Meet the team


We are a hybrid team of; entrepreneur, tech innovation and insurance experts. We look at problems from unusual angles, and combine our breadth of knowledge to find unique solutions.

We believe insurance should matter. Seeing innovative founders and game-changing ideas get stuck in the mud, before even getting to market, inspired us to find a way to remove these barriers to entry. We are here to support and advise the next generation of insurtech founders, who share our vision of creating revolutionary insurance products, that have a positive impact on society.

Robert Lumley

Director and Co-Founder

Robert has worked in the insurance sector since 1984, with a focus on niche products, engagement strategies and building long term productive customer relationships. He is an experienced Chairman and continues to serve insurtech businesses. Robert is our insurance guru and our bridge between incumbents and entrepreneurs from outside the industry.

Robert Lumley

Stephen Brittain

Director and Co-Founder

Stephen is an experienced innovation consultant with a deep understanding of startups, design, strategic innovation and translating this to investors. As Hambro Perks first Creative Director, he supported their growing portfolio (including Sipsmiths, Laundrapp, Takumi, TheDots) through early stage development and testing. Stephen is now focused on supporting insurtechs that can deliver high value customer experience.

stephen Brittain

Richard Chattock

Chief Executive Officer

Richard has 30 years insurance and reinsurance experience in London, Brussels and Bermuda. After serving as CEO for the Montpelier Syndicate, he has now turned his attention to the next generation of insurance businesses. With an extensive network and deep industry knowledge, Richard is able to support our insurtech founders through uncharted territories.

richard chattock

Hannah Leonard

Head of Marketing

Hannah joined the Insurtech Gateway in early 2018, to head up Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations. Prior to this Hannah worked at Insurance Post and Insurance Age Magazine, producing content for insurtech conferences and building a digital insurance community. She is also our resident yoga teacher!

Hannah Leonard Insurtech Gateway

Charlie Evans

Head of Dealflow

Charlie leads the Gateway team's origination and investment processes. He is always on the lookout for the most exciting startups to incubate and invest in. Charlie joined the team from J.P. Morgan in 2018.

Charlie Evans

Maria Čoko

Head of Portfolio

Maria supports our portfolio founders through their incubation, as well as handling various operational aspects. Previously, she spent 4 years in the insurance team at Oliver Wyman, focusing on the strategic initiatives and supporting insurtech product launches.

Maria Čoko Insurtech Gateway

David Preiskel

Head of Legal

David manages everything legal-related at the Gateway. He regularly liaises with limited partners of the Gateway Fund and works with portfolio companies on their investment rounds. Previously, he spent years in private practice at Magic Circle and US law firms.

David Preiskel, Insurtech Gateway, Head of Legal

Hambro Perks

A venture firm which backs and builds leading technology companies.

Hambro Perks was founded in 2013 by Rupert Hambro CBE and Dominic Perks. The Financial Times described the company as "an unlikely fusion of old and new City - clubby establishment networking alongside high-tech entrepreneurial energy."

Meet the Hambro Perks team
Rupert Hambro and Dominic Perks

Contact information

We are always on the look-out for highly skilled, entrepreneurial humans, to join our team, grow our portfolio companies and inspire our next home grown project. If you think you would fit in at the Gateway please get in touch explaining what you have to offer us.