We are Simply Business

Creators (movers and shakers) of the UK's largest business insurance broker.

Who runs things, at Simply Business?

We are over 300 staff strong, in two UK-based offices. In Northampton we focus on providing you with the right insurance, and expert help with your policy. Our technology, insurance and marketing teams are based in London, where the work goes on providing a flexible and intuitive online service, offering choice and reassurance, right through from comparing quotes to making a claim.

Our management team

Our ‘chiefs’ and ‘directors’ all have one thing in common: they want to change the way you choose and buy insurance for your small business (for the better, of course!) Let us introduce our management team.

Jason Stockwood – Chief executive officer

Jason is responsible for developing Simply Business as a contemporary brand, challenging the traditional world of insurance. He has an in-depth understanding of the online marketplace along with a fresh vision and provocative ideas to propel us forward.

Stockwood joined Simply Business from the global dating website, match.com, where he was UK and international managing director. Prior to this, he spent time working in the travel industry as managing director at Travelocity, and in commercial roles at Trailfinders, and Lastminute.com.

Fiona McSwein – Chief customer officer

Fiona makes sure that Simply Business products are designed with the customer in mind. As well as overseeing marketing and communications activities, Fiona leads customer research and other customer projects, running a team of 20 staff across these different departments.

Fiona brings 19 years of international marketing and product experience and joins Simply Business from Euromoney Institutional Investor plc where she was group director of marketing, since 2011.

Chris Slater – Chief operating officer

Chris is primarily responsible for our product development, operations, claims and in-house underwriting agency. He oversees a 10 person team of market specialists in each of these areas. Chris joined the business in June 2004 and was a ship-steadier when we developed and launched the Simply Business platform in June 2005.

Prior to working at Simply Business, Chris worked in a number of roles at Royal & SunAlliance, including a role on the MORE TH>N launch team.

Neil Edwards – Chief financial officer

Neil is responsible for Simply Business’ financial operations, a crucial role in a company that’s growing fast.

Neil has over 20 years of finance sector experience, having worked in senior roles at leading brands such as eBay, Amazon and PayPal. Throughout his career he has also held a number of international roles, from Sydney to New York. Now back in London, Neil joins Simply Business in its 10th year, getting us ship-shape for the decade ahead.

Deborah Holland – Commercial director

Deborah works to ensure that Simply Business products are competitive and meet the needs of our growing customer base. In a constantly evolving market, Deborah’s role focuses on embracing technology and the opportunities it provides for growth and customer satisfaction, whilst maintaining the personal elements of a broker relationship.

With 14 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Deborah joined Simply Business from Hiscox, where she was responsible for professional indemnity insurance, office insurance and commercial underwriting.

Lukas Oberhuber – Chief technology officer

Lukas joined Simply Business as Chief Technology Officer in September 2010 with the aim of increasing our flexibility and agility, through technology. Since joining he’s implemented a number of new systems and processes including Agile, transforming the speed and efficiency of new product development.

Before Simply Business, Lukas was at Forward Internet Group, where he was responsible for Agile development teams during a period of large-scale expansion. He’s also held management roles at Sapient, as well as founding internet telecoms company, SipAlive.

David Summers – Operations director

David oversees our Northampton contact centre operations, ranging from sales to customer services and admin teams. In total, David leads a team of almost 200 insurance professionals.

David joined Simply Business in 2006 and has worked on various growth-accelerating projects and partnerships. Before joining Simply Business, he worked at Accenture as a management consultant.