Paul Hollands

Chief data and analytics officer


Paul joined AXA in May 2023 as UK & Ireland Chief Data and Analytics Officer to design and implement a Data & Analytics strategy, centred around ensuring data is at the centre of helping the UK & Ireland businesses achieve their business strategies. 

Paul has 22 years of experience in bringing together the brightest and smartest minds to create data and analytics teams that have transformed some of Britain’s biggest financial services companies. (RBS/NatWest, Hastings, HBOS and Lloyds to name but a few). 

With his origins as an analyst, experience gained across pricing, risk and customer analytics has given a strong ability to drive commercial value from data products, ensuring that partnerships with stakeholders and customers is at the heart of data product design. 

Alongside this, experience in successfully delivering large Data Transformation programmes has ensured he can effectively lead transformations of data and analytical capabilities across large enterprises.

This is backed up by a strong reputation as a leader who develops teams to become highly effective in how they work closely with stakeholders to focus on value and deliver business outcomes.

When not elbows deep in data, Paul lives in South West London with his wife, Claire and two daughters, Lottie and Kitty (and Oscar, their cat!)

Lloyd Holman

Chief technology officer

By Miles (part of Direct Line Group)

With over 15 years of experience as an enterprise software consultant for brands such as Abrdn, Moonpig, River Island, and Dunnhumby, I currently hold the position of Chief Technology Officer at By Miles, a usage-based insurance scale-up under the Direct Line Group. Having successfully led technological transformations, including a strategic exit, I am enthusiastic about sharing how we think big while starting small with AI, considering the customer at every step, ensuring a thoughtful approach to practical AI applications.

Ed Leon Klinger


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George Beattie

Head of innovation


Passionate about creating and trading novel insurance solutions that address the evolving needs and challenges of the industry’s clients, George Beattie joined CFC as Head of Innovation in January 2023.

Leveraging CFC’s cutting edge technology and data science, George leads a team focused on breakthrough product innovation designed for the risks of tomorrow including climate, intangible assets and emerging technology. 

Prior to joining CFC, George established and led the incubation underwriting function at Beazley for just over two years having spent almost four years at Willis Tower Watson as head of product recall, environmental liability and reputational risk.

Carys Lawton-Bryce

Chief operating officer


Carys Lawton-Bryce is the Chief Operating Officer for the international division of Markel, where she is responsible for the build-out, strategy, and day-to-day management of the operations function. Since joining Markel in August 2021 her focus has been on enhancing operational capabilities including underwriting and claims tools, delivering a data strategy, and working with partners to develop digital distribution platforms, relevant to the London market. Prior to this, she has 17 years of experience in the insurance industry holding leadership roles across operations, change, and IT.