DIRECTOR PROFILES

Mark Harison - Managing Director

The Business Insight team is led by Mark Harrison, a postgraduate mathematician with over 20 years experience and a successful track record in bringing new analytical technologies, solutions and services to the Insurance market. A number of products that Mark has brought to market have become market leaders and have been recognised with industry awards for innovation. Prior to joining Business Insight Mark held a number of senior leadership roles including Managing Director of ISL and a Director of Experian Insurance Services.

Mark Harison

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John Bunch – Commercial Director

John has over 30 years experience in the software/IT sector across a wide range of software packages and roles. He was previously an IT Director in the Experian Insurance Services Division and before that the IT Director of ISL. He has a rich and wide experience of working in the insurance industry over many years and has been involved in a number of key and significant software development projects. For example, he was the principal architect behind a bespoke quote system developed for a large bank in 1995 that has only recently been replaced. John also has unrivalled experience in developing and pioneering premium comparison software in the UK Insurance Industry.

John Bunch

John has a thorough knowledge of personal lines insurance and has been instrumental in helping Business Insight raise the bar in market analysis software with the launch of Premium Insight in early 2009.

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Tony McCallum - Chairman / Non Executive Director

Tony is the Chairman and a Non Executive Director of Business Insight. He has over 35 years experience in the Insurance Industry and many years in senior leadership roles with major companies in the Reinsurance and Insurance markets. Tony has significant board level experience and was previously Chairman of Guy Carpenter UK and part of the Marsh McLennan senior leadership team.

Tony McCallum

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Mike Prentice - Non Executive Director

Mike has a wealth of experience spanning over 40 years in the information services and insurance industries. During this time he held a number of board level positions and led a number of successful businesses. In terms of his contribution to the Insurance Industry Mike was responsible for establishing the ChoicePoint Insurance Services Business in the UK which launched the Claims Underwriting Exchange (CUE) Service back in 1994.

Mike Prentice

Following the aquisition of Choicepoint Insurance services by Experian, Mike became Managing Director of the combined businesses until 2006. During that time Mike also led the development and successful launch of the Motor Insurance Database (MID) service.

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Simon Ashton – IT Director

Simon is the IT Director at Business Insight and was previously Systems Manager for Experian Insurance Services. Whilst obtaining his postgraduate computing qualifications he worked in various systems development roles across a number of different industry sectors. He has worked in the insurance industry for over 12 years and pioneered a number of ground-breaking software tools, one of which won an industry award for innovation in 2005.

Simon Ashton

Simon has overall responsibility for software development at Business Insight as well as leading the development of innovative new products for the internet. He is also a chartered member of the British Computer Society and a member of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers.

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Andrew Reynolds – Analytics Director

Andrew started his career in academia at the University of Southampton following the successful completion of his postgraduate degree in Mathematics. He then found his skills were in high demand in the Financial Services Industry and has 20 years of experience on both the client side with LV=, Legal & General and Benfield, and as a consultant through spells with Equifax and CACI. He has expertise in statistical and operational research modelling that spans risk pricing and reserving, to credit scoring and customer analytics.

Andrew Reynolds

Andrew’s role at Business Insight is to take the lead in bringing cutting edge mathematical modelling and rich data resources together with a deep understanding of insurer requirements, to deliver perils models that give significant uplift over anything currently available in the market.

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