Across our Board, Senior Team and throughout our entire business, we’ve sought to meld deep-rooted insurance expertise with fresh thinking from a diverse range of digitally-advanced, customer-centric sectors.


Andy Haste Chairman

Andy Haste

Non-Executive Chair +
Andy Haste Chairman

Andy Haste

Non-Executive Chair

Appointed: March 2020
Member of the Risk and Audit Committees.
Invited to attend Remuneration Committee.

Background and experience

Andy has over 40 years’ experience in financial services with a wealth of experience in board leadership, executing change, delivering profitable growth and increasing shareholder value. He has held several non-executive roles serving as a Chairman, Deputy Chair, Board Committee Chair and Senior Independent Director at a range of high-profile and regulated organisations. He was a member of the board of the Association of British Insurers from 2003 to 2011 and a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation between 2008 and 2019.

Prior appointments

Andy served as the Senior Independent Deputy Chairman of Lloyd’s of London where he chaired its Remuneration Committee, Technology and Transformation Committee and Capacity Transfer Panel. He was also a member of Lloyd's Nominations and Governance Committee. Andy held previous roles including Chairman of Wonga Group, SID of ITV PLC, Group CEO of RSA Insurance Group PLC, CEO of AXA Sun Life PLC and Executive Director AXA UK PLC.

David Mcmillan Chief Executive Officer

David McMillan

Chief Executive Officer +
David Mcmillan Chief Executive Officer

David McMillan

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: July 2019
David chairs the Group Executive Committee. He attends the Risk, Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Background and experience

During his career, David has been responsible for leading different businesses through start-up, high growth, restructuring and turnaround phases. He holds a BA in Finance and Computer-Science from Heriot-Watt University, an executive MBA from the University of Chicago and is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Accountants. David is a non-executive director of Scottish Rugby Union plc.

Prior appointments

Prior to joining esure, David was Group Chief Operating Officer of QBE, one of the world’s top 20 insurance and reinsurance companies and was responsible for Strategy, Transformation, Digital, Technology and Operations. Before QBE, he was Chief Executive Officer, Europe and India and Chairman of Global Health Insurance for Aviva plc. Earlier in his career at Aviva, David was Chief Executive Officer of UK General Insurance & Group Transformation Officer. He joined Aviva in 2002 following almost 10 years with the management consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Elke Reichart independent Non-executive director

Elke Reichart

Independent Non-Executive Director +
Elke Reichart independent Non-executive director

Elke Reichart

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: January 2021
Remuneration Committee Chair, Member of the Risk Committee, invited to attend the Audit Committee.

Background and experience

Elke is a member of the Supervisory Board of Suse SA and a member of the Supervisory Board of Bechtle AG.

She was formally CEO at TUI InfoTech and Chief Digital Officer at TUI Group, responsible for Group-wide IT solutions and implementation. Elke has 30 years’ experience in the IT industry with a track record of driving large, global-scale business transformations.

Elke graduated in Roman Languages and Literature, Economics and Applied Information Sciences at the Universities of Gießen and Montpellier, France.  She was named in the Inspiring Fifty DACH Awards and won CIO of the Year in 2019.

Prior appointments

Previously, Elke held management positions at Hewlett Packard (HP) USA and took over as Vice President for Strategy and Planning in 2012 and in 2013, she headed an international team in the largest transformation programme to date at HP. From 2009 to 2016, Elke was a member of the supervisory board of HP Germany. On her return from the USA in 2015, she started to work as a business consultant for CureVac AG, a biotech company in Germany.

Peter Bole Chief Financial Officer

Peter Bole

Chief Financial Officer +
Peter Bole Chief Financial Officer

Peter Bole

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: March 2020
Peter is a member of the Group Executive Committee. He attends the Risk Committee and Audit Committee.

Background and experience

Peter joined the business in January 2020 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in March 2020. He is accountable for the leadership of the finance function, ensuring the effective delivery of all aspects of financial management of the business. Peter graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree from the University of Aberdeen and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He has over 25 years’ experience in finance leadership roles across several strong consumer businesses within the Banking and Insurance sectors.

Prior appointments

Prior to joining esure, Peter was Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Money having moved there from Tesco Bank where he was also the Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his career Peter held senior financial roles at Direct Line Group, Standard Life and Deloitte.

Elizabeth Ling independent Non-executive director

Elisabeth Ling

Independent Non-Executive Director +
Elizabeth Ling independent Non-executive director

Elisabeth Ling

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: May 2022
Invited to attend the Audit Committee and Risk Committee.

Background and experience

Elisabeth is a Product Management and Data Science Leader with over 20 years‘ experience and expertise in developing digital products and leading teams in start-ups, scale-ups and global companies. In her most recent executive position, Elisabeth led product management and data teams at Elsevier where she was responsible for developing new digital commercial offerings for Researcher products. Elisabeth is currently a Member of AI Ethics Steering Committee at Digital Catapult. She holds an Applied Mathematics MSc from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ParisTech) and an MA Marketing from ESSEC Business School.

Prior appointments

Elisabeth was a Board member and remains a Product advisor to the CEO of Ometria, a marketing and customer data platform. Prior to that she held senior product roles at Talk Talk, eBay and PayPal.

She is a noted expert in the field of artificial intelligence and was a member of the European Commission High level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence & Ethics in 2019 and 2020.

Peter Shaw independent Non-executive director

Peter Shaw

Independent Non-Executive Director +
Peter Shaw independent Non-executive director

Peter Shaw

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2017
Risk Committee Chair, Member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Background and experience

Peter has a wide range of experience in both risk and business roles throughout a career of over 30 years in financial services.

Prior appointments

Peter spent the majority of his career at Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest, having joined as a graduate, progressing through a number of business roles before spending his last eight years in the risk function, latterly as chief risk officer for the Retail, Wealth and Ulster Bank businesses. He formerly also held the roles of non-executive director at Aldermore Bank plc, Willis Ltd and Bank of Ireland (UK) plc.

Andrew Birrell Independent Non-executive director

Andrew Birrell

Independent Non-Executive Director +
Andrew Birrell Independent Non-executive director

Andrew Birrell

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: December 2019
Audit Committee Chair, Member of the Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Background and experience

Andrew is an independent non-executive director of Sun Life Financial of Canada (UK), Sanlam Group and Sanlam Life. He is a Senior Adviser to Sixth Street Partners in relation to their European and US Life insurance strategy.  Until April 2022, he was an Executive Director and founder of Universal Partners Limited. Andrew has spent his career in financial services, general, life and health insurance, investment management and banking, primarily as CFO of fast growing, entrepreneurial insurance businesses.

He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary.

Prior appointments

Previously, Andrew held roles as CFO of Guardian Financial Services Ltd, Group CRO and Group Chief Actuary of Old Mutual Plc, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Investec Securities Ltd, South Africa and Chief Financial Officer of Capital Alliance Holdings, South Africa.  He also held roles as Chairman of Assupol Holdings and Assupol Life Limited and as a non-executive director of Investec Life.

Robin Marshall Non-Executive Director

Robin Marshall

Non-Executive Director +
Robin Marshall Non-Executive Director

Robin Marshall

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: December 2018
No committee membership

Background and experience

Robin joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 2009. He is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the European Private Equity team. Robin serves as a non-executive director on the Board of the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Prior to joining Bain Capital Private Equity, Robin was a Partner at 3i. He was the founding partner of 3i’s US Private Equity business and before that was a Managing Director of 3i’s UK business. Robin received his master’s degree from the University of Glasgow. He was also a post-graduate Thouron Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior appointments

Previously, Robin held roles with McKinsey & Company and Procter & Gamble.

Philip Loughlin Non-Executive Director

Philip Loughlin

Non-Executive Director +
Philip Loughlin Non-Executive Director

Philip Loughlin

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: December 2018
No committee membership

Background and experience

Philip joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 1996. He is a Managing Director in the Financial Services and Consumer/Retail Verticals and a member of the North American Private Equity team. Philip received an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He graduated cum laude with an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Prior appointments

Prior to joining Bain Capital Private Equity, Philip was a consultant at Bain & Company. He also served in operating roles at Eagle Snacks, Inc. and Norton Company.

Luca Bassi Non-Executive Director

Luca Bassi

Non-Executive Director +
Luca Bassi Non-Executive Director

Luca Bassi

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: December 2018
Member of the Remuneration Committee. Invited to attend the Audit Committee and Risk Committee.

Background and experience

Luca joined Bain Capital Private Equity in 2003. He is co-Head of the Technology, Financial and Business Services vertical and a member of the European Private Equity team. Luca focuses on investments in the financial technology and services sector as well as on the coverage of Southern Europe (Italy and Spain). Luca received an MBA from Columbia Business School. He graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Economics from Bocconi University.

Prior appointments

Prior to joining Bain Capital, Luca worked for Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division in London where he advised Italian and international companies on cross-border M&A transactions. Previously, he worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company in Milan where he focused on the financial services sectors.

James Stevens Non-Executive Director

James Stevens

Non-Executive Director +
James Stevens Non-Executive Director

James Stevens

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: April 2020
No committee membership. Invited to attend the Audit Committee and Risk Committee.

Background and experience

James joined Bain Capital in 2014. He spends the majority of his time focused on technology and financial services investments in Europe. He is a Partner with Bain Capital Tech Opportunities Fund.

He has an LLB, First Class Honours and a B. Com in Finance from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Prior appointments

Prior to joining Bain Capital Private Equity, James worked as a consultant at Bain & Company in London and Sydney across a number of sectors including Private Equity, consumer products and mining. Prior to this he worked in renewable energy across Asia.