Shaun Astley-Stone


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Darren Smith


Darren has over 20 years financial services, legal and claims experience since starting his career as a qualified Financial Advisor. Previously Darren was the Group Commercial Director and shareholder at One Advice Group, the UK’s leading provider of personal insolvency and legal solutions in the UK. Whilst at One Advice Group he helped successfully steer one of its subsidiaries businesses through FCA regulation becoming a CF1 whilst also spending 5 years as the Managing Director of its subsidiary ABS law firm where Darren was an approved person with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and also the appointed COFA.