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Executive Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team

Dan Saulter BSc(Hons) ACA

Group Chief Executive Officer

Dan joined Davies in 2013 having spent five years at Towergate Insurance in various senior leadership roles including as Divisional CEO, and Group M&A Director.  A Chartered Accountant, Dan trained with KPMG in London, working in the firm’s consulting and M&A businesses before moving to advisory firm Pannell Kerr Forster (now BDO) as a Director in their M&A practice.  Prior to this Dan worked internationally with Shell Group.

M. +44 7967 578721
E. dan.saulter@davies-group.com

Darren Coombes BSc(Hons), ACII, MCIOB

Chief Growth Officer

Darren is a chartered insurer with more than 20 year’s experience in the insurance and outsourcing sectors.  He joined Davies in 2001, having spent 8 years at Pycraft & Arnold and Miller Fisher in various senior leadership roles, including Regional Operations Director and Group Business Development Director.  Darren became Partner in 2003 before leading the first Davies MBO in 2008, when he joined the Board as Markets Director before becoming Executive Chairman and leading our UK and Ireland Claims business up until the end of 2019.  Darren is now the Group Chief Growth Officer responsible for the growth plan across the group.

M. +44 7764 471340
E. darren.coombes@davies-group.com

Tony DeBiase

Chief Financial Officer

Tony is a qualified accountant with over 20 years post qualified experience. He joined the Davies group in June 2012 having started his career as a graduate trainee at GEC Marconi before joining Schroders Plc where he spent 9 years, predominantly in the Investment Management Division. In 1999 Tony moved to Travelex where he joined the Group Operating board taking responsibility for Finance, Treasury and Tax. When Travelex was sold to Apax Partners in 2005 Tony left to become Finance Director of Small World Financial Services. Tony was part of the small management team which successfully turned Small World into Europe’s third largest money transfers business.

M. +44 7974 075227
E. tony.debiase@davies-group.com

Matt Button – ACA

Chief Corporate Development Officer

Matt joined Davies in 2015 having spent three years at the Towergate Group. At Towergate, Matt spent two years as Group M&A Manager, leading a number of acquisitions and disposals. After Towergate acquired Arista, a large UK based MGA in 2014, Matt joined the business as Interim Finance Director, leading the integration into the Group. Prior to Towergate Matt held Corporate Finance advisory roles for Smith & Williamson and PKF (UK) LLP, where he trained as a Chartered Accountant. Matt is responsible for our M&A strategy and execution as well as integration activity.  In addition, Matt heads up other strategic initiatives such as our group wide cross-selling programme.

M. +44 7718 697213
E. matthew.button@davies-group.com

Kath Mainon

CEO – Claims Solutions UK & Ireland

Kath is a Chartered Insurer with more than 20 years’ experience of the claims sector. Kath joined Davies in 2014 following the acquisition of MFS. Prior to that Kath worked as Head of Claims Handling for DAC Beachcroft after heading up the development of the TCS Claims outsourcing business for Endsleigh Insurance. Kath has in-depth experience of all aspects of commercial and retail motor claims including corporate and the Lloyds’ market, and has led numerous successful outsource implementations.

M. +44 7930 507325
E. kath.mainon@davies-group.com

Mark Grocott

CEO – Consulting & Technology & Chief Digital Officer

Mark is Davies’ Chief Digital Officer and is responsible for driving the digital transformation of Davies operations and for our clients.  He leads our digital and technology vision and strategy, promoting disruption and innovation. In addition Mark runs Davies’ property claims operations.

Mark joined Davies in 2001 after a career in Insurance Broking and Financial Services. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance & claims sector.

M. +44 7834 258474
E. mark.grocott@davies-group.com

Steven Crabb

CEO – Insurance Services

Steven joined Davies in 2017 through the acquisition of Ambant which he helped found in 2008. Prior to that Steven worked for Lambourn Insurance Services providing services to insurance companies and Lloyd’s syndicates operating in the London Market. Steven started his working life at a specialist insurance company before moving across the services side of the industry in 1993.

M. +44 7957 600970
E. steven.crabb@davies-group.com

Anne Thorne

HR Director

Anne is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She is a highly respected HR professional with a wealth of experience from working within people driven businesses. Anne joined Davies through the acquisition of Garwyn from Equidebt Ltd where she was HR Director, she has also held director-level HR roles at Eurofins and Casella.

M.+44 7740 913902
E. anne.thorne@davies-group.com