The Team

UnderwriteMe is a joint venture between the global Reinsurer Pacific Life Re and a team of industry experts.

Martin Werth

Martin Werth

Chief Executive Officer

Martin was previously Managing Director at Ageas Protect (now AIG Life) and has won numerous awards for his work helping people sell Protection.

Under his leadership, Ageas went from a standing start to an 8% market share among IFAs, worth £30m in annual premiums.

martin.werth@underwriteme.co.uk

Rakesh Kaul

Rakesh Kaul

Director, Asia Business Development

Rakesh has worked for lots of insurers in Australia and Asia and has a wealth of experience across all aspects of new business and underwriting. He heads up UnderwriteMe’s business in Singapore and Asia.

rakesh.kaul@underwriteme.co.uk

Phil Jeynes

Phil Jeynes

Head of Sales and Marketing

Having worked at Direct Life and Pensions and subsequently PruProtect (now VitalityLife), Phil has long been at the forefront of innovation in the Protection market.

A well known face in the trade press and on the conference circuit, he has a background which encompasses both the intermediary and insurer sides of the fence.

phil.jeynes@underwriteme.co.uk

Steve Baldry

Steve Baldry

Head of Underwriting Service

Steve has a 20 year career in both insurance and reinsurance. He was involved in the design and implementation of the award winning systems and processes at Ageas Protect (now AIG Life) and latterly at Swiss Re with Magnum.

steve.baldry@underwriteme.co.uk

Satish Sood

Satish Sood

Lead Business Analyst

Satish has extensive experience in financial services, including pensions and more recently Protection. His talents include orchestrating business change and the management of operations and systems. Satish is a skilled project manager with a strong IT focus.

satish.sood@underwriteme.co.uk

Warren Copp

Warren Copp

Non-Exec Chair UnderwriteMe & ‎Chief Underwriter at Pacific Life Re

Warren has over 20 years’ experience in life insurance and reinsurance across the UK and Ireland life markets. Prior to joining Pacific Life Re, he spent almost 10 years with Swiss Re progressing to Underwriting Manager Life & Health for UK & Ireland.

Duncan Hayward, FCA

Duncan Hayward, FCA

Non-Exec Director for UnderwriteMe & CFO 
for Pacific Life Re

Responsible for Finance, IT and Administration, Duncan spent 11 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, qualifying as an ACA in 1990, where he managed insurance sector audit work and special projects out of the London office.

With Swiss Re in Zurich and London, he ran the Finance, Actuarial and Administration teams for the Asian, Central European and Latin American Life and Health businesses.

James Tait, FIA

James Tait, FIA

Non-Exec Director for UnderwriteMe & Head of Protection, Europe Pacific Life Re

James has over 10 years’ experience in the UK and Ireland protection market and joined Pacific Life Re from Ageas Protect, where he helped the company grow from launch to be a significant player in the protection market. James was initially responsible for product development, pricing and project management before becoming Head of Pricing & Reinsurance. Through this and previous roles at Munich Re and Legal & General, James has developed an in-depth understanding of the practical challenges facing clients and the best ways in which a reinsurer can provide help, support and innovation.