Group Directors

Nick Steer

Nick Steer

Chief Executive Officer

Nick is a founding director and shareholder of Compre and has been with Compre since 1986.  He is a Chartered Accountant and has over 30 years of experience of the insurance and reinsurance business.  He is charged with leading the business strategically and driving Compre’s growth agenda.

Tel: +44 20 3551 6513

Email: nick.steer@compre-group.com

Will Bridger

Will Bridger

Managing Director - Acquisitions

Will is responsible for managing the business origination and acquisition strategy and process to achieve growth.  He is a former partner of EY having led its Transaction Advisory Services practice for the Insurance Sector for 4 years until 2009.  Will is a corporate financier by background with extensive experience of the European insurance sector, including advising clients in the insurance run-off sector.  Will was appointed a director of Compre and became a shareholder in January 2011.

Tel: +44 20 3551 6550

Email: will.bridger@compre-group.com

Rhydian Williams

Rhydian Williams

Managing Director - Operations

Rhydian is responsible for driving operational efficiencies and maximising value from insurance liabilities.  He is an experienced senior insurance and reinsurance professional and qualified accountant with over 25 years’ experience in the run-off sector.  Rhydian was previously Head of the Pools, Security and Insolvency Department at Equitas/Resolute.  He also served as a Director of the Association of Run-off Companies (ARC) which subsequently became the Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association (IRLA).  Rhydian was appointed a director of Compre and became a shareholder in January 2011.

Tel: +44 20 3551 6510

Email: rhydian.williams@compre-group.com

Dr Hubertus Labes

Dr Hubertus Labes

Managing Director - Germany & Austria

Hubertus’ primary focus is sourcing and developing acquisitions in Germany and Austria.  He is a lawyer by profession and is also the CEO of HIR in Germany.  Hubertus has over 20 years’ experience of the European reinsurance sector and has strong relationships in Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland.  Hubertus was appointed a director of Compre in December 2014 and became a shareholder in September 2015.

Tel: +49 40 593 5562 10

Email: hubertus.labes@compre-group.com

Paul Matson

Paul Matson

Chief Financial Officer

Paul is responsible for all finance and compliance activities in Compre and is heavily involved in the assessment of acquisitions.  He is a Chartered Accountant and has significant experience in growing private equity backed businesses.  Paul was previously CFO at Giles Insurance Brokers and oversaw 26 broker business acquisitions and the sale to AJ Gallagher at the end of 2013.  Paul was appointed a director of Compre and became a shareholder in October 2015.

Tel: +44 20 3551 6515

Email: paul.matson@compre-group.com

Mark Lawson

Mark Lawson

Group Actuarial Director

Mark is responsible for all actuarial activities in Compre including reviews of claims reserves, regulatory capital calculations and assessment of new acquisitions.  He is a former Associate Director in the Actuarial Services practice of PwC.  Mark has over 15 years’ experience of working in the global (re)insurance legacy sector, covering reserving, M&A, commutations, asset strategy and capital optimisation.  Mark was appointed a director of Compre and became a shareholder in February 2016.

Tel: +44 20 3551 6557

Email: mark.lawson@compre-group.com

Regional Directors

Kari Mäki

Managing Director – The Nordics

Kari is Managing Director of the Finnish Bothnia International Insurance Company Ltd and Director of Stockholm Reinsurance Company Ltd. Since 1981 Kari has been involved in international insurance and reinsurance business.  For over 20 years he has been working in the legacy run-off market, especially in the Nordic countries where he is among the pioneers of developing and implementing proactive run-off operations.  He has actively worked with all aspects from strategy setting to carrying out large value complicated settlement and commutation negotiations.

Tel: +358 9 7599 5050

Email: kari.maki@compre-group.com

Joseph Pallaro

Managing Director - Switzerland

Joseph is the Managing Director of our Swiss risk carrier, Aurora Versicherungs AG. In addition to his responsibilities towards the risk carrier, his focus is business origination in Switzerland and Italy. With over 25 years’ experience, Joseph is an experienced insurance/reinsurance professional. He was previously Underwriter for south Europe and subsequently Technical Manager and Chief Operating Officer of New Re, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich Re. Joseph is fluent in English, German, French and Italian. He joined Compre in 2014.

Tel: +41 79 106 75 76

Email: joseph.pallaro@compre-group.com

Thomas Freudenstein

Member of the Board of Hamburger Internationale Rückversicherung AG

Thomas, a lawyer by profession, has joined the Compre Group in 2016 as a board member of Hamburger Internationale Rückversicherung AG. He has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. He was actively involved in managing one of the largest run-offs ever at Globale Rückversicherungs-AG, where he has held various management positions, including Chief Operating Officer of its New York affiliate.

Tel: +49 40 593 5562 17

Email: thomas.freudenstein@compre-group.com

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