Speakers 

Bob Darling - Chief Executive Officer

As Jensten Group’s CEO, Bob provides the leadership and vision for the Group. Having spent the majority of his career in board level roles at leading financial services companies – including Close Brothers and Kaupthing Singer Friedlander. His focus is on leading a team that generates great outcomes for everyone while paying close adherence to the Group’s values.




Tim Wright - Jensten Group Chairman

Tim is Chairman of the Jensten Group, and brings his wider experience as Strategic Advisor and Director of a California-based InsurTech start-up; Non-Executive Director & Strategic Advisor to a PE-backed insurance venture; and Senior Advisor to PE firms investing in the insurance industry.




Declan Curry

Declan Curry is an ex-BBC journalist, well known for presenting on high profile business programmes, such as BBC Breakfast on BBC One, Working Lunch on BBC Two, and BBC News 24. He has also presented live business and news reporting for ABC, coast-to-coast across the United States, each morning. He writes for newspapers and magazines in the UK, Ireland and the United States, and is an experienced speaker. He has even been a judge at the British Insurance Awards.




Ed Hannan - Chief Financial Officer

Ed joined Jensten as Group CFO in 2018 and leads finance and M&A. A qualified Chartered Accountant he has worked in insurance for 20 years in a variety of finance, strategic and corporate development roles at blue chip institutions such as PwC, EY, Bupa and RSA Insurance. Experienced in driving growth and creating value, Ed now plays a pivotal role in driving the Jensten Group's continuing growth.




Simon Taylor - Wholesale Managing Director

Simon joined the Jensten Group in April 2019 as Wholesale Managing Director with specific responsibility for Policyfast and City Underwriters. Simon is passionate about delivering high quality solutions to brokers for their commercial and personal clients. With 30 years' experience in the industry at insurers, MGAs and brokers, he is well-placed to understand and meet the challenge and is always keen to get feedback on how we can continue to improve our services to brokers.




Cheryl Astley - Chief Technology Officer

As our CTO, Cheryl oversees the strategic direction of the Group's IT support business, Datamatters. Cheryl's career has seen her hold similar senior roles at the insurance brokers Towergate and the supermarket Morrisons, so she is well-versed in working with complex systems that deliver efficiency and added value to customers' experiences.