Meet the Team

Ian Summers Chief Executive Officer

Ian's 30+ years in insurance includes being CIO of the world's largest broker. At Sequel, he pushes relentless innovation, using our Customer Innovation forums to great effect.

Ian is a leading champion of automation for competitive advantage, with a focus not only on London, but also on Bermuda, Singapore, Zurich, and more generally, the US.

"Sequel gives me the perfect opportunity to do the things that matter to me: developing our Customer Centric Culture, introducing new and innovative products and being part of a world class organisation."

As an industry voice, Ian has chaired a number of international market modernisation initiatives and has been active on the Global Ruschlikon Steering Committee, the ACORD Global Reinsurance and Large Commercial Committee, and LIIBC's Brokers Market Reform Strategy Group.

Rob Stavrou Chief Commercial Officer

Before joining Sequel in 2014, Rob had over twenty years' experience in the London Market, playing a key role in promoting the use of technology to the Underwriting and Broker community.

Since joining Sequel in 2014, Rob has helped to more than double our customer base with some notable Eclipse wins including HCC, Fidelis, Charles Taylor and Hamilton. Rob particularly enjoys "being involved with a company that is at the heart of the London market and has such great products to offer."

The new products Sequel Impact, Sequel Claims and Sequel Re have been particularly well received by the Insurance Market with many new wins including Atrium, Advent, Ark, Barbican, Beazley and Axis.

Rob is well-known for his involvement with Lloyd's, the IUA, the LMA and ACORD, making sure that Sequel stays at the heart of the London and global market.

Helen Banton Chief Operating Officer

Helen is the Chief Operating Officer at Sequel. Helen is responsible for overseeing Sequel's strategic plan and leading Sequel through the phase of substantial growth it is currently experiencing.

Helen has worked within the IT and Software industry for more than 20 years. Helen joins from ION Trading Group where she spent more than 3 years including time as the company's Global Head of Client Services for its Agency Trade Processing Division.

Prior to her time at ION, Helen was Global Head of Delivery at Patsystems, which followed two years as Head of Credit & Finance at Tieto Corporation.

Lauren Ares Chief Strategy Officer

Lauren is the Chief Strategy Officer at Sequel. Lauren is responsible for leading Sequel's initiatives to drive synergies with other Verisk businesses and to provide support to Verisk Insurance Solutions’ broader UK and European strategies.

Lauren joined Verisk in 2016 as vice president of corporate development. Before joining Verisk, he worked at Deutsche Bank and Deloitte. A Chartered Financial Analyst and a CPA, he received his MBA from London Business School and has a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University.

Mario Garcia Non-Executive Chairman

Mario is the Non-Executive Chairman of Sequel.

Mario has been with Sequel since 2001 performing a number of key roles including establishing our Malaga development base and being the CEO during a strong period of growth as our new products were successfully launched to the Market.