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. As Chairman of Lumley Jacobs and Board Member of other InsurTech businesses, Robert is our insurance guru and our bridge between incumbents and new kids on the block.

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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.

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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 guide our insurance newbies through uncharted territories.

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James Birch

Associate Director

James has 7 years of Financial Services experience, previously working across Innovation and Corporate Finance teams at Accenture and EY; in the latter building their FinTech proposition from scratch. In 2017, James joined Hambro Perks to setup the InsurTech Gateway. James leads our Operations, Fund, Platform and Portfolio functions, whilst supporting investments. He is also a part-time motorsport pro!

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Louise Parker

Head of Dealflow

Louise joined the InsurTech Gateway in 2016 to help the founders build the business. Since then Louise worked as interim COO at InMyBag, and now manages deal flow, sourcing and moving businesses through the investment process. Prior to joining VC she completed her MBA at Warwick Business School and worked on international and French feature films.

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Hannah Leonard

Marketing and Comms Lead

Hannah joined the InsurTech Gateway in early 2018, to head up Marketing and Communications. 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 a part-time yoga teacher!

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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."

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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.