Our company forward.

At Artex, we empower independence. And it starts with our people. Many of Artex’s leaders built their own successful businesses by bringing creative, independent thought to the development of their risk management solutions. This innovation drives us to partner with our clients and empower them with the knowledge they need to make the best decisions today for superior outcomes tomorrow.

Day in and day out, our leadership team challenges each staff member to help educate our clients, so they can make risk management decisions with confidence.

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Peter Mullen
Chief Executive Officer

Peter’s insurance career began over 30 years ago as an insurance broker in Dublin, Ireland before moving to AIG in Bermuda.  He subsequently joined Gallagher’s Bermuda operation where he helped found Artex in 1997, before leaving to become Global CEO of Aon Captive and Insurance Management in 2011. He returned to Artex in March 2019 to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer, responsible for running one of the largest insurance management firms in the world, serving 1,500 customers through over 1,000 risk bearing entities licensed in more than 30 domiciles with more than 400 employees in 15 global locations.

Jennifer Gallagher
President, Artex North America

Jennifer has over 30 years of insurance experience, and along with David McManus and Peter Mullen, helped build Artex from its inception. She is responsible for staff and business operations within the United States, including mergers & acquisitions, recruitment, branding, professional standards, product development, market management and new business production.

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Nick Heys
CEO, Artex International

Nick has close to 40 years of insurance experience, and joined Artex in 2014 via the acquisition of Heritage Insurance Management. Nick is responsible for staff and all business operations in Guernsey, Gibraltar, Malta, London, Bermuda and Cayman. This includes mergers & acquisitions, recruitment, professional standards, product development, market management and new business production.

Andre Perez
CEO, Horseshoe

Andre is responsible for staff and all business operations pertaining to Artex's Insurance-Linked Securities business, which operates under the brand name Horseshoe. Andre has over 30 years of experience in insurance, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer and joined Artex in 2019 via the acquisition of Horseshoe Insurance Services Holdings Ltd.

Peter Child, ACII
Head of European Operations and Managing Director – Guernsey, Artex International

In addition to being Managing Director of the Guernsey office, Peter is Head of Artex European Operations, overseeing our Malta, Gibraltar and London offices. Peter has over 20 years of insurance experience and he is the immediate past Chairman of the Guernsey International Insurance Association.

David McManus

David began his insurance career over 40 years ago with RSA and then AIG, before being recruited to run Arthur J. Gallagher’s Bermuda operations. In 1997 David spearheaded the creation of Artex Risk Solutions, and after 20+ years in the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, he assumed the non-executive role of Chairman in March 2019. 

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Andrew Parsons
HR Director

Andrew brings over 25 years of HR experience to Artex. In this role, he is responsible for the people strategy across the global Artex landscape, including culture and engagement, reward and incentivisation, performance management, recruitment and retention, succession and talent development.

Stephen Thompsett
Chief Operating Officer

Steve has more than 20 years of technology and operations experience within the financial services sector and has been with Artex since 2018, previously as Chief Information Officer. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of Artex operations including our information technology strategy, operational efficiency, outsourcing and risk management.


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Brandon Marshall
Chief Financial Officer

Brandon brings nearly 20 years of financial experience to Artex. He joined the company in 2017 as Finance Director for our North American division and was promoted to CFO in 2019. He is responsible for all financial planning and analysis, accounting and compliance.

Reporting into our executive leadership team are a tremendous team of individuals with backgrounds in insurance, operations, finance, sales and marketing.


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    Matt Atkinson
    Senior Vice President - Business Development, North America

    Matt is responsible for the production and project management of new business within the United States. He is based out of our Rolling Meadows, Illinois office.

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    Andy Atsaves
    Executive Vice President, Artex North America

    Andy is involved in complex workers compensation programs designed specifically for Professional Employer Organizations (PEOS), temporary staffing agencies and administrative service organizations (ASOs). He and his staff work out of our Scottsdale, Arizona office.

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    Stuart Ciappara
    Managing Director – Malta, Artex International

    Stuart is responsible for the Malta office insurance and accounts departments, as well as the overall provision of insurance management services to a wide range of international clients.

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    Scott Cobon
    Managing Director, Bermuda, Artex International

    Scott is responsible for the continued success and development of this growing office, which handles a diverse range of insurance management products, including captives, insurance linked securities (ILS) and commercial structures. With more than 10 years of experience in the Bermuda insurance management industry, Scott has been pivotal in the growth of Artex’s ILS business. He previously worked as a treaty reinsurance broker in Sydney, Australia and began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Brisbane.

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    Paul Cole
    Managing Director – Gibraltar, Artex International

    Paul is responsible for the Gibraltar office insurance and accounts departments, as well as the overall provision of insurance management services to a wide range of international clients. Paul is a member of the Gibraltar Insurance Association Executive Committee, an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Insurers and holds the Financial Times Non-Executive Diploma.

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    Brian Desmond
    Executive Vice President Head of Fund Services, Horseshoe

    Brian is responsible for the company’s fund administration operations and is responsible for business development activities related to fund services. Brian is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and works out of our Bermuda office.

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    Paul Eaton, BEng ACII
    Managing Director, ILS, Artex International

    Paul is responsible for driving the strategy, planning and growth of Artex ILS business across all locations. Artex has a complement of more than 20 ILS insurance professionals within its Bermuda, Cayman and Guernsey offices. Paul joined Artex in 2004 after a 13-year career with RSA in various underwriting and management roles. More recently he headed up Artex’s International business development. Based in Guernsey, he is a Director of Artex Guernsey’s ILS cell companies.

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    Robert Eastham, ACA
    Executive Chairman of Artex Bermuda

    Rob Eastham is an industry veteran with 38 years of experience in the Bermuda insurance industry. He is also, a well-known leader in all aspects of the ILS and captive industry.

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    Brian Gulbransen
    CEO, Alize Ltd.


    Brian and his team are responsible for underwriting, reinsurance and retrocessional coverages for the marine, energy and aerospace industries. Brian also sources new insurance and reinsurance opportunities, capital and solutions for the wider Artex group. Brian is based in our Bermuda office.

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    Martin Hughes, MBA, ACII
    Executive Vice President – Underwriting, Artex North America

    Martin leads the Underwriting function, in which he is instrumental in the analysis and design of new Artex products, ranging from member-sharing captives to single-parent captives, guaranteed cost and everything in-between. Martin also leads the North America strategy for segregated cell supported facilities as well as guaranteed cost programs. Martin is based out of our Norwalk, Connecticut office.

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    Chad Kunkel
    Executive Vice President – Group Captives, Artex North America

    Chad is responsible for managing the entire group captive operations for North America. He and his staff work out of our Rolling Meadows, Illinois office.

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    Jeff Kurz
    Managing Director, Captive Insurance Consulting, Artex North America

    Jeff leads our North American M&A strategy, and also plays a senior leadership role within producer education, sales strategy & complex sales.

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    Martin Le Pelley, FCA
    Finance Director, Artex International

    Martin oversees both financial and compliance matters across the different jurisdictions in which they operate including Malta, Gibraltar, London and Guernsey. He works out of our Guernsey office.

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    Adrian Lynch
    Executive Vice President-North America

    Adrian is responsible for our captive management offices across the United States, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. Adrian holds an insurance degree from University of Limerick, a graduate degree from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School at University College Dublin, and is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Insurance Managers Association Cayman (IMAC) as well as Chair of Cayman Finance Reinsurance Sub Committee.

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    Russell Mandel
    Managing Director - London, Artex International

    Russell leads the London office and our Amber Insurance and Risk Management staff. His team includes brokerage, claims management and risk management experts.

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    Mike Matthews
    Commercial Director, Artex International

    Mike is responsible for the strategy, planning and delivery of growth for the international business. This role encompasses sales, marketing, product development and supporting client services. Mike began his career at AIG and is a seasoned industry professional with over 30 years’ experience in structuring and developing complex and innovative captive insurance solutions.

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    Alan McKean
    Chief Accounting Officer

    Alan holds the Chief Accounting Officer role for both Artex North America and Artex International. Alan works out of our Bermuda office.

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    John Pitcairn
    Managing Director - Cayman, Artex International

    John leads the Cayman office staff and operations, consisting of insurance-linked securities (ILS), structured transactions and captives. John has been a member of the Cayman Insurance Managers Association Executive Committee since 1990 and serves as the Chairman of the Educational Scholarship Fund.