Richard has 30 years insurance and reinsurance experience in London, Brussels and Bermuda. Encompassing underwriting roles in Property, Engineering and Specialty lines for AIG, AXA and Cox Syndicates at Lloyds, before joining Montpelier in 2002. Richard founded the Montpelier Syndicate in 2007 and served as CEO until its sale in 2015. Richard joined the Insurtech Gateway, the only investor with its own FCA authorised Incubator + Venture Capital Fund, as CEO in 2017 with the intention of attracting real problem solvers from outside of the market to test and pilot new thinking. 5 years on their portfolio of 22 companies are testimony to creative thinking, breakthrough technologies and what can be achieved by entrepreneurs in a supportive innovation environment.