CHIEF PLATFORM OFFICER
Marcus Broome joined Whitespace in 2015 to focus on the opportunities created by modern Agile Data technologies and now leads the Whitespace Platform business.
Marcus has a wealth of experience of commercial insurance technology with a focus on the London Market. After working for a marine syndicate at Lloyd’s, he founded ROOM Solutions (now NIIT Insurance Technologies) which became a successful business with many customers in London, Europe, USA and Bermuda.
Chairman & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Jonathan Clarke founded Whitespace in 1985 and led the company’s development for twenty years. In 2006 he became non-executive Chairman taking the opportunity to mix in other ideas. These included small business finance in New Zealand and residential landlords in the UK. He is a trustee of ShareAction, a charity aiming to make the investment system a force for good.
In 2015, the Agile Data practice brought his primary focus back to Whitespace in a full time capacity.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Andrew Sedcole joined Whitespace in 1986 and quickly became established alongside the founders as a technical expert with an enthusiasm for gaining an in-depth understanding of clients’ businesses.
Andrew is chief architect of the SYNOPSIS system and is the head consultant for the company on solutions for the London Insurance market.
He holds a BA in Physics from Oxford University and in his spare time he enjoys skiing, tennis, and scuba diving.
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan Ling was appointed to his post in October 1998. He brings to the company 21 years experience of the Lloyd’s of London market.
Jonathan’s expert knowledge of the market has brought insight to the delivery of Whitespace’s Lloyd’s operations. He is responsible for the services provided to Members’ and Managing Agencies by Whitespace, which support over £1billion of private capital backed capacity.
He has a FCA qualification and in his spare time he enjoys working with anything mechanical.
Rupert is a senior and highly regarded figure in the insurance industry. He joined Whitespace in 2018 and also serves on the Boards of AmWINS and Alwen Hough Johnson.
His past roles include Deputy Chairman of Lloyd’s, Chairman of the LMA, CEO and Chairman of Talbot Underwriting Limited and Active Underwriter of Syndicate 1183.
Claire Stembridge joined Whitespace in 2003 with an MSc in Computer Science.
She was the obvious choice to run the Claimsuite team when it was established in 2006, which she has done with great success. She brings technical skills, exceptional communication skills and client empathy.
Senior Account Manager
Jody joined Whitespace in 2017 as Senior Account Manager. Jody has over 15 years experience of working in the London Insurance Market having started at R K Harrison Insurance Brokers in 2004, followed by Ebix Europe (previously RI3K and Qatarlyst) between 2008 and 2017.
Lucy joined Whitespace in May 2019 after spending just over 2 years at PPL as a Relationship Manager. Lucy has worked in the Financial Services industry for 19 years (including UBS, Goldman Sachs, Catlin).
She has spent 12 years working in the London Insurance Market with a focus on Stakeholder Management and Change Management.
Jess joined Whitespace in July 2019 and has over 8 years’ insurance industry experience across Australian and UK markets in both broking and underwriting organisations.
She joins us from StarStone Insurance having started as a graduate underwriter in 2013 working across multiple lines of business specialising in delegated, facility and open market placements.
She holds ACII from the Chartered Insurance Institute and B.Sc (Hons) in Business Management from Technological University Dublin, in her spare time you can find her training for regional and national Taekwondo competitions.
Senior Delivery Head
Adrian has over 30 years’ experience in the London and US Insurance and Reinsurance markets, starting his career as an underwriting assistant at Excess Insurance in 1987. Adrian’s roles at The Hartford, Room Solutions, Hardy, Advent, and Essential Logic (a US InsureTech startup) gives him deep experience of technology, process, and delivery at every scale.
Adrian joined Whitespace in September 2018 with a mission that includes product delivery and ensuring scalable practices.
Gail joined Whitespace in July 2019 after spending almost 18 years at NIIT Technologies Ltd. (formerly Room Solutions) in a variety of roles with responsibility for configuring and implementing Policy Administration Systems, requirement gathering, system specification, project and support management. She has a track record of delivering excellent service to both new and existing customers in the London Insurance Market, as well as in Europe and the U.S.