Our Board consists of three Executive Directors and eight Non-Executive Directors.

Executive Directors

  • Richard Brindle

    Mr. Brindle has a career of over 35 years in the insurance industry. Before establishing Fidelis, Richard was the driving force behind Lancashire, founding the company in October 2005 and acting as CEO until April 2014. Lancashire’s innovative and rigorous underwriting approach meant it consistently outperformed its insurance peers. Richard’s insurance career began in 1984 at Posgate and Denby Managing Agency, and since then has included spells at Syndicate 488, Charman Underwriting – where he was the main underwriter – Tarquin Underwriting from 1991 to 1998, and Ascot Underwriting Agency, where he was a non-executive board member from December 2001 to September 2005.

  • Charles Mathias

    Charlie joined Fidelis in 2015 and brings over three decades of broking and underwriting experience.  Charlie was previously at Lancashire until November 2015 where he was Chief Risk Officer with responsibility for the group’s enterprise risk management. He started at Lancashire at its launch in October 2005, and his roles there also included Chief Underwriting Officer of the Bermuda entity and Group Underwriting Operations Director. Prior to 2005 he held a number of roles with brokers and MGAs in London, the USA and Mexico. Charlie is a member of the Executive Committee.

  • Daniel Burrows

    Dan joined Fidelis in 2015. Prior to this he was co-CEO of AonBenfield’s Global ReSpeciality (GRS) division from 2013 until 2015. Specialising in non-marine retrocession and the aviation, marine and energy sectors, among others, he supported all of AonBenfield’s business hubs across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he was Deputy CEO of the GRS division from 2008 until 2013. He began his career as a non-marine property broker at Greig Fester in the 1980s, later joining the retrocession team and then leading that team following a merger with Benfield in 1997. Dan is a member of the Executive Committee.

Non-executive Directors

  • Faris Cassim

    Faris is a Portfolio Manager in the Private Equities Department at The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Since joining in 2014, Faris has been involved in a number of ADIA investments in the financial and business services sectors. Prior to joining ADIA, Faris worked in the corporate development and investment banking groups at UBS from January 2010 to December 2013. Faris holds a Master in Finance from ETH Zurich and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL).

  • Richard DeMartini 

    Richard has been a partner of Crestview Partners since January 2005. In 2021, Richard became a vice chairman of Crestview. Prior to Crestview, Richard served as president of the Bank of America Wealth and Asset Management Group from March 2001 until December 2004. At Bank of America, Richard was responsible for all wealth and asset management activities and oversaw approximately $400 billion in assets under management. He was also a member of Bank of America’s operating committee. Prior to Bank of America, Richard retired from Morgan Stanley where he served as Chairman and CEO of the international private client group from January 1975 to February 2001. His 26‐year career at Morgan Stanley included roles as president of individual asset management and co-president of Dean Witter & Company, Inc. and Chairman of Discover Card. He was also a member of the Morgan Stanley management committee. Richard has served as Chairman of the board of the NASDAQ Stock Market from December 1995 to December 1997 and Vice Chairman of the board of directors of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. from January 1992 to December 1995. Richard currently serves on the board of directors of Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. since August 2013, PMC Consolidated Holdings, LLC since September 2018 and Partners Capital Investment Group, LLC since August 2011. Richard is also a director of  Protect My Car and chairman of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Richard received a B.A. from San Diego State University, which he attended on a tennis scholarship.

  • Cathy Iberg

    Cathy is Vice President of Investments at the St David’s Foundation, a charitable foundation dedicated to providing and supporting non‐profit health related programmes in the US, including the largest scholarship program in Texas for aspiring health professionals, and the largest mobile dental program in the country. Cathy joined the St David’s Foundation in December 2015. Prior to her role at the Foundation, Cathy was UTIMCO’s (University of Texas Investment Management Company) President and Deputy CIO retiring in August of 2014. At UTIMCO she was responsible for investment oversight of $30 billion in investment assets in addition to the management of public equity, fixed income and hedge fund investments. Her employment with the organisation dates back to April of 1991 when she joined the U.T. System Office of Asset Management, the predecessor to UTIMCO. Previous to joining U.T. System, Cathy practiced in the area of public accounting for 15 years. She has a B.Sc. degree in accounting and is a CPA.

  • Daniel Brand

    Daniel joined CVC in 2009 and is currently serving as Senior Managing Director, US Head of Financial Services and Co-Head of Business Services at CVC. Daniel leads CVC's private equity activities in US financial services, co-leads CVC's private equity activities in US business services and is based in New York. Prior to joining CVC, Daniel worked at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Credit Suisse in the investment banking division covering financial institutions. Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Dana LaForge

    Dana joined Pine Brook in June 2020 and is a partner on the financial services investment team. Dana is a member of the Investment Committee and also represents Pine Brook as a board director of Amedeo Capital Limited, Belmont Green Limited, Fair Square Financial Holdings LLC and Talcott Resolution.

    Dana has over 20 years of private equity investment and management experience. Prior to joining Pine Brook, he was a managing director and head of the North American financial institutions investment banking groups at Bankers Trust, Alex Brown, and Deutsche Bank.  Dana also served as a partner of several entrepreneurial investment businesses and private equity funds focused in financial services, where he worked closely with the portfolio companies. These businesses included Brera Capital Partners and Colonnade Financial Group, a spin out from Deutsche Bank created to manage a private equity portfolio.

    Dana holds a B.S. in Commerce and Accounting from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. He also serves as a director of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and as Chairman of the Board of the Myeloma Investment Fund. 

  • William Spiegel

    William is Executive Chairman of Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings. Prior to joining Randall & Quilter, he was a managing partner and co-founder of Pine Brook Partners from July 2006 to January 2020, responsible for managing Pine Brook’s financial services investing activities. He was also a member of Pine Brook’s Management and Investment Committees from July 2006 to January 2020.

    William has 30 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining Pine Brook, he was with the Cypress Group from its inception in April 1994 until July 2006, managing its financial services and healthcare investing activities. Before joining the Cypress Group, William worked in the Merchant Banking Group at Lehman Brothers from September 1990 until April 1994. He has served on the boards of directors of over 20 companies, including eight publicly traded corporations. William is currently a member of The University of Chicago Polsky Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisory Board and the Private Equity Council.

    William holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

  • Michael Pearson

    Mike has been the Chairman of Fidelis Underwriting Limited board (our UK Operating Subsidiary) since 2015. He has over 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry and was the Chief Risk Officer at Lancashire Insurance Company from 2010 until 2013. Mike has held roles as Head of Internal Audit in both the Lloyd’s and company markets and Chief Risk Officer roles in the UK and abroad. He is a chartered accountant and a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. 

  • Charles Collis

    Charles Collis is a Director in the Corporate department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman and is Head of the Bermuda Insurance Practice. Charles joined Conyers in 1990 and became a partner in 1998.

    Charles specialises in insurance and reinsurance, advising on corporate and regulatory matters. The convergence of the insurance markets and capital markets has led Charles to specialise in insurance linked securities. He has conducted a significant number of insurance securitisations and transformation transactions using special purpose vehicles, traditional reinsurance companies and segregated account companies.

    Charles does a broad range of corporate and regulatory work for insurance and reinsurance companies. For over thirty years, he has advised insurance clients on their incorporation and licensing, capital raising, regulatory requirements, IPO’s and merger and acquisition activity.

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