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 - USA & APAC

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 Financial & Strategy Officer

Lauren is the Chief Financial & 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.

Andy Galli Managing Director

Before joining Sequel, Andy worked for 26 years in the Insurance division of Moore Stephens LLP. There he established the Firm’s IT consulting division, and co-founded Moore Stephens Consulting Ltd which became one of the leading technology providers to the London Insurance market. Now re-branded as Sequel Rulebook Ltd, Andy is focussed on leading the integration of the Rulebook suite of products into the wider Sequel portfolio.

Andy recognises the importance of niche software solutions, and being best of breed in what you do. “Our software has never tried to be all things to all men, it has always been targeted at a specific business problem and is designed solely to address that problem. We believe that true innovation can only occur when you are 100% focussed on your core objective”

This belief is evidenced both with the introduction of some of the first comprehensive data analytics and business intelligence offerings to the insurance market in the early 2000’s and more recently the launch of the market leading Rulebook software to the commercial pricing and rating space.

Tim Rayner Business Development Director

Tim is Business Development Director at Sequel, having spent 18 years on the broker side of the London Market at Miller. Tim has a strong technology background, with over 15 years’ experience as a software developer, before moving on to heading up IT, Change and then Group Operations at Miller.

At Sequel, Tim has board level responsibility for Sequel’s relationship with Lloyd’s, the LM TOM and large strategic accounts. Looking forward, Tim will play an instrumental part in Sequel’s global expansion, and brings a wealth of experience particularly in the Coverholder space, having architected London’s first real-time bordereau data exchange back in 2007.

Paul Latarche Chief Commercial Officer

Paul Latarche is Chief Commercial officer at Sequel.

Prior to the merging of Sequel and Rulebook in December 2018, Paul was Partner & Head of Insurance at Moore Stephens LLP, where he was instrumental in the development of Rulebook, now Sequel Rulebook, which has now grown to be used by over a quarter of the Lloyd’s Market.

Having been involved with insurance IT for over 20 years, Paul has in-depth industry knowledge working with management information, sales and marketing.
Paul has now taken on the role of Chief Commercial Officer for Sequel EMEA, where he is responsible for the oversight of all the sales and marketing activities across the full product set.

Paul Kent Chief Information Officer

Paul is our Chief Information Officer and is responsible for both the development of our products and the delivery of client projects. He brings a unique combination of insurance technology understanding and client perspective that will underpin our strategy as part of the Verisk family.

Paul joined sequel in April 2018 with 20 years’ experience in technology enabled change, gained in consulting and insurance. He has experienced our industry from both the Broking and underwriting perspective and has successfully lead teams across London, North America and Internationally.