PPL Team

Sue Jakobek

Managing Director
Sue has led PPL since its early days in 2016, and was instrumental in driving the project forwards to its strong London Market position today.  She has broad experience of digital transformation projects across various sectors and a keen understanding of the challenges faced by the London Market as it works to modernise. Sue was previously Chief Operating Officer at Adsensa, the market leader in contract data discovery, capture and analytics. Sue has worked extensively in marketing and sales across the technology sector, having previously held roles with companies including HP, Oracle and AT&T for whom she initiated and oversaw its UK national internet strategy.  She also led Ordnance Survey’s nationwide migration to digital mapping.

Colin O'Malley

Head of Operations

Colin is Head of Operations and has been at PPL since its beginning, having been brought in to get the platform off the ground. Colin has wide-ranging experience across the insurance spectrum in underwriting, operations and IT, including significant experience of setting up e-trading platforms within the insurance industry, as well as outside it. He has previously worked for Hiscox, Ace and Lloyd’s.

Andy Woolley

Product & Practice Manager

Andy been at PPL since 2015.  His responsibilities are wide ranging, including the life cycle of PPL service, investment planning and developing the platform in accordance with Board agreed strategy.

Andy’s background is in business consulting – he has more than 30 years’ experience in the London insurance market and has held roles at QBE, JLT, Marsh and Lloyd’s, among others.  This has provided him with a peerless understanding of the workings of (re)insurance processes, market dynamics and the support needed by firms as they transition to use e-placing.

When he’s not working, Andy is Chairman of his local Parish Council and is a season ticket holder for Brighton & Hove Albion Football club.

Jonathan joined PPL in 2015, defining and leading the roll out of PPL to the London Market.  His effort was recognised at the 2018 Market People Awards when he won the category for Outstanding Contribution to Industry Transformation.  With the roll out complete, he is now responsible for the PPL onboarding team that provides ongoing support for member firms, onboarding services for new joiners to the platform and our training capabilities. Jonathan is a former business analyst specialising in digital transformation and is used to working on complex programmes. He has held roles across the insurance industry, including at Beazley, Hiscox, Direct Line and ACE.

Ali Dove

Head of Market Relations
Ali joined PPL in 2015 with responsibility for market engagement and market communications. After taking a career break for most of 2019, she re-joined PPL in January of this year working 4 days per week. Ali’s background is Project & Programme management, Change management. Having worked for Lloyd’s for ten years delivering multiple change programmes both in the UK and internationally, this experience has given Ali has a solid understanding of the market and an inept ability to bring people together, connect, collaborate & deliver results. When she is not working, Ali shares her time between her Grandchildren, her interior design hobby and her holiday home in Spain!

Gill Runciman

PPL Service & Onboarding Manager

Gill has been with PPL since 2016, and in her role as Service Manager is responsible for ensuring effective operation of the platform and managing service aligned to ITIL disciplines, including incident management, availability, capacity and service levels etc. Starting out in underwriting and then moving to IT, Gill has worked in the (re)insurance market for almost 20 years, including roles at Hiscox, Aspen and Gen Re.

When not working, Gill enjoys travelling, social events and is known to be a bit of a shopaholic!

Martin Baker

Market Engagement

Martin is part of the team responsible for market engagement at PPL, liaising with both carriers and brokers.  Martin has been in the insurance market for over twenty years, including broking roles as at Arthur J Gallagher and Marsh. Before joining PPL in November 2015, he was a stakeholder manager at Lloyd’s.

When not working, Martin likes to be in the great outdoors, enjoying a cycle ride or a good walk.

Christophe Lacroix

Market Engagement

Christophe is part of the team responsible for Market Engagement at PPL, liaising with both carriers and brokers. Christophe joined the PPL Onboarding team in August 2018 before joining the Market Engagement team in September 2019. Before joining PPL, Christophe held various roles at CNA Insurance and CFC Underwriting.

In his spare time, Christophe likes to spend time with his daughter, enjoys the outdoor or dreams about where his next holiday will take him.

Association Contacts

Useful Contacts

Board of Directors

Theo Butt

Aileen Croft

Justin Emrich

John Hiskett

Sarah Howe

Paul Jack

Kirk Maddern

Bronek Masojada (Chair)

Kate Roy

Barnaby Rugge-Price

Nathan Shanaghy

Nick Willams-Walker