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

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.

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.

Andy Peters

Distribution Director

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.

Richard Everett

Chief Financial Officer

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.

Robin Gardner

Chief Technology Officer

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.

Katya Maclean

Proposition Director

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.

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.

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.