Management Team

Our management team brings together recognised experts in each of the disciplines required to support and develop underwriting organisations. Our management team is dedicated to delivering superior service to our clients.

Tom Shelley
Chief Executive Officer

Tom was appointed Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 May 2019. He joined Faraday (formerly DP Mann) in 1997 having worked at Syndicate 219. He has been an underwriter of Property Treaty business since 1998. Whilst at Faraday he has also written D&F Property and Aviation retro. He was appointed Head of International Property Treaty in 2013. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in October 2017 as joint Chief Underwriting Officer before taking on the role of CEO.

Chris Thorne
Chief Underwriting Officer

Chris became Faraday's Chief Underwriting Officer and Active Underwriter on 1 May 2019 having held that position jointly since September 2017 when he was appointed to the Board of Directors. He joined Faraday (formerly DP Mann) in 1985 on leaving University. He has been an Underwriter of Casualty business since 1992. Chris was Manager of the Specialist Lines team from 2003 to 2012 and was appointed Head of Casualty underwriting in 2013.

Kevin Harker
Finance Director

Kevin was appointed Finance Director in October 2017. He joined Faraday in 2005 and became Head of Finance in April 2017.

Jason Bond
Chief Operating Officer

Jason joined Faraday in 2003 and was appointed COO in 2015 and is responsible for Faraday's IT and Operations. Jason first joined as reinsurance administration and credit control manager, and then moved to Head of Operations in 2010. Jason has worked in the Insurance sector for 30 years and is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Certified Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management.

Michael Hosking
Chief Risk Officer

Michael joined Faraday in 2016 as the Chief Risk Officer. Michael's team is responsible for the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) process, with specific focus on risk strategy, appetite and internal model use, as well as ensuring Faraday's compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Faraday, Michael was Head of Risk at Marketform Managing Agency and has held previous roles at Catlin Group Ltd and Legal & General.

Charles Glaisher
Head of Claims

Charles joined Faraday (then known as D.P. Mann) in 1994 as Property Claims Manager. He became Head of Claims for the Syndicate and Faraday Reinsurance Co. Ltd in 2004. Prior to Faraday, Charles was an Associated Director of Sturge Syndicate 210.

Liz Richardson
Company Secretary

Liz became Company Secretary for Faraday Underwriting Limited in 1996 having joined the Finance team in 1994. She is now Company Secretary for all the Faraday related legal entities. Liz qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young before working at other accountancy practices, including her own small business, and then moved into commerce.