NAHL Group plc

Board of Directors

Russell Atkinson
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Russell Atkinson

Chief Executive Officer - NAHL Group plc

Russell Atkinson became Chief Executive Officer of the Group, following Admission in 2014. He joined the Company in 2012 as Managing Director of NAH and had a pivotal role in implementing its strategy post-LASPO.

His responsibilities include developing and implementing the Group-wide strategy and ensuring delivery of budgeted financial performance, promoting the Group’s values and supporting divisional strategies.

Prior to joining the Group, Russell held Managing Director roles at international firms including UK Managing Director of Lebara Mobile Limited, Managing Director of Blackhawk Network (UK) Limited, a division of Safeway Inc. and Director of E-Payments at Travelex UK Limited.

Russell holds a Bachelor of Arts from Leicester Polytechnic and a diploma in marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing and is a fellow of the Institute of Directors.

    Steve Dolton
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    Steve Dolton

    Chief Financial Officer - NAHL Group plc

    Steve Dolton is currently Chief Financial Officer of the Group having joined in 2012.

    His responsibilities include overall management of the finance function within the Group and liaising with the Group’s investors and the banks.

    Steve is currently a Non-Executive Director of Oxford United Football Club and has over 20 years’ senior finance experience. Prior to joining the Group, he was Chief Financial Officer of several companies including NSL Services Group, Azzurri Communications Limited, Safety- Kleen Group European operations and Walker Dickson Group Limited. Prior to that, Steve worked in various financial roles with Peek Plc, including a two-year period in Asia as Regional Controller.

    He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been a member of the ICAEW since 1989, having qualified with Grant Thornton LLP. He is a fellow of the Institute of Directors in the UK, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Huddersfield Polytechnic.

      Steve Halbert
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      Steve Halbert, BA, FCA

      Non-Executive Director and Chairman - NAHL Group plc

      Steve Halbert is Non-executive Chairman of the Group, which he joined in 2010. He has over 25 years’ Board experience. Steve is also Chair of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee.

      As Chairman, Steve is responsible for the proper operation of the Board and its committees, compliance with the Company's code of corporate governance and, working closely with the CEO, for ensuring the business regularly reviews its strategic plans.

      Steve is Currently Chairman of Alcumus Holdings Limited, Ocee International Limited and Safestyle UK PLC, an AIM quoted company. Steve has held various previous board positions, including Chairman at United House, Chairman at GVA and a member of the board of KPMG LLP.

        Tim Aspinall
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        Tim Aspinall

        Non-executive Director – NAHL Group plc

        Tim Aspinall became Non-executive Director in June 2016 and sits on the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination committees.

        Tim is the CEO of Aspinall Consultants Limited (founded in January 2015), a management consultancy business advising law firms, investors and new entrants on strategy, mergers, business development, and performance improvement.

        Tim is also a Non-executive Director of Premier Medical Holdings Limited which acquired a majority shareholding in Capita Medical Limited from Capita plc (who retain a minority interest). The business is one of the UK’s leading provider of medical reports.

        His senior leadership career in the legal sector includes Managing Partner of DMH Stallard LLP where he led its transformation into one of the UK’s most respected mid-market law firms.

        Tim is passionate about the arts and is a Non-executive Director at Brighton Dome & Festival and a Trustee of the Royal Pavilion Foundation.

          Gillian Kent
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          Gillian Kent

          Non-Executive Director - NAHL Group plc

          Gillian Kent became Non-Executive Director in November 2014 and is Chair of the Group’s Remuneration Committee. Gillian is also an independent Non-Executive Director at Pendragon plc, Ascential plc and Coull Ltd and Chairman at No Agent Technologies Ltd.

          Her executive career in the digital and online sectors includes senior roles at Microsoft where she was Managing Director of its largest online business in the UK as Managing Director of MSN UK. Gillian has also served as Chief Executive Officer and Digital Consultant at GK Associates, Chief Executive Officer at Propertyfinder.com, and Director of Strategy and Business Development at Microsoft (MSN).

            Simon Trott
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            Simon Trott

            Managing Director - NAH

            Appointed in December 2015 as Managing Director responsible for NAH executive leadership and business operations. Previously Simon spent 20 years within the General Insurance Industry in a number of senior executive positions. Most recently at RKH Insurance Group and prior to that 11 years in senior management roles at Towergate Partnership Group, culminating in CEO of Towergate Direct Division.

              Chris Higham
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              Chris Higham

              Business Development Director - NAH

              Appointed as Business Development Director at National Accident Helpline in January 2016, Chris is responsible for leading key growth initiatives and business development projects for the division and advising Senior Leadership on development opportunities. Prior to this, Chris held the position of Finance Director for, having joined the company in 2006. Chris previously worked at Thomson Scientific, part of Thomson Reuters. Chris is a Fellow of the ACCA.

                Helen Jackson B.Sc. (Hons), MBA
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                Helen Jackson B.Sc. (Hons), MBA

                Managing Director (Bush & Company)

                Appointed as Managing Director at Bush & Company in July 2016 having spent four years at the Group as Group HR Director, sitting on the Operating Board.
                Responsible for overall strategy and leadership within the division as well as business development, quality and clinical independence.
                Previously, Helen held HR leadership roles at Everest, BUPA and Tesco. Helen holds a BSc (Hons) and an MBA.

                  Jonathan White
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                  Jonathan White

                  Legal Director - NAH

                  Joined in 2010 as head of legal, appointed to the operating board in 2014.  Responsible for legal and compliance. Previously an Associate at Harvey Ingram LLP and member of the Law Society personal injury panel. Jonathan holds a BA (Hons).

                    Richard Rickwood
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                    Richard Rickwood

                    Managing Director - Fitzalan Partners

                    Joined the Group in 2011 as Group Operations Director. Following a restructure in 2013, took on the role of Managing Director for PPI Claimline which was successfully sold in December 2014. Richard is now Managing Director of Fitzalan Partners. Previously worked at BGL Group, Travelex, Thomas Cook and AMP Pearl. Richard holds an MBA.

                      Marcus Lamont
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                      Marcus Lamont

                      Group HR Director

                      Appointed as Group HR Director at NAHL Group plc in July 2016, Marcus joined from Everest where he was HR Director, taking the lead on talent management, leadership development, employee engagement and change management. Prior to that, Marcus held senior positions at UPS Plc, across the globe. Marcus is responsible for embedding our culture and values and continuing to support all divisions under the Group, as well as leadership development and talent management.

                        Tom Fitzgerald
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                        Tom Fitzgerald

                        Finance Director - NAH

                        Appointed as Finance Director in February 2016, Tom is responsible for leading the division’s Finance team and contributes to the broader commercial and strategic agenda. Tom joined the group in 2012 as Group accountant for NAHL Group plc and Financial Controller of NAH from July 2014.
                        Prior to joining, Tom held senior finance positions at Infinis and The Warwick Partnership Ltd after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton LLP.

                          Adam Nabozny
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                          Adam Nabozny

                          Partnerships Director - NAH

                          Appointed as Partnerships Director in July 2016, Adam is responsible for leading the division’s Partnerships team and the strategic relationships held with Panel Law Firms. Adam's area of focus centres on ensuring these partnerships are a success and generate value for both NAH and our customers. Prior to joining the Group, Adam held an Associate Director position at Minster Law (part of BGL) and was previously a Partner at Morrish Solicitors. Adam is a qualified solicitor and chartered manager with significant experience in strategic and operational leadership and business transformation. Adam has over 16 years of experience in the legal sector.

                            Anthony McGuinness
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                            Anthony McGuinness

                            Group Head of IT - NAH

                            Appointed as Group Head of IT at NAHL Group plc July 2016, Anthony is responsible for supporting the IT programmes of all three divisions within the Group, including MI requirements as well as automation and digitisation projects. Prior to taking up this Group role, Anthony was Programme Manager for Fitzalan Partners, the Group’s conveyancing division where he led an number of systems and infrastructure projects to support the growth of the division. Prior to this Anthony was Head of IT and Commercial Delivery at Coral Insurance Services Ltd and Programme Manager at BGL Ltd.

                              Debbie Britton
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                              Debbie Britton

                              Marketing Director - NAH

                              Joined NAH in January 2017 as Marketing Director, responsible for leading and developing marketing strategy, advertising, brand and digital. Prior to NAH, Debbie was Marketing Director for the Open University, npower and AXA, leading the marketing, digital, research, data analytics, and PR functions. At these organisations, she also led major brand and customer experience transformation programmes. She has previously held senior marketing and communications positions in consumer financial services organisations and was company Director of a London direct marketing agency with clients including Sky, Barclays and British Airways. Debbie holds a BA (Hons).