THE BOARD

Shaun Astley-Stone

GROUP CHAIRMAN

Shaun joined ME Group as Group CEO in April 2018. In November 2018 he accepted an invitation from the Board to become Group Chairman.

With over 30 years’ experience in the Retail Financial Services, Insurance and Claims sectors, Shaun brings a wealth of experience to his role, having previously held senior positions as Retail Banking Director of Alliance & Leicester Plc, Global Managing Director of Thomas Cook Travel & Financial Services and Managing Director of BUPA Membership. More recently Shaun was Chief Executive of EMCAS, a large financial claims company where he led the acquisition of one of its largest competitors. Shaun also has extensive non-executive board experience with former roles including Senior Independent Director of CPP plc, NED of the Professional Financial Claims Association and is currently a non-executive director of the Funeral Planning Authority.

Rob Cooper

CO FOUNDER & GROUP CEO

Rob is an expert in financial services regulation and business automation through cloud-based platforms. Rob is also Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Ventures, a FinTech focused NEX listed investment vehicle, as well as having led numerous successful start-ups in the financial and technology sectors.

A former Trading Standards Officer, he previously worked with the then Department for Business Innovation and Skills consulting on Better Regulation. Whilst with Trading Standards he worked with the Office of Fair Trading on the delivery of Consumer Direct (the government’s national consumer helpline). His last role in the public sector was as part of the management team implementing the regulation of the claims management industry, after which he founded Scott Robert an advisory business to the financial services industry on governance, risk and compliance.

Michael Davis

GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Michael joined the ME Group from HSBC where he was Head of Finance for HSBC’s UK transformation programme. He has a strong track record of successfully leading the finance function in consumer focussed financial services firms.

Prior to HSBC Michael held previous roles as Head of Home Insurance for Paymentshield (a division of Towergate), as well as multiple roles for Co-operative Insurance including Head of Commercial Insight and Planning, and Head of Finance for Special Projects.

John Coxhead

CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

John is an innovative LegalTech expert, with repeated success in web and brand development across a number of sectors. John brings a wealth of experience in the digital marketing space, particularly in respect of client acquisition and engagement.

Craig Cornick

CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Craig has extensive experience within the legal sector in creating brands and generating new business. Widely regarded as one of the most successful individuals in the volume claimant sector, his portfolio of businesses are among the most successful in this industry worldwide.

Trevor Nicholson

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Trevor joined the board of ME Group in August 2018 as a Non-Executive Director. He brings with him over 30 years’ experience of managing Compliance, Risk and Regulatory Affairs in leading blue-chip businesses. He is currently Interim Head of Compliance for FTSE 100 insurer; Admiral Group and his former roles include Sainsburys Bank, CPP Group plc, EMC Advisory Services and GE Capital/Santander Cards UK. He has significant compliance experience in areas such as CONC, ICOBS, COBS and Redress.

Jonny White

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ME CONSUMER & LEGALTECH

Jonny joined the ME group in 2018, following his previous role as Director and Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Claims Management Ltd (ICM), a software development business owned by Slater & Gordon, one of the UK’s largest law firms. Part of the Senior Executive at Slater and Gordon and CEO of Accident Advice Helpline, ACH Group Management Ltd and Intelligent Claims Management Ltd Jonny developed has a deep understanding of the claimant sector from both a legal and technology perspective. He has also held management roles in Quindell plc, Albany, Nationwide Accident Services and the RAC.

Simon Dawson

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF QUANTA CAPITAL

Simon joined the ME group in 2018 and is Managing Director of the Quanta Capital Group of business which focuses on high value legal cost finance. Simon has worked in the Professional Services and Business Process Outsourcing industry for over 15 years, and has extensive experience of the Legal claims and Litigation Finance markets. With a demonstrable capability of taking business concepts and providing executive leadership from initial start-up through to commercial realisation, he has a strong track record of brand development and partnership optimisation.