Meet the Power 50 Top 10

The Captive Review Power 50 has been announced, with the best of the best in the captive insurance industry honoured.

Here are the Top 10 of the list for 2021.

TOP 10

10 – Marine Charbonnier, Global Programs and Captives Regional Director, Europe, AXA XL

Charbonnier has always been a large force in the European captive industry, and after last year’s AXA XL corporate restructure her role has only grown, and will continue to grow. Charbonnier has extensive experience in the industry, having worked at AXA XL for the past eight years and for Gras Savoye prior to 2013, specialising in captives. Charbonnier’s presence in the European market means she is on the ground as developments happen, able to quickly respond to any changes in the region.

9 – Dan Towle, President, CICA

As the president of the Captive Insurance Companies Association, Towle is singlehandedly organising associations and fighting on behalf of the industry. He is always quick to respond to regulatory updates affecting captives, as well as planning a way to tackle it. Over the last year he has shown exemplary leadership for the industry, dealing with difficult situations such as the cancellation of the CICA conference due to the Covd-19 pandemic, while still helping members each day, spearheading CICA’s committees, and pulling off a virtual event series in record time.

8 – Anne Marie Towle, Global Captive Solutions Leader, Hylant Global Captive Solutions

After her move to Hylant to take over the captive solutions team, Towle has been pushing the company forward in the captive industry with a global view. Hylant set itself big goals for 2020, and is becoming one of the captive . Towle herself is always giving back to the captive industry by speaking at events and conferences, giving her time to others. She is also a big advocate for women in the industry and a leader in all ways.

7 – Sandy Bigglestone, Director of Captive Insurance, State of Vermont

Over the last year the number of captive formations has grown extremely quickly, with many choosing Vermont as their domicile. As director of captive insurance for the state of Vermont, Bigglestone is instrumental in Vermont’s success, ensuring it is one of the biggest and most respected domiciles in the world. Charged with managing the division’s operations and overseeing the financial condition of captives domiciled there, Bigglestone reviews and approves captives applying in Vermont. With the captive expansion in the past year, Viewed as a fair regulator, Bigglestone will be key in keeping Vermont’s reputation at a high standard.

6 – Mark Cook, Director, Global Services and Solutions, Willis Towers Watson

Employee benefits has become a must-have business line for captives over the past few years. Cook is one of the most trusted by multinationals when it comes to implementing such a risk, and has been involved in the space since the mid-90s. With a number of projects and studies pointing to its further implementation, Cook driving is one of those leading the charge in this space.

5 – Nick Hengtes, Co-CEO and Principal, Captive Resources

Although Captive Resources has been around in one form or another for more than 35 years, it’s really over the past couple of years that it has started to make some real noise in the industry. Led by Hentges in its day-to-day operations and strategy, Captive Resources has changed the game when it comes to group captives in the US. Hengtes is extremely knowledgeable

4 – Paul Philips, Chief of Operations, Global Compliance and Reporting, EY

Phillips and his EY team have become go-to guides on topical issues throughout the industry, ranging from alternative risk to tax, giving them the ability to influence and lead the way. While Phillips has a focus on the US, the rest of his team give him the ability to tackle industry challenges all across the globe. Phillips continues to be a leader in the space and his influence will likely continue to grow.

3 – Nancy Gray, Regional Managing Director, Americas, Aon Captive and Insurance Management

With more than 25 years of experience in the industry and a career spanning across International Risk Management Group (IRMG), EY, Johnson & Higgins and PwC, Gray is known across the US market as a leader in America’s captive management community. She was promoted to regional managing director of Americas for Aon in 2005 and now oversees operations in the US, Bermuda, Cayman, Barbados and Vancouver. With Aon acquiring Willis Towers Watson, her influence will only grow in the industry.

2 – Lorraine Stack, international advisor and sales leader, Marsh

With multinational clients around the world, Stack always has insight into the industry’s latest trends, challenges and innovations. A leader in employee benefits, Stack also has vast knowledge of the European market and wisdom on what is driving growth throughout the wider industry.

1 – Brady Young, president and CEO, Strategic Risk Solutions

The past two years has seen Strategic Risk Solutions be incredibly active in the industry, skyrocketing the business with extensive expansion and headhunting some of the biggest and best names in the industry. Brady and SRS continue to be the biggest names in the captives industry, and despite the expansion Brady still takes a hands-on approach to every aspect. 2021 is shaping up to be another huge year for SRS, and they don’t look like slowing down anytime soon.

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