live near Winchester with their four boys. Perhaps unsurprisingly there is a real passion for sport within the household, including cricket, football, and golf. As well as watching and playing sport, Rob tries to keep fit by running.

Graeme Lalley - Chief Operating Officer

Graeme Lalley - Chief Operating Officer

Work: Graeme has 20 years of experience working in the financial services industry, focusing on technology, operational change management, and business transformation predominately in the M&A and post-merger integration space, as well as technology-led product distribution opportunities.

Graeme began his career at Hewlett Packard, then moved to AWD Chase de Vere as Head of IT. He joined Bluefin in 2012 and was Group IT and Operations Director and was subsequently appointed CIO for the combined Jelf and Bluefin business. Graeme joined Tasker Insurance Group as COO in 2018, joining at a time of focus on growth and technology transformation.

Graeme joined Jensten following the Group’s acquisition of Tasker.

Life: Graeme is married with three children, has a passion for rugby and any kind of water sports.

Rob Organ - Retail Managing Director

Steve Folkard – Group Risk and Compliance Director

Work: Steve joined Jensten Group in 2021 as Group Risk & Compliance Director. He has over 30 years’ experience with recent prior roles as a Director at PWC and BGL Group. Experienced in the design, implementation and operation of high performing risk and compliance functions, his team delivers best in class support to the Group’s retail broking operations, and our wholesale broking and underwriting businesses.

Life: A keen road cyclist and avid rugby fan. Also passionate about archaeology and architecture, with a shared love of Italy which he and Caron visit whenever they can.

Rob Organ - Retail Managing Director

Jonathan Skinner – Group Placement Director

Jonathan joined Jensten in 2021 and leads placement strategy and market management across the Group. Prior to Jensten, Jonathan was part of the leadership team of Pen Underwriting – one of the UK’s largest MGAs – where he was Capacity Director responsible for strategy and carrier management. Having started his career as a Lloyd’s underwriter, Jonathan’s experience also includes setting up and running his own MGA, and as the Head of UK Development for a global specialty insurer. Jonathan is currently a Board Director of the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA).

Jensten Group Ltd

Registered Address: Coversure House, Vantage Park, Washingley Road, Huntingdon, PE29 6SR.
Registered in England No: 08304780

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