Leadership

Leadership Team Members

Besso’s senior managers have a wealth of experience across the global insurance industry. Many members of the leadership team have served the company for decades, helping to develop and shape the Besso brand.

At Besso, there is a strong family feel and an exceptional team spirit and drive. Often remarked on, Besso has an approachable and engaging style that distinguishes it from competitors and is greatly valued by clients. It is a trait that begins at the top of the organisation and permeates every division and department.

Colin Bird
Colin Bird
Non Executive Chairman of Besso Group
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Russ Nichols
Russ Nichols
Joint CEO of Besso Group and Besso Limited, Managing Director of Property Division
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Robert Dowman
Robert Dowman
Joint CEO of Besso Group and Besso Limited, Managing Director of Casualty Division
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Howard Green
Howard Green
Chairman of Besso Limited and Chairman, Property Division
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Roddy Caxton-Spencer
Roddy Caxton-Spencer
Deputy Chairman of Besso Limited, Chairman and CEO of Overseas Operations and Joint Managing Director, International Division
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Sam Hovey
Sam Hovey
CFO of Besso Group and COO of Besso Limited
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Ken Barrett
Ken Barrett
Managing Director, Besso Re Division
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Stuart Short
Stuart Short
Managing Director, Professional & Financial Risks
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Fabio Strazzer
Fabio Strazzer
Joint Managing Director, International Division
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Richard West
Richard West
Managing Director, Aviation Division
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John Hudson
John Hudson
Head of Marine Division
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Company Information

Besso Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA firm reference number is 309159
Registered Office: 8-11 Crescent, London, EC3N 2LY.
Registered in England No: 00910680

Optex Group Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA firm reference number is 402258
Registered Office: 8-11 Crescent, London, EC3N 2LY.
Registered in England No: 05022286