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Judging panel 2019

Neil Amond, Insurable Risk Manager, Tesco
Sue Brierly, Group Risk & Insurance Manager, Hanson UK
Iain Hovell, Director of Insurance, IHG
Xavier Mutzig, Group Insurance Manager, Johnson Matthey
Neil Timberlake, Group Insurance Director, Land Securities

Image titleNeil Almond, Insurable Risk Manager, Tesco
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Image titleSue Brierly, Group Risk & Insurance Manager, Hanson UK
An insurable risk manager for over 24 years, Sue has worked for J. Sainsbury plc, Virgin Media and Walgreens Alliance Boots and is currently Risk & Insurance Manager at Hanson UK – part of Heidelberg Cement AG. Sue brings a wealth of experience in risk, insurance and claims management along with excellent interpersonal skills.


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Iain Hovell, Director of Insurance, IHG
Iain is Director of Insurance within the Global Risk Management Team of IHG plc. IHG is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, and Iain’s core activities involve insurance placement, contractual management, claim oversight and risk analytics. Prior to joining IHG, Iain worked at Rentokil Initial plc for 10 years as Group Risk Manager covering Risk and Insurance related activities.


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Xavier Mutzig, Group Insurance Manager, Johnson Matthey
Xavier joined Johnson Matthey in 2012 having held the position of Head of Property and Construction Underwriting at AXA Corporate Solutions in London. Prior to joining AXA, Xavier was Corporate Risk and Insurance Manager at Lafarge SA, a global construction materials company, and started his insurance industry career with UAP in 1993, subsequently holding a number of specialist risk and insurance management positions with major International insurance brokers.


Image titleNeil Timberlake, Group Insurance Director, Land Securities
Neil Timberlake started his career as a trainee underwriter for Equity & Law Life Assurance Society in 1980. He moved to the Allstate Insurance Company in 1981as an underwriter and has also held positions at Jardine Insurance Brokers, Sedgwick Insurance and Whitbread plc. He became group risk manager for Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts in 2001, before joining Threadneedle as a property risk manager in January 2005. Neil spent10 years at Threadneedle during which time he created innovative risk management monitoring solutions for Property investment funds and revolutionised the organisation’s attitude to risk and insurance. In July 2015 he moved to Land Securities as Group Insurance Director with responsibility for the insurance of all properties within the Land Securities portfolio and risk financing of the group as a whole, together with co-ordination of risk management activity within the estate.

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