Ellipse Staff

Lee Lovett - Ellipse

Lee Lovett

Chief Executive Officer

lee.lovett@ellipse.co.uk

0203 003 6201

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Lee Lovett

Chief Executive Officer

I am proud and excited to be leading Ellipse and to have the opportunity to guide the business through the next stage of our development. I genuinely believe our combination of people and technology creates a leading market proposition. Outside of work I am married with two grown up sons, play golf regularly and enjoy being in the garden.

Tim Creamer - Ellipse

Tim Creamer

Chief Operating Officer

tim.creamer@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6205

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Tim Creamer

Chief Operating Officer

I began my career in medical underwriting and now have over 20 years’ experience in individual protection, group risk and reinsurance business across underwriting, operations and even a period consulting in process re-engineering. I’ve a keen interest in process redesign and system development. Outside of work I have three kids that keep me busy.

Yasemin Yildiz - Ellipse

Yasemin Yildiz

Acting Chief Information Officer

yasemin.yildz@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6215

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Yasemin Yildiz

Acting Chief Information Officer

My role involves everything from managing our IT developers, ensuring that the systems function to investigating system issues. I’ve worked at Ellipse since 2010 so I’ve seen my fair share of system developments and changes. Although my origins are Turkish, my knowledge of Turkish is very basic, but I’ve made up for it by being practically fluent in three other European languages!

Eva Weary - Ellipse

Eva Werry

Chief Information Officer

eva.werry@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6202

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Eva Werry

Chief Information Officer

I am currently on maternity leave. Please contact Acting Chief Information Officer Yasemin Yildiz on 020 3003 6215.

Ed Bryan - Ellipse

Ed Bryan

Head of Distribution

ed.bryan@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6213

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Ed Bryan

Head of Distribution

Since 2009 I have headed the sales team. As the business has flourished I have seen the team grow from myself to now 10. We can help with any new business queries or technical questions about group risk. I live on the South Coast with my family and very much looking forward to seeing Brighton in the premier league!

Clodagh Drummond - Ellipse

Clodagh Drummond

Distribution Specialist

clodagh.drummond@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6228

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Clodagh Drummond

Distribution Specialist

I am currently on maternity leave. If you need to get in touch, please call 020 3003 6262.

Simon Davey - Ellipse

Simon Davey

Distribution Consultant

simon.davey@ellipse.co.uk

07703 912 665

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Simon Davey

Distribution Consultant

I have worked in the group risk market for over 30 years, but with the right mix of technology, people and tradition, Ellipse is able to offer something different. If you are an adviser based in the East of England, Scotland or Northern Ireland and would like to know more about Ellipse, please contact me.

David Butler - Ellipse

David Butler

Distribution Consultant

david.butler@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6225

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David Butler

Distribution Consultant

I have nine years’ experience in the group risk industry, working for a competitor previous to Ellipse. My role is look after an established portfolio of advisory firms in the London and South East region. If you’re an adviser or benefit consultant in the South East region, please contact me directly if you’d like a face to face visit.

David Wheatley - Ellipse

David Wheatley

Distribution Consultant

david.wheatley@ellipse.co.uk

07753 282 313

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David Wheatley

Distribution Consultant

My role is to promote our proposition and support intermediaries within the South West. I have worked within this market for 10 years, both from an insurer and intermediary perspective. Away from work I am a fan of most sports but mostly follow the successes (or not!) of Swindon Town FC and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Anne-Lise Bonne

Distribution Specialist

anne-lise.bonne@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6242

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Anne-Lise Bonne

Distribution Specialist

I joined Ellipse in May 2016. If you’re an adviser based in London, East Sussex, Kent , Surrey or Berkshire – I’m your point of contact. I’m always happy to meet you at your office for an introduction, talk about group risk, demonstrate our online system and provide any training. Outside of the office, I spend my time cooking, reading, writing and running.

Mohammed Qassim - Ellipse

Mohammed Qassim

Distribution Consultant

mohammed.qassim@ellipse.co.uk

07885 207 364

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Mohammed Qassim

Distribution Consultant

I’m the distribution consultant for the North and my job is to help you write more group protection business. My support ranges from help with our products, our systems, particular schemes or the market itself. With over 25 years’ experience in financial services I should be able to add some value to your business. Feel free to get in touch.

Mark Clissold - Ellipse

Mark Clissold

Distribution Specialist

mark.clissold@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6223

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Mark Clissold

Distribution Specialist

I have worked within the insurance industry for several years, mainly motor insurance and this is my first venture into the world of Group Risk. Outside of work I like to spend time with family and friends. I also have a keen interest in history and follow the ups and downs of Bristol Rovers.

Chloe Marven - Ellipse

Chloe Marven

Distribution Specialist

chloe.marven@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6228

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Chloe Marven

Distribution Specialist

Having worked internationally in the financial industry, this is my first venture into insurance. I joined the Ellipse team in February 2017, here, I aim to provide a helpful service to our advisers whilst ensuring that business runs smoothly. Outside of work I enjoy spending my time in London with friends and family.

Adam Bell - Ellipse

Adam Bell

Telephone Sales Manager

adam.bell@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6214

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Adam Bell

Telephone Sales Manager

I have worked within the insurance industry for over five years and have recently joined Ellipse in 2017. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends, family and my dog! I am also a keen sports fan, mainly football and golf, and I try to make sure I get my money’s worth out of my gym membership!

Peter Kerins - Ellipse

Peter Kerins

Head of Client Service

peter.kerins@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6247

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Peter Kerins

Head of Client Service

I joined Ellipse in September 2014. My role in Ellipse is to head up our client services area ensuring we provide the highest level of customer service to our advisers and their clients. My spare time is dominated by rugby, I am player coach for my local club Haywards Heath. I also enjoy unwinding by taking our dog Cooper (a beagle) for long country walks.

Vicki Pope Thomas

Vicki Pope Thomas

Client Services Unit Manager

vicki.popethomas@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6244

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Vicki Pope Thomas

Client Services Unit Manager

After graduating from Cardiff University and travelling around the globe I joined the world of group risk! I have worked at Ellipse since 2013 when I first joined the Client Service team. Outside of work I fit in as much travel as possible, I love exploring different cultures. When at home I like cooking new recipes, running and being a tourist in my own town!

Danielle Ward-Smith - Ellipse

Danielle Ward-Smith

Senior Client Service Specialist

danielle.ward-smith@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6218

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Danielle Ward-Smith

Senior Client Service Specialist

I joined Ellipse in 2009 as part of Client Services. This was my first role in Group Risk, previously working within Mortgages and Pensions. As a Client Service adviser, my aim is to provide the best possible service quickly and efficiently. In my spare time I am a very busy mummy to two girls and I enjoy reading when I get some peace and quiet.

Genevieve Ulyate - Ellipse

Genevieve Ulyate

Client Service Specialist

genevieve.ulyate@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6238

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Genevieve Ulyate

Client Service Specialist

Genevieve the Kiwi. I love living in London; spending time with my English family and exploring the English countryside. What I really enjoy about working at Ellipse is the culture and the people I get to work with.

Alex Darbon - Ellipse

Alex Darbon

Client Service Specialist

alex.darbon@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6249

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Alex Darbon

Client Service Specialist

I joined Ellipse in March 2014 for what is my first venture into the Group Risk market. My main role as a Client Service Specialist is to provide high quality service to our clients and to maintain a good relationship with advisers. When I’m not at work, you’ll usually find me doing a local pub quiz, eating out at restaurants or ranting about my beloved Arsenal.

James Gardner - Ellipse

James Gardner

Client Service Specialist

james.gardner@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6216

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James Gardner

Client Service Specialist

I have worked at Ellipse since moving from t’up North in June 2015. Tea is the third meal of the day, Barms are used for bacon & sausage, it’s always brown and not red sauce and yes, a Pie Sandwich and Pea Wet is a thing. Also, why do your chippy’s not have gravy?

Amy-Elizabeth Best - Ellipse

Amy-Elizabeth Best

Client Service Specialist

amy.best@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6239

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Amy-Elizabeth Best

Client Service Specialist

I graduated with a degree in Law back in 2014 and began work with the Financial Ombudsman Service as an adjudicator in the Investment department. With experience of Life, CIC and IP products, I decided to make the move in to group risk with Ellipse. Outside of work, I enjoy travelling and seeing as much of the world as I can.

Leanne Marshall - Ellipse

Leanne Marshall

Client Service Specialist

leanne.marshall@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6118

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Leanne Marshall

Client Service Specialist

I joined Ellipse in 2016, straight after completing a Politics degree, so joining Client Services here was my first job within the Group Risk industry. When I’m not at work I enjoy going for long seafront runs or to gym classes, dog walks with my two border collies and seeing friends. I try and travel a lot, mostly holidays or city breaks.

Gayatri Amin - Ellipse

Gayatri Amin

Client Service Specialist

gayatri.amin@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6224

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Gayatri Amin

Client Service Specialist

After graduating in Law I moved into Insurance, in particular, group risk when I joined Ellipse in 2016.  Here, I aim to exceed expectations whenever possible by delivering high levels of service both quickly and accurately. Outside of work you will find me everywhere, seeing what the world has to offer, with a cheeky side dish of sunbathing!

Jack Nelson - Ellipse

Jack Nelson

Client Service Specialist

jack.nelson@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6245

Jessica Torrance - Ellipse

Jessica Torrance

Client Service Specialist

jessica.torrance@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6229

Yasmin Ohene-Asabere - Ellipse

Yasmin Ohene-Asabere

Client Service Specialist

yasmin.ohene-asabere@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6162

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Yasmin Ohene-Asabere

Client Service Specialist

Graduating with a chemical engineering degree in 2015, I came out of university and went into client and financial services and I have since enjoyed it. I joined Ellipse in May 2017, it’s a nice office environment and everyone is so helpful and lovely. Outside of work, I like to try new recipes and travel when I can.

Halima Ibrahim - Ellipse

Halima Ibrahim

Client Service Specialist

Halima.Ibrahim@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6125

Alison Crane - Ellipse

Alison Crane

Claims Specialist

alison.crane@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6231

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Alison Crane

Claims Specialist

I joined Ellipse in 2012 and have 17 years’ experience in the insurance & reinsurance industry. My role as Claims Specialist sees me assessing Life, Critical Illness and Income Protection claims. My spare time is spent exploring London and its many pop-up restaurants and bars. A northerner at heart, I’m still in search of a southern chip shop that sells gravy!

Chris Morgan - Ellipse

Chris Morgan

Chief Marketing Officer

chris.morgan@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6220

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Chris Morgan

Chief Marketing Officer

As well as managing our marketing communications team, my role also includes developing partnerships with distributors. I have been at Ellipse since 2010, where I worked in the Distribution team before taking on my current role in late 2014. Before Ellipse, I worked in several sales and marketing roles within financial services, all with a technology focus. Catch me on Twitter @Chris_Ellipse

Thom Davies - Ellipse

Thom Davies

Communications Specialist

thomas.davies@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6212

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Thom Davies

Communications Specialist

I joined the Ellipse communications team in June 2015 after graduating with a design degree. As a team we manage the website, social media accounts, PR and produce/edit content for all. My time spent out of the office is often consumed by cycling, bouldering in the local climbing centre, taking photos with my film camera and travelling.

Katy Venes

Senior Marketing Executive

katy.venes@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6232

Louise Donovan - Ellipse

Louise Donovan

Product Manager

louise.donovan@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6203

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Louise Donovan

Product Manager

I have worked in the group risk market for over 10 years. I started off in scheme underwriting before moving to product development. With Ellipse, I have responsibility for product development but I do a little bit of underwriting “on the side”. My favourite thing outside of work is going on holiday and I have enjoyed some fantastic trips to Australia and the US.

James Cosma - Ellipse

James Cosma

Scheme Underwriting Manager

james.cosma@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6237

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James Cosma

Scheme Underwriting Manager

Since joining Ellipse in 2011, I’ve moved into my current role heading up a fantastic team of scheme underwriters using over 10 years’ experience in the group risk market. Outside of work I enjoy playing golf, trying to improve my 14 handicap. I also enjoy visiting new destinations around the world with my wife and family.

Mark Roberts - Ellipse

Mark Roberts

Scheme Underwriter

mark.roberts@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6236

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Mark Roberts

Scheme Underwriter

I’ve been working in group risk for over five years, having also been an underwriter at Unum before joining Ellipse. I am currently studying towards ACII having recently completed my Diploma. When I’m not working I love travelling and dining out. I am also an avid sports fan and hold a Crystal Palace season ticket.

Sarah Lewis - Ellipse

Sarah Lewis

Senior Scheme Underwriter

sarah.lewis@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6221

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Sarah Lewis

Senior Scheme Underwriter

I am currently on maternity leave. Should you need to contact underwriting, please call 020 3003 6237.

Jackie Sandon - Ellipse

Jackie Sandon

Senior Scheme Underwriter

jackie.sandon@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6241

Suzanne Lakin - Ellipse

Suzanne Lakin

Scheme Underwriter

suzanne.lakin@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6297

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Suzanne Lakin

Scheme Underwriter

I spent the first 18 years of my career as a Scheme Underwriter at Canada Life, then following a nine year break to raise my children I joined the Underwriting team at Ellipse in 2012. I work on a part-time basis on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Outside of work I enjoy partaking in numerous sporting and cultural activities with my family.

James Lawlor - Ellipse

James Lawlor

Junior Scheme Underwriter

james.lawlor@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6207

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James Lawlor

Junior Scheme Underwriter

I have been working in insurance since I graduated from the University of Limerick, Ireland in 2014 with a Masters in Risk Management & Insurance. I previously held the role of Client Service Specialist before moving into underwriting. Outside of work I love football and support Newcastle United. I’m the 2012 ‘All Ireland’ hopscotch champion, in my spare time I play darts.

William Hardie - Ellipse

William Hardie

Junior Scheme Underwriter

william.hardie@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6217

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William Hardie

Junior Scheme Underwriter

Having worked in motor insurance for two years as a data analyst, this is my first venture into the Group Risk market where I now work as a Junior Scheme Underwriter. Outside of work I spend my time playing and watching as many sports as possible as well as travelling as often as I can afford to.

Alfonso Lopez-Martinez - Ellipse

Alfonso Lopez-Martinez

Junior Scheme Underwriter

alfonso.lopez-martinez@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6128

Sam Gilliland - Ellipse

Sam Gilliland

Underwriting Technician

sam.gilliland@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6234

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Sam Gilliland

Underwriting Technician

I have over four years’ experience within group risk having previously worked in private medical insurance abroad. I currently work in the Underwriting team here at Ellipse with a particular focus on rate reviews. Away from work I enjoy all sport notably football, golf and skiing as well as travelling to new places.

Linda Bodewes - Ellipse

Linda Bodewes

Medical Underwriter

linda.bodewes@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6119

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Linda Bodewes

Medical Underwriter

I have been in the insurance industry for seven years, beginning in claims. I was born in the Netherlands and grew up in New Zealand. I moved to the UK in 2016 with my partner. I joined Ellipse shortly afterwards in the underwriting team. Outside of work I enjoy roller derby, water sports, activism and travel.

Alexandra Corston - Ellipse

Alex Corston

Medical Underwriter

alexandra.corston@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6222

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Alex Corston

Medical Underwriter

I joined Ellipse in November 2013 as a medical underwriter so I am responsible for assessing individual members for cover based on their lifestyle and medical history. Outside of work, I enjoy reading anything by Jodie Picoult and weekly Konga classes. I also love being by the sea, whether that’s day trips to the coast or on holiday somewhere sunny!

Sophie Luton - Ellipse

Sophie Luton

Chief Financial Officer

sophie.luton@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6208

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Sophie Luton

Chief Financial Officer

I qualified as an accountant in 1996 whilst working for Legal & General in their General Insurance division. After several years there I left to experience life in a couple of very different industries (water & maritime communications) before joining the Munich Re Group in 2002.

Ngoni Munedzimwe - Ellipse

Ngoni Munedzimwe

Head of Actuarial

ngoni.munedzimwe@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6248

Nicholas Fernandes - Ellipse

Nicholas Fernandes

Accounts Assistant

nicholas.fernandes@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6210

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Nicholas Fernandes

Accounts Assistant

I joined Ellipse in September 2014. I previously worked in an Accounting firm and I am currently studying towards the ACCA qualification, following on from a degree in Mathematics from Imperial College. Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, reading, riding my motorbike and traveling – I’m trying to do as many weekend trips to Europe as possible!

Claire Morgan - Ellipse

Claire Morgan

Financial Controller

claire.morgan@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6206

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Claire Morgan

Financial Controller

I’ve worked at Munich Re since 2003, starting off at Great Lakes Reinsurance before moving over to Ellipse during its start up in 2009. FCCA qualified, I am the Financial Controller here. Please contact me for any accounting queries relating to Ellipse that you may have. Outside Ellipse I endeavour to keep my three and five-year-old daughters entertained!

Killian Farrelly - Ellipse

Killian Farrelly

Actuarial Analyst

killian.farrelly@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6214

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Killian Farrelly

Actuarial Analyst

Ellipse was my first venture into the group risk market when I joined in 2014 and began studying towards my actuarial qualification, having previously spent a year in reinsurance. I have a background in financial economics and thoroughly enjoy crunching data, so this role is a great fit. I’m a massive foodie and, for my sins, an avid Arsenal fan.

Mariya Lalloo - Ellipse

Mariya Lalloo

Actuarial Analyst

mariya.lalloo@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6233

Tracy Mitchell - Ellipse

Tracy Mitchell

Officer Manager

tracy.mitchell@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6204

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Tracy Mitchell

Officer Manager

I joined Ellipse in 2011 having worked for several small insurers, St James’s Place & Swiss Life. My role is to look after the general running / health & safety of the office ensuring all teams can maintain a high level of service.  I enjoy swimming, travelling to France and someday hope to move there to enjoy all that lovely food and wine!

Tara O'Brien - Ellipse

Tara O’Brien

Project Manager

tara.obrien@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6209

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Tara O’Brien

Project Manager

My main role as a Project Manager is to plan and co-ordinate the development of new IT systems and upgrades to existing ones. I enjoy spending time socialising with friends, shopping and travelling.

Ravi Jit - Ellipse

Ravi Jit

Trainee Business Analyst

ravi.jit@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6246

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Ravi Jit

Trainee Business Analyst

I joined Ellipse in March 2015 to begin my Group Risk career. I graduated in 2012 from Nottingham University studying Microbiology. My spare time is taken up by the emotional rollercoaster of following Arsenal and the F1.

Sarunas Pranevicius - Ellipse

Sarunas Pranevicius

Junior Systems Tester

sarunas.pranevicius@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6123

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Sarunas Pranevicius

Junior Systems Tester

I joined the Ellipse systems team in March 2017, after graduating from University of Nottingham in Computer Science. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, binge watching TV series, as well as following and attempting to play various sports.

Carmel Kelly - Ellipse

Carmel Kelly

Compliance Officer

carmel.kelly@ellipse.co.uk

020 3003 6211

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Carmel Kelly

Compliance Officer

I have worked in Risk and Compliance for over 20 years as a regulator and a practitioner, working across a wide range of financial services firms. Outside of work I enjoy travel and murdering my piano.