Meet the Board
Paul spent most of his career in the printing and communications industry, holding senior leadership roles in Europe, the US and Asia. From 2008 to 2013, Paul was the chief executive of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, an internationally renowned wildlife charity. Paul has a number of directorships in finance, insurance and property development and, in 2012, was appointed as the founding chairman for Digital Jersey, a partnership between the Government of Jersey and the digital sector to represent and promote the industry.
Rob is a people and customer focused, results driven, Managing Director of a £1.2bn income Insurance business, leading teams of 1050 people across Technical, HR, Finance and Service disciplines. Rob enjoys setting and implementing strategies to drive service improvement whilst being the figurehead for key corporate client relationships across the RSA Commercial Risk Solutions business; RSA’s answer to UK based Commercial insurance. Rob has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years and is ACII qualified having held technical and strategic, UK and internationally, based leadership roles. Rob is a proud father of 2 and enjoys travelling the world with his family.
Sarah is a partner in the Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group of Walkers (Guernsey) LLP. She has significant experience in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution including an emphasis on insolvency, trust and fund litigation. On a personal level Sarah was born locally and is raising her two young daughters on the Island.
Mark Helyar is a Guernsey Advocate and holds an Of Counsel position at Bedell Cristin in Guernsey, Channel Islands, having formerly been its founding and managing partner between 2006 and 2016. Mark is a Barrister of Grays Inn and a Notary Public and has a specialist practice in reinsurance, insurance and ILS, for which he is recognised by international independent legal directories as a leading practitioner. He has advised foreign governments in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and their regulatory authorities on the drafting, inception, regulation and use of insurance and reinsurance structures and legislation. Mark was the Bâtonnier (president) of the Guernsey Bar Council between 2012 and 2014. During his career he and his team have won a number of nominations and international awards for insurance and reinsurance transactions, including the worlds first private listed CAT bond (Solidum) and the first ever Takaful securitisation structured as a Sharia compliant note (Salam III) and more recently life deal of the year 2016 (SQ Re Vita II, Trading Risk Awards). Since stepping down as a partner in August 2016 Mark now focusses on strategic business development matters with clients and also sits as director of a number of Guernsey regulated insurers, reinsurers, investment funds and ILS issuers / transformers.
Mark is a Chartered Management accountant who has held various roles across the RSA business over the last 7 years, most recently as Programme Director for RSA’s strategic response to Brexit. Prior to this Mark was Finance Director for RSA’s European business. Mark has significant experience leading Commercial Insurance teams and developing strategies for business performance. Mark is passionate about his customers and people and building strong relationships both internally and externally. Outside of work Mark is married with a young family and loves to cook, travel and spend time with family and friends.