An anatomy of recovery under a company indemnity and D&O policy

Start Date
Tuesday 11th July 2017

We are all aware of the challenges faced by NEDs and EDs in a world of increased regulation, enforcement and litigation and therefore the importance of accessing and realising entitlements to indemnity and insurance and the potential risk to personal wealth. Like the weather we are currently enjoying, this is a hot topic and GIFA has arranged a forum to be held at the offices of PWC on Tuesday 11 July commencing at 12 noon at which Colin Wannell and Jonathan Bates (see bios below) will present their expert and professional perspective on what NEDs and EDs should be considering in regard to indemnities and insurance.

Colin Wannell has over 30 years’ experience as in-house senior insurance professional (FCII qualified) and also a managing counsel (practising as an employed barrister) in the legal department of a major multi-national UK energy company.  As a principal of Bates & Partners, a trading style of Guernsey-based Thorndon Holdings. Colin is currently involved in structuring and recovery of indemnity and insurance entitlements emanating from Guernsey.  Colin is also Chairman of OPOL (an oil industry association), and former Director of the UK War Risks P&I Club. In his career Colin has experience of large contentious claims both as an insurance professional and also as in-house counsel to a trading business. For the Directors Indemnity service, Colin oversees the interface with the London insurance market.

Jonathan Bates has over 20 years’ experience working on managing process risk for senor decision-makers in listed and non-listed companies including large cap industrials and the financial services sectors; this has included being part of  a major multi-national UK energy company, and also as an external adviser legal, treasury/risk management, and company secretary functions on directors’ and related liability insurance.

This event will be in the form of a roundatble forum and therefore numbers will be limited to 30 as we wish it to be interactive. Accordingky, places will be issued on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in attending please contact Mike de Haaff at: [email protected]