Our Team

Board Members


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Neil Evans

Managing Director, BluNiche

Neil is an experienced product specialist with over twenty years‘ experience in Product Recall and Crisis Management. He is a respected market leader in this niche class, with a career track record at AIG, as well as launching new teams at Catlin and Talbot Lloyd’s Syndicate.

Neil has a proven track record of developing a new class of business, team building, and forging solid relationships with strategic partners. He’s had P&L responsibility in his last three roles – and has consistently outperformed the market over the last 20 years.


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Andy Colbran

Chief Executive Officer, NuVenture

Prior to establishing NuVenture, Andy was Managing Director of Aon’s UK MGA, Aon Underwriting Managers, for 13 years during which time he oversaw significant growth and expansion of the business. He has a strong desire to fundamentally change the ways in which MGAs operate by taking full advantage of modern technology, simplifying, and automating processes, and using external data sources to drive more efficient underwriting and deliver improved results to capital providers.


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Peter Horncastle

Director: Finance & Compliance, NuVenture

Peter is a qualified accountant with 16 years in the insurance market working across the whole value chain.

His past roles include responsibility for planning Hiscox Insurance Company’s (at the time) £350m annual turnover business, Group Finance Manager at specialist insurance group Argenta plc, Financial Controller at an MGA start-up, and most recently Finance Director and board member at independent Lloyd’s broker, Meridian Risk Solutions.

Peter’s ambition is to make the insurance market simpler and more transparent, particularly in regards to how customer experience and underwriting performance translate into financial outperformance.


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Charles Rowley

Director, DA Strategy

Charles founded D A Strategy in 2015 to deliver expert Delegated Authority advice to Insurers, Brokers and Coverholders or/MGAs. He has 25 years of Delegated Authority Experience, previously as Head of Delegated Authority at Catlin (now AXA XL Catlin) for 13 years. He led the team that helped grow the Delegated Authority portfolio there from GPW USD 80 M to 1.1 Bn, expanding the Coverholder client base alongside Underwriters from 120 to over 800. He chaired LMA Delegated Authority Operations Committee leading the market initiative which developed the vision and key priorities for the LMG Delegated Authority TOM which are now part of Lloyd’s Blueprint 2. He has presented at Lloyd’s and the MGAA numerous times including at the Lloyd’s CEO Strategy evening, on Coverholder Data standards, Product Governance Roadshows and the ITC London Panel.


Team Members

Ed Mitchell


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Ed Mitchell

Head of BluNiche UK

Ed has been involved in Product Recall insurance for 27 years as a broker, reinsurer and insurer. The last 22 years has been involved in underwriting with a proven track record for innovation, global market knowledge, building multi-territorial operations and portfolio management. Ed has underwritten UK Product Recall business throughout the last 22 years.

Ed has been part of the development of the Product Recall market since the late 1990s heavily involved in building Product Recall businesses from scratch, developing market leading products and coverages and building relationships with strategic partners from brokers to reinsurers. Ed’s focus has been on building sustainable, long-term profitable portfolios both in London and other territories outperforming the market over the cycle.

Ed was the founding chair of the LMA Product Recall Committee (2018 – 2023).



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Alexander King

Senior Underwriter, BluNiche

Alexander has been working in the banking and insurance sectors for more than a decade.

He joined BluNiche from Allianz, where his roles included Senior Product Recall Underwriter. During his time in this role Alex utilised his strong underwriting discipline and excellent broker relationships to help establish the largest product recall book in London.

Other roles at Allianz included Liability Underwriter (Clinical Trials) and Head of Global Process Coordination within the CUO Liability Function, which has given him a unique insight into the financial workings of large organisations – enabling him to accurately assess risk and source realistic insurance products for his clients.



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Lucy Roper

Underwriter, BluNiche

Lucy’s insurance industry experience includes roles at Talbot and MS Amlin, where she worked within the Product Recall team and developed a keen interest in the area.

Lucy graduated from Durham University in 2019. Her career highlights to date include developing reports and processes to improve the efficiency of the underwriting team and partaking in the Lloyd’s Future Minds project in which she created a product to insure against reputational harm.