We live and breathe life

At Guardian, protection is our passion.

As you can see, many of us have worked in the industry for decades. It’s this experience that helps us understand what ‘better’ should look like and inspires us to help as many people as possible protect their families.

Simon Davis

Chief Executive Officer

(Member of Executive Committee)

Simon has over 25 years' experience in financial services, managing multi-disciplinary teams and driving innovation and change initiatives for a variety of large organisations, with a passion for delivering better outcomes for customers.

Richard Everett

Chief Financial Officer

(Member of Executive Committee)

Richard has over 30 years’ experience in life and pensions. In that time he has held senior finance roles at companies including Prudential, Friends Provident and Royal London.

Katya Maclean

Chief Operating Officer

(Member of Executive Committee)

Katya has 20 years’ experience in life insurance. Previous roles include Head of Protection Proposition at Scottish Widows and Chief Marketing Officer at Swiss Re subsidiary iptiQ.

Andy Peters

Distribution Director

(Member of Executive Committee)

Andy has worked in intermediary distribution for nearly 40 years and was previously a founding director of Bright Grey. He started his financial services career with GRE in 1979.

Julie Hopkins

Director of Underwriting & Claims Strategy

Julie is a former reinsurance company executive with more than 40 years' experience. Her background includes underwriting and claims management roles as well as protection products.

Dennis Smith

Commercial Director

Dennis has spent more than 35 years in protection and general insurance. He began his career with L&G followed by senior roles at Old Mutual International and HSBC.

Robin Gardner

IT Director

Robin has 25 years' experience in information technology in the UK and US. Recent roles include IT Director at IFDS and CTO at Avis Europe.

Duncan Mosely

Operations Director

Duncan has spent his career in financial services. He was part of the leadership team for 2 start-up companies in the UK and led the turnaround of an Indian offshore services business.

Chris Walker

Corporate Services Director

Working for some of the biggest companies in the industry, including Accenture, AXA and Friends Life, Chris has almost 25 years’ experience in life, pensions and investments.