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Chris Kenning

Chris Kenning


Chris is responsible for Group strategy and helps our clients grow by developing new propositions and matching their business with relevant product partners.

He trained at Grant Thornton in Financial Services Audit and Transaction Support. He then worked in corporate finance at Strand Partners before starting the UK business for an international Financial Services Group specialising in Life, General and Affinity insurance schemes.

Chris is a visiting lecturer at Hull University Business School. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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Karen Barretto

Karen Barretto

Deputy CEO

Karen joined Stubben Edge in 2013 and became Deputy CEO in 2018, and is our expert on all things loyalty.

Karen has extensive experience in insurance and wealth management having spent a number of years at Canada Life where she was the Senior Tax Manager and Barclays where she was Head of UK Trusts.

Karen graduated with a Law Degree and went onto complete her Legal Practice Course. She is a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner and was a member of the Product Tax Panel at the ABI, she now sits on a committee within the MGAA.

Read Karen’s articles here.

Jason Bingham

Jason Bingham


Jason is CTO of Stubben Edge Group, looking after technology and data enrichment and Managing Director of Lucid UX, the group’s in-house development business.

Lucid UX specialises in providing online solutions within regulated sectors, such as Insurance, Finance, Healthcare and Engineering.

He has a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has obtained a distinction in Bachelor of Technology in Information and Technology.

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Danny Stanvliet

Danny Stanvliet

Head of Analytics

Danny joined the Stubben Edge Group in October 2019 as our Head of Analytics, with the main focus of transforming data into business value and driving data-related business change.

Danny is a qualified Actuary with an unusually versatile background, ranging from Data Science all the way to Consulting. Having discovered an early passion for insurance, he has spent more than 7 years exploring all that the short-term insurance industry has to offer.

He completed his B.Sc. Actuarial Science degree Summa Cum Laude, at the North-West University South Africa, in 2012.

Read Danny’s articles here.

Maxine Graham

Maxine Graham

Senior Business Analyst

Maxine is our Senior Business Analyst, directly engaging with clients to evaluate and map processes, understand and document requirements and agree a final solution throughout the project lifecycle, keeping everyone involved and up to date.

She is an experienced and skilled Business Analyst with a proven record of successfully supporting the delivery of multi-faceted and complex business transformational change projects.

Maxine has worked across multiple sectors, including Insurance, Local & Central Government, and Travel, on projects including the implementation of a CRM system across multiple contact centres for local government and latterly across 560+ retail stores.

Tom Cruz

Tom Cruz

Intermediary Relations, Senior Associate

Tom works closely with our business partners to help them develop new products, place existing business and work with them to create solutions that will improve their business.

He began his career working for a large Commercial Insurance Underwriter in Gibraltar, before moving to a boutique Insurance Brokerage in Hampshire. Here, he delivered bespoke solutions to high net worth individuals, as well as developing their High Net Worth offering.

Tom completed his B.A hons in International Business Management at Northumbria University and is currently working towards his diploma in Insurance.

Read Tom’s articles here.

Declan Greene

Declan Greene

Senior Operations Associate

Declan is our Senior Operations Associate, and helps with the day-to-day running of Stubben Edge.

He joined the Stubben Edge Group team as an intern alongside his university studies, working on a large-scale project, implementing a new centralised IT system. Declan works closely with Lucid UX Limited, where he is involved in the Microsoft Dynamics project to replace Legacy Wealth Management and Risk Administration Systems. 

Declan has a BA Hons in Business Management from the Lord Ashcroft International School of Business at Anglia Ruskin University.

Dean Moulder

Dean Moulder

Group Legal Advisor

Dean is the Group Legal advisor and deals with FCA regulatory and compliance, general insurance compliance, contractual and commercial and company secretarial.

Dean qualified as an attorney at the University of the Witwatersrand. He held a Directorship at Ramsay Webber Incorporated, where he specialised in Insurance Litigation for multi-national companies.

His specialities include insurance, regulatory and compliance contractual and commercial drafting.

Julie Maburutse

Julie Maburutse

Corporate Finance Manager

Julie is the group’s corporate finance manager with a focus on transaction structuring, capital raising, financial analysis and reporting.

She developed a wide range of skills working with companies across banking, investment management and specialist financial services during her time as Senior Manager in the Deloitte Financial Services team. She worked for a Private Equity Fund manager before joining the Stubben Edge team.

Julie is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a CFA charter holder.

Simon Farrell

Simon Farrell

Chairman, QC

Simon has practised as a barrister for 35 years and has been a QC for 15 years. He has been appointed to sit as a Recorder at the Criminal Court (Old Bailey) and as a Deputy Deemster (judge) by the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man.

Graham White

Graham White

Senior Independent Director

Joined Lloyd’s of London on 1968 and was appointed Deputy Chairman by the Corporation of Lloyd’s in 2007, Chairman of Argenta Private Capital in 2011 and currently served as a director of Lloyd’s broker Marine Aviation & General.

Nicholas Davenport

Nicholas Davenport

Non-Executive Director

Nick worked in Willis Group for 28 years. He was responsible for the European and retail divisions and was a Board member of each of the major Willis Group operating companies. In 2001, he became non-executive director and acting Chairman of Chubb Europe.

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