We understand that organisations cannot simply rely on a few key individuals, it’s why we’re not afraid to invest in the quality of all our people. Our core teams are the backbone of Aventum. Each specialist core team works in unity to provide the platform for the continued growth of our broking and underwriting businesses.
Making an impact
Attracting audiences to engage with our broking and underwriting businesses through high-quality messaging
Group wide benefits
- Enhanced Distribution
- Brand Awareness
- Internal Communication
Innovation and a bold approach are at the heart of our marketing team, creating lasting impressions with our customers and delivering tangible results for our wider business. Our team has a clear track record in developing and launching new brands and products and they’re forever focused on continually enhancing our distribution. And, like everyone at Aventum, they’re never afraid to challenge the status quo.
Chief Marketing Officer
Matt Field is the Chief Marketing Officer for Aventum Group. Matt assists all group businesses with their growth strategies and leads the sales team to build strong relationships with brokers across the UK.
He joined the group in August 2016 to establish a northern office. He has spent 10 years working in sales and marketing roles within the insurance industry, starting at a legal expenses and add-on product intermediary.
If he wasn’t working for Aventum, Matt would probably be travelling Europe watching Liverpool Football Club win more European Cups.
“I love being part of a thriving and ambitious business, one which is not afraid to challenge the norm and venture into new territories.”
Brand & Marketing Director
April Faint is the Brand & Marketing Director at Aventum Group.
April joined the group in November 2019 and has worked in marketing within the insurance industry for more than eight years, directing design and marketing for a wide range of brands globally across the insurance sector.
“I wanted to become a part of an inspiring international group working with people who are passionate about what they do. It was a unique opportunity to be involved in growing a modern, values-driven group that has impact on the market.”
Managing risk exposures
Identification and implementation of risk management strategies to assist brokers and their clients, whilst contributing to positive returns for capacity partners
Group wide benefits
- Risk identification
- Loss prevention strategies
- Profitable underwriting
In today’s ever complex world, comprehensive and knowledgeable risk management is a critical part of the insurance process. Our deeply experienced risk management team combines the best of both worlds. A personal, hands-on approach sits alongside the latest digital technology. All with the sole aim of helping our brokers mitigate risks in their clients’ businesses.
Managing Director, Securus Risk Advisors
Lee Dumford is managing director at Securus Risk Advisors. His main responsibilities include the day to day running of the company and surveying activities globally, including across Europe, the UK, US, and Australia.
Lee created Securus Risk Advisors in August 2020, having previously been a senior insurance surveyor at SECON. Formerly a fire fighter, Lee is an experienced fire risk consultant, and studied through the Institute of Fire Engineers to attain his knowledge of risk management and fire science.
Outside of work, Lee enjoys playing golf, watching rugby, and spending time with family and friends. He is also a keen road cyclist and gym attendee.
“There was an opportunity to work alongside a passionate group of individuals assisting underwriters throughout all companies reduce their portfolio risk, therefore I knew I had to consider the position. I was aware prior to joining of the close-knit team the group has, which was extremely appealing. In addition, the position and senior management teams also allow you to continually develop with additional training and support whenever needed.”
Operations & IT
Maximising operational performance
Harnessing the latest in data and technology to make continual improvements to the Aventum operating platform.
Group wide benefits
- Global Cloud Infrastructure Platform
- Insurtech Deployment
- Continual Process Improvement
Digital transformation is a critical part of our ongoing story at Aventum. We use digital to increase the reach of our specialist products; to price our risks more accurately than our competitors; and to truly understand current and future trends. We know that people and digital work hand-in-hand to deliver the best possible results for our customers and capacity providers.
Chief Operating Officer
Tom Downs is the chief operating officer (COO) of Aventum Group and is a member of the executive committee and Aventum board.
Tom oversees group operations, including IT, project management, data and system governance, MI (non-accounting) and claims. Prior to joining the group, Tom held various roles at AEGIS London and Canopius Managing Agents.
Tom specialises in business change and transformation, including the implementation of enterprise technology solutions and the management of complex operational projects.
Group IT Manager
Oral Fuat is the group IT manager at Aventum Group. He is responsible for all IT functions across the group, including the IT Helpdesk, and managing the IT Services team.
Oral joined the group straight from school in August 2013 having always been interested and excited by IT, and was promoted to his current role in February 2021.
If Oral wasn't working for Aventum, you would likely find him playing and watching football, training at the gym, binge watching box sets, eating, or spending time with family and friends.
“I joined Aventum as I saw it as a company and family I could grow with, and it’s been an amazing journey and I’m looking forward to the future!”
Forecasting for the future
Delivering strong financial modelling to allow the group to plan for continued success and profitable growth
Group wide benefits
- Financial Forecasting
- Budget Control
- Payments & Invoicing
At the very foundations of Aventum, sits our finance team. From future financial modelling, to the everyday but crucially important tasks like paying our people and partners, they know their numbers inside out. And, thankfully, back to front.
Head of Treasury
Canan Oral is the director of financial operations at Aventum Group.
She joined Aventum in 2005 when it was a small retail broker as an accounts administrator and was appointed finance director in 2007 after a successful couple of years of growth within the company.
Over the years Canan has developed and built a successful IBA team, which now control £500m of GWP. Acting as client money manager, she has ensured operational compliance with CASS and client money, reporting to the board. She has ownership of all insurance ledger controls including bank recs and segregation of duties.
Head of Commercial Finance & FP&A
Paul Lever is Head of Commercial Finance & FP&A at Aventum Group. Paul is responsible for helping the board and business units with forecasting, planning and performance monitoring.
He joined the group in December 2020, joining from Tysers Insurance Brokers where he spent four years building out the FP&A function. He also has operational and strategic advisory experience within financial services after five years as a consultant in the performance consulting team at Aon. Paul is a Chartered Accountant trained at Ernst & Young London.
Outside of work, Paul has travelled extensively in Asia and Latin America; and spent two years in Osaka, Japan, as a language tutor.
“Aventum is going through a period of significant growth and change, and I feel that my experience can really add value in helping to build out a first class finance function to support a business with huge prospects.”
Chief Financial Officer
Alex Curme is the Group Finance Director at Aventum, responsible for working on projects within the finance function that will help support the group as it continues to grow.
He joined the Group in February 2022, having previously spent five years as an auditor at Deloitte, specialising in all types of insurance companies, followed by three years at MGA Ensurance, where he was head of finance.
Outside of work, Alex plays a lot of football. He also recently became a father for the first time, which takes up a lot of spare hours!
“I really liked that everyone I spoke to kept referring to the ‘Aventum Family’, it makes the Company seem like a very inclusive place to work and somewhere where everyone would be supported. I also loved the role, working on projects to help improve the finance function seemed really rewarding.”
Providing a solid group wide compliance structure with 'treating customers fairly' principles at the heart of everything we do
Group wide benefits
- Regulation Management
- CPD Monitoring
- Due Diligence
Whilst we are an organisation that revels in giving our people freedom to create the future, we take our regulatory responsibilities incredibly seriously. Our compliance team are commercially astute people who ensure that we always maintain the highest possible standards in everything we do across the Group.
Head of Compliance
Grant Peters is the head of compliance for Aventum Group. He is responsible for the group’s regulatory compliance framework, systems and controls, with his main responsibility to ensure the UK entities within the group comply with relevant regulatory and legislative requirements. He also supports the international firms in ensuring a consistent compliance structure is implemented across the wider group.
Grant is an experienced compliance professional well versed in general insurance regulation, and skilled in the design, creation and implementation of an effective and pragmatic compliance infrastructure. He has provided consultancy support to a plethora of firms within the general insurance space of differing sizes and structures. This includes recognised insurers and intermediaries, MGAs, consumer credit firms, ‘household name’ car manufacturers and firms in the insurtech arena.
When Grant isn’t working for Aventum, you can find him glued to the screen as he is an avid gamer.
“I’ve known Aventum for a number of years, so jumped at the opportunity to join such a diverse and rapidly growing business that puts such an emphasis on driving good culture and conduct.”
Chief Risk Officer
Chief Risk Officer
As Group Chief Risk Officer, Robert Moorehead-Lane has spent 33 years in financial services, with the last 20 being in insurance. Robert was previously Global Risk and Solvency VP for Assurant and Chief Risk Officer at Aspen.
Robert believes Aventum to be an exciting place to be as the business continues to change the way insurance is delivered across the world. He sees each challenge as an opportunity to develop as individuals and as an organisation.
Away from work, Robert enjoys golf and completing Ironman Triathlons.
“The enjoyable aspect of Risk and Compliance is that it provides unique insights into all aspects of the business and involves finding solutions to problems, helping to determine the best way to solve each issue.”
Putting people first
Making Aventum the home of choice for people and teams via a market leading employee benefits and remuneration program
Group wide benefits
- Talent Recruitment
- Employee Benefits
- Training & Development
When we began life, we did so with two key principles. To always make insurance better and to always employ the best people our industry has to offer. Our HR team make sure that we remain true to those, as well as embedding our group culture of never standing still, always challenging complacency and forever believing anything is possible.
Chief People Officer
Neil Milner is the chief people officer at Aventum Group.
Neil has over 24 years’ experience in the London insurance market, and first joined Aventum in December 2006 as a broking and development manager. His first responsibility was to act as broker for the first London market lineslip the group placed. He has held various roles with the company since then including commercial director, managing director of Consilium’s UK business, and group operations director.
In March 2020 Neil was appointed chief people officer and is currently tasked with developing a first class human resource team to ensure we attract, retain and develop top talent, while also ensuring we have state of the art office and remote working facilities in place.
Head of Human Resources
Jonathan Sparham is a Head of Human Resources at Aventum Group.
Jonathan joined the group in March 2021, having previously spent eight years in the insurance sector working for Arthur J Gallagher, Tokio Marine HCC and Novae Group in a variety of HR roles with an operations bias. Before insurance, he worked for American Express, Unilever and Procter and Gamble in a variety of roles.
Outside of work, apart from spending time with his 11-year-old daughter, Jonathan’s passion is competing in dog agility. He also enjoys watching rugby and trying to play tennis.
“When I first heard about the role and the company, I could see that there is a fantastic opportunity to work somewhere that is in growth mode.”
Head of Talent
Ali Foroshani is the talent acquisition manager at Aventum Group, responsible for attracting and recruiting for all vacancies in the group.
Ali joined the group in April 2021 having previously spent three years in a similar role at Lockton Companies LLP. He has spent most of his career recruiting for agencies specialising in insurance.
Outside of work Ali mainly spends time with family and friends. He tries to get out on his bike as much as possible and has recently started taking his son to mini rugby.
“Aventum is a company with an exciting future where I feel like my role will make a difference. There’s a vision with large growth plans for the future, of which I intend to buckle in and enjoy the ride.”
Data & Analytics
Managing underwriting performance
Embedding the culture of an insurer with an actuarial approach to pricing and distribution to provide stability and longevity in our underwriting partnerships
Group wide benefits
- Profitable Underwriting
- Product Distribution
- Data Segmentation
Our significant investment in data management and actuarial services has allowed us to develop market leading capacity management strategies, managing capital as if it were our own, generating positive returns and delivering global distribution at pace.
Head of Data & Analytics
Head of Data & AnalyticsEmail Mali Khazali
As Head of Data and Analytics, Mali Khazali formulates data strategies and builds robust data platforms to help the business manage, understand and unlock the potential of its data.
Mali has 20 years of data experience within industries such as retail, e-commerce, commercial real estate and insurance. They have previously worked in a Head of Data and Analytics position at London Marathon Events and as Head of BI and Reporting for retailer Gap Inc.
Away from work, Mali enjoys family life with their wife and three children, baking sourdough bread, improving golf skills and playing chess.
“I joined Aventum as it is a growing firm with a great reputation of having a people-focused culture that strives to use data to provide a better outcome for all.”
The human touch
The first line of defence against the unexpected - problem solvers, advocates and allies to our policyholders, dedicated to providing exceptional support
Group Wide Benefits
- Proactive Approach
- Experienced Team
- Exceptional Service
Renowned for exceptional customer service with a proactive approach to reducing the lifecycle of claims, our experienced team provides clients with the best advice and support throughout their claim journey.
Group Head of Claims
Group Head of ClaimsEmail Simon Harrison
Simon joined the group in April 2022 and bring to the group over 40 years’ experience in handling claims for both Brokers and Underwriters.
Most recently he was at part of the setup of the Probitas syndicate at Lloyds and set up all the claims systems to manage MI for the syndicate and managed their complex claims. If he was not here he would be restoring classic cars.
Senior Partner & Chief Claims Officer
Senior Partner & Chief Claims Officer
Nicola Chapman is the Chief Claims Officer, where she coordinates an efficient team, managing the claims for Consilium Insurance Brokers.
Starting in the insurance world in 1995, Nicola first worked as a Trainee Commercial Account Handler. Nicola joins Aventum after working for The Underwriting Exchange Limited for over 14 years and is looking forward to putting her years of experience into practice in a new environment.
Outside of work, Nicola enjoys a healthy lifestyle and spending time with her three children. A big fan of the outdoors, she has taken part in various runs and a couple of triathlons. She also likes to socialise, going to the theatre, reading and travelling to new places to explore different cultures.