Revealed: The 2015 Captive Review Power 50

The 2015 Captive Review Power 50 has now been revealed, showing 14 new entries.

The Power 50 is a ranked list recognising the most influential professionals in the global captive insurance industry.  Returning to the number one spot in 2015 is David Provost (pictured), deputy commissioner for captive insurance in the State of Vermont.

David Provost (Vermont)

A busy and impressive year for captive tax expert Bruce Wright, partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, sees him climb to second spot having been number four in 2014.

The majority of big movers and new entries, however, have come from the European marketplace with Solvency II implementation on the horizon.  This is best illustrated by the rise of Zurich’s Paul Woehrmann into the top ten (from position 47 in 2014) and Aon’s Vincent Barrett, who has moved from number 40 to 14.

2016 is shaping up to be a big year for captives in Europe.  The actions of regulators, captive managers and insurance partners are expected to have a big say in whether the insurance vehicles thrive, simply survive or crash within the European Union.

It is important to note that for the first time in 2015 Captive Review has produced a separate list specifically for those service providers, associations and regulators that concentrate on the United States’ smaller captive space – those entities making the 831(b) tax election.

This list of 20 names – the Enterprise Risk Captive (ERC) Pioneers – will be released on Thursday.

The full run down of the 2015 Captive Review Power 50 is below.  Rationale and pictures of all entries will be featured in the February edition of Captive Review, published in mid-January.

2015 Captive Review Power 50

PositionNameJob TitleCompany / Organization
1David ProvostDeputy Commissioner for Captive InsuranceVermont Department of Insurance
50Joel ChanskyConsulting ActuaryMilliman
49Paul WagnerVice President, Alternative Risk TechniquesAGL Resources
48Michael CorbettDirector of the Captive Insurance SectionTennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance
47Fabrice FrereManaging DirectorAon Global Risk Consulting, Luxembourg
46John PrescottCo-Managing PartnerJohnson Lambert
45Ellen CharnleyGlobal Sales and Marketing LeaderMarsh Captive Solutions
44Charles LavelleSenior PartnerBingham Greenebaum Doll
43James BulkowskiSenior ManagerEY
42Matt LathamHead of Captive ProgrammesXL Catlin
41Mark CookDirectorTowers Watson
40Steve BaumanSenior Vice President - Head of Captive ServicesZurich North America
39Dan LabrieChairmanNational Risk Retention Association (NRRA)
38Jeremy QuickDirector of Banking and Insurance Policy and Supervision DivisionGuernsey Financial Services Commission
37Julia GrahamTechnical DirectorAirmic
36Anne-Marie TowleSenior Captive ConsultantWillis Global Captive Practice
35Julie BoucherPractice Leader – AmericasMarsh Captive Solutions
34Bob GagliardiDirector of Captive ManagementAIG
33John EnglishRegional Managing Director – EMEAAon Captive & Insurance Management
32Scott BeckmanChairmanCICA
31Robert EasthamManaging DirectorKane Bermuda
30Lorraine StackGrowth Leader – EMEA Asia PacificMarsh Captive Solutions
29Brady YoungPresident & CEOStrategic Risk Solutions
28Clive HassettDirector for Multinational ServicesACE European Group
27Sean RiderManaging Director – Consulting & DevelopmentWillis Global Captive Practice
26Salil BhallaHead of Global Fronting EMEAAIG
25Nancy GrayRegional Managing Director, AmericasAon Captive & Insurance Management
24Rich SmithPresidentVermont Captive Insurance Association
23Tomas WittbjierBoard MemberCICA
22Richard LightowlerPartner and Head of InsuranceKPMG
21Gary OsbornePresidentUSA Risk Group
20Jason FlaxbeardSenior Managing DirectorBeecher Carlson
19Dan TowleDirector of Financial Services, Agency of Commerce & Community DevelopmentState of Vermont
18Claude WirionDirector of the Commissariat aux AssurancesLuxembourg
17Arthur KoritzinskyCaptive Advisory Leader – AmericasMarsh Captive Solutions
16David McManusPresidentArtex Risk Solutions
15David GibbonsManaging Director, Captive Insurance GroupPwC
14Vincent BarrettChief Commercial OfficerAon Captive & Insurance Management
13Dennis HarwickCEOCICA
12Paul OwensCEOWillis Global Captive Practice
11Shelby WeldonDirector, Licensing and AuthorisationBermuda Monetary Authority
10Karin LandryManaging PartnerSpring Consulting
9Robert "Skip" MyersPartnerManning Morris & Martin
8Paul WoehrmannHead of Captive Services, Global Corporate EMEA/APAC/LATAMZurich Insurance Company
7Tom JonesPartnerMcDermott Will & Emery
6Peter MullenCEOAon Captive & Insurance Management
5Chris LayPresidentMarsh Captive Solutions
4Steve KinionDirector of the Bureau of Captive and Financial Insurance ProductsDelaware Insurance Department
3Guenter DroeseChairmanECIROA
2Bruce WrightPartnerSutherland Asbill & Brennan
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