Our Company

At Artex, our guiding principal is to empower independence. How do we do this? First we start with our own 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 require 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 in order for them to make risk management decisions with confidence.

David McManus
President & CEO

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 is now 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, 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.

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Michael Burchill
Chief Financial Officer

Michael began his career in public accounting where he specialized in the insurance industry. From there, he has held CFO and other senior management roles at large insurance carriers prior to joining Artex. Michael is responsible for all accounting, financial, compliance and operational matters across the entire company.

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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 Information Officer

Stephen has more than 20 years of technology experience within the financial services industry. He is responsible for ensuring that Artex has a secure, compliant and reliable technology platform, which aligns to the company’s business strategy and financial operating plans.


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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    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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    Peter Child, ACII
    Managing Director – Guernsey, Artex International

    Peter is responsible for the Guernsey office insurance and accounts departments, as well as the overall provision of insurance management services to a wide range of international clients. He is currently Chairman of the Guernsey International Insurance Association.

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    Paul Eaton, ACII
    Business Development Director, Artex International

    Paul is responsible for the production and project management of new business within Artex International. In addition to his sales role, Paul acts as Client Service Director for a number of Artex clients and serves on a variety of client boards. Paul is based out of our Guernsey office.

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    Robert Eastham, ACA
    Managing Director – Bermuda, Artex International

    Rob leads the Bermuda office staff and operations, consisting of insurance-linked securities (ILS), structured transactions and captives. He serves as Executive Committee Member of the Bermuda Insurance Management Association.

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    Kevin Heffernan, CPA, ARM
    Executive Vice President - Operations, Artex North America

    Kevin provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the Division has the proper operational controls, administrative, reporting procedures and systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial and operating efficiency. Kevin is based out of our Burlington, Vermont office.

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    Karl Huish, JD
    Executive Vice President, Artex North America

    Karl is responsible for the development and management of all types of captives, ranging from single parent, to micro to group. He is a frequent lecturer on issues of captives and alternative risk transfer. Karl and his staff work out of our Mesa, Arizona 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 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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    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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    Brandon Marshall
    Finance Director, North America

    Brandon oversees all financial matters related to the insurance solutions that our North American team provides. He works out of our Rolling Meadows, Illinois office.

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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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    Vic Pannuzzo
    Chief Executive – Singapore, Artex International

    Vic leads our Singapore office and is responsible for the growth and development of Artex’s Asia Pacific captive and risk solutions strategy. Vic possesses a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Business Studies (Insurance). He also is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Finance and Insurance Association.

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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.

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    Steve Quinn
    Managing Director – Gibraltar, Artex International

    Steve leads the Gibraltar office staff and operations, which is focused on providing services to insurance companies in Gibraltar thereby establishing a European Union domicile. Steve possesses a Financial Times Non-Executive Diploma.

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    Andrew Weatherburn, MBA, FCA
    Operations Director, Artex International

    Andrew is responsible for the development, implementation and training of various business systems; oversees office coordination in Bermuda, Cayman, Guernsey, Malta, Gibraltar; and is director of the in-house facility PCCs and ICC in Guernsey. Andrew works out of our Guernsey office.