Europe – Consulting

Managing Director, SRS Europe

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Current Responsibility

Derek is Managing Director, Strategic Risk Solutions (Europe) Limited and a member of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for developing and managing the firm’s consulting business in Europe, including the provision of captive feasibility studies, captive strategic reviews, technical consulting and risk financing consulting studies.

Experience

Derek joined SRS in May 2020. He was formerly Senior Vice President with Marsh Captive Solutions and International Practice Leader for the firm’s Captive Advisory department in London. In addition to his risk finance advisory experience, he spent over 10 years in Marsh’s captive management practice where he served a range of multinational captive owners and special purpose reinsurance entities. He also led Marsh’s EU Solvency II and BEPS initiatives, the latter in partnership with FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations). Prior to his experience in the captive insurance industry, Derek was a Senior Audit Manager with WHK Greenwoods based in Sydney, Australia.

Education, Affiliations and Professional Designations

  • Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland
  • National University of Ireland, Bachelors of Science (Hons), Economics and Finance

Managing Director, Actuarial Services, SRS Europe

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Current Responsibility

Georg is Managing Director of SRS Europe with responsibility for the Actuarial and Analytics function of SRS Europe. In this role, he serves as the appointed actuary for SRS’ client captives, insurance and reinsurance companies Reserving Reports, SST or Solvency II calculations and reporting, Statement of Actuarial Opinion and the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment. He also performs reserving, solvency calculations, pricing, NatCat modeling, financial modeling and other risk finance consulting projects.

Experience

Georg joined SRS in 2021 from Aon Switzerland Limited where he served as Senior Consultant and Head of Actuarial & Analytics since 2017. He has over twenty years of actuarial experience in the European and Swiss non-life insurance industry, including serving as the group actuary for and actuarial audit manager for Nationale Suisse Group. Georg began his career with KPMG in Germany and then worked in the risk management department of Winterthur AXA in Switzerland for six years.  His experience includes managing the actuarial, solvency calculations and regulatory reporting needs of captives, insurance and reinsurance companies in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, USA, Canada, Bermuda and Asia.

Education and Professional Designations

  • Member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries, Actuary SAA
  • Studies of Applied Mathematics, University of Trier, Germany

Director of Underwriting

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Current Responsibility

Andy is Director of Underwriting within the SRS Group. He is responsible for developing underwriting capability and services supporting SRS’ global management of its (re)insurance clients anconsulting practices. Andy is based in the United Kingdom and is actively involved in the expansion of the firm’s services in Europe. He also leads the underwriting services provided to Bermuda domiciled clients. 

Experience

Andy joined SRS in April 2020. He was formerly the Chief Underwriting Officer of a large Insurance and Reinsurance group owned by Hochtief, one of the world’s largest construction group where he was responsible for leading the underwriting of both captive and commercial market/unrelated risks. Prior to being CUO, Andy was Executive Vice President at JLT in Bermuda and London responsible for business development and captive consulting. Andy brings over 18 years of underwriting experience, of which, half has been in the captive industry. Andy has experience across a wide range of traditional and non-tradition (re)insurance products and experience in the UK, European mainland and Bermuda (re)insurance and captive markets. 

Education, Affiliations and Professional Designations

  • Chartered Insurer, Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Brunel University, Bachelors of Science, Management