Alina Salgado is an account executive at ConsiliumRe focused on property business from Latin America.
She joined the group in May 2021, having previously worked as a reinsurance broker in Mexico City, a reinsurance officer at an insurance company in Honduras, and as a customer service officer at a bank in Honduras.
Outside of work, Alina likes to travel to new places, meet new people, read, watch movies and TV series, and share quality moments with friends and family.
“I am motivated to be the best I can and I want to work somewhere where I’ll have the opportunity to develop my skills, take on interesting challenges and work with people I can really learn from. I believe Aventum is the place I can do all of this, so that’s the reason I wanted to be part of this company and why I would like to build a career here.”
Christian Warrener is the head of reinsurance at ConsiliumRe. Christian focuses on growing and developing the business into a reinsurance broking force.
He joined the group in February 2020 from RFIB, having also previously worked at Willis, Guy Carpenter and Lockton, where he has gained the experience of working with large company networks as well as with smaller independent clients. He has experience placing all types of accounts from large international conglomerates to small single locations.
When Christian isn’t working for ConsiliumRe, he can be found enjoying sports, cooking and travelling, as well as spending quality time with the family.
"I joined ConsiliumRe as I was excited about the vision the group’s CEO has of where ConsiliumRe can be as an international reinsurance broker, which I want to be a part of."
Founder and CEO
David Bearman is the founder and CEO of Aventum Group, chairman of Rokstone Group, and CEO of Consilium.
David developed what is today Aventum Group as an 18-year-old in 1996. Since then he has forged a unique path forward, taking the business from a small commercial retail broker, to a global (re)insurance broking and underwriting business, on course to control $1bn GWP by 2023.
On this 25-year journey to date, David has been at the heart of both the London market broking and MGA scenes, founding successful brands in sectors of these markets where he sees opportunity.
Alongside his experience placing and underwriting reinsurance and insurance products, schemes and delegated authority arrangements, he has also established and developed many of these products. These include Property, Casualty, Motor Fleet, Plant & Equipment, Marine Cargo, Legal Expenses, Professional Indemnity, Latent Defects and Extended Warranty, which he has marketed across multiple trades and industries.
He has achieved and developed relationships with numerous global capacity providers, forming an extensive client network with a results-focused approach as a core business strategy.
Most of all though David is an entrepreneurial leader. He has built the Group from the ground up all without external investment, and is constantly seeking out new directions to expand the Group. He looks to bring in talent that shares his attitude to working, and finding new ways to break from traditional ways of providing insurance.
Delegated Authority Technician
Hannah Esposito is a delegated authority technician at Consilium within the DUA team.
Her experience includes 12 years within the insurance industry working for both insurers and brokers. Hannah started out in insurance working for Xchanging and has in-depth knowledge of the Lloyd’s market.
“I joined seven years ago and was excited to join a new and fast growing company and be part of the initial London team to help grow the group.”
Jason Jones is a claims assistant for ConsiliumRe.
He joined the company in April 2021, having previously worked as a healthcare assistant, police constable and claims technician.
Outside of work, Jason enjoys going to the pub.
“I wanted to get back into insurance, and I was excited for the opportunities for growth the Group provides.”
Head of Claims
Neil Odell is the head of claims within ConsiliumRe’s London market claims division.
He joined the group in December 2016, having previously worked as a claims broker and claims underwriter for various companies. He started working in the insurance claims sector after leaving secondary school.
Neil is a keen sportsman and a lover of being in the outdoors, whether it’s snowboarding or sat by a lake fishing with his children.
"ConsiliumRe is a very unique, vibrant and energetic division in its own right and is like no other broking team I have previously worked for."
Delegated Underwriting Authority Manager
Stuart Backhouse is the DUA manager at Consilium. He is responsible for the management of group delegated authority arrangements, supporting the on boarding, placement and lifecycle oversight activity aspects on behalf of our trading platforms and insurer partners.
Stuart joined the group in December 2019, having previously worked in the delegated authority space for a number of firms, including MS Amlin and Hardy Syndicate.
If Stuart wasn't working for Consilium, you'd find him travelling to F1 circuits or concert venues for live band performances.
“With so many mergers in the London market, having the opportunity to join a diverse, complex and technically challenging independent broker, with an increasing brand and MGA portfolio, was an invigorating opportunity to contribute and add value in a unique environment, introducing a fresh approach to the DUA space.”
Will Beeston is an Associate Director at ConsiliumRe. Will works in our international property team, focusing on Latin American property and Australian property.
After graduating from Sheffield University in 2014 with an economics degree, Will spent four years at Guy Carpenter in their facultative team, working both on the technical and broking sides.
If Will wasn’t working at ConsiliumRe, he would be travelling and attending live music events. He is also a keen football enthusiast.
"I joined ConsiliumRe as I was incredibly excited about their vision, ambition and drive. It is a great opportunity to be part of an independent broking team that is making movements in the market."
Broker Services Executive
Gregory Oxlade is a broker services executive at ConsiliumRe responsible for general administrative duties, and providing broker and team lead support.
He joined the group in December 2021, having previously graduated from Queen Mary University, London, where he studied geography with business management.
Outside of work, Gregory enjoys playing football, cricket and golf, watching Arsenal and Saracens, and meeting with friends.
“A major pull factor in wanting me to join Aventum was the culture that they are trying to create. When going through the interview process I was able to learn of this through both the website and the interview itself. I gained knowledge of the benefits that Aventum has to offer whilst also learning about how they view their employees, which is something that was very important to me.”
Inga Mashkova is an account executive at ConsiliumRe, responsible for property accounts located in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
She joined the group in April 2022, having previously worked as an international partnership development executive, specialising in developing strategic partnerships with network partners across the world and global brokers.
Outside of work, Inga is very keen on exhibitions, books, and documentaries about Mars and the Cosmos. She also enjoys reading and attending horse events.
“Aventum offers an opportunity to work on things that you are passionate about in the insurance industry by giving autonomy where your ideas matter and its unique corporate culture on the market.”
Jack Mullinder is an associate director at ConsiliumRe, responsible for US property and terrorism placements.
He joined ConsiliumRe in December 2021, having previously spent two years at Ed Broking, and before that six years at Aon.
Outside of work, Jack keeps active by playing football and golf, and attending the gym. He also enjoys travelling and making memories with family and friends.
“I wanted to join Aventum because it was an excellent opportunity to be part of an ambitious and growing team, and exciting to be part of the future vision.”
As Associate Director, Jorge Matus works to resolve escalated issues, developing best practices to ensure operational efficiency. Overseeing business accounting processes, Jorge manages business operations in assigned divisions to achieve company objectives.
Before joining the reinsurance space, Jorge began his professional career in the aviation industry doing supply and demand analysis for one of Mexico’s largest airlines. He soon had the opportunity to join global reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, working in the accounting and claims department.
He then joined the broking team at Aon Benfield in Mexico where his commercial skills helped him develop the Central America Facultative business. From 2015-2021, Jorge worked as a Facultative Underwriter at Odyssey Re, in charge of the Brazilian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian and Colombian territories. One of his best achievements here was the development and growth of the Contractor Plant Equipment business portfolio throughout the region.
Moving to the UK in 2021, Jorge began studying for his second Master’s degree before joining the Aventum family in 2022 as Associate Director at Consilium Re. Jorge wanted to join the company, excited by the opportunities in new regions that his experience could bring to Consilium Re.
Away from work, Jorge enjoys learning new things and is always looking for new cultural activities to try. Keen to explore the UK, music and photography have always been close to Jorge’s heart. Now established in London, Jorge hopes he can start a course on his hobbies soon.
“Being part of the reinsurance industry has represented the best challenges of my life. With more than 11 years of experience, it is clear to me that I still have a lot to learn. I am convinced that being part of the Aventum Group and Consilium Re is the best strategy to keep me on the path of professionalism and excellence.”
Client Services Executive
Broker Services Executive
Luke Morgan is a broker services executive at ConsiliumRe responsible for supporting brokers, and inputting data from renewals and endorsements. His role also includes creating debit notes for various accounts.
He joined the group in December 2021, having just graduated from the University of Winchester, where he studied geography.
Outside of work, Luke trains in the martial arts, and enjoys snowboarding, and watching sports with friends.
“Aventum looks like a great company to work for, and looks like it offers many opportunities to grow a career within insurance.”
Nádia Pontes is a broker support, responsible for processing accounts, creating slips, endorsements, and credit notes, and liaising with clients.
Nádia joined ConsiliumRe in May 2021, having previously worked in customer service, hospitality, childcare.
Outside of work, Nádia is a fan of Sporting CP, a Portuguese football club.
“For two years I was a receptionist for a small insurance company which gave me an opportunity to start training as part of their technical team. It’s fantastic to now work for ConsiliumRe.”
Broker Support Executive
Reece Edwards is a broker support executive at ConsiliumRe, responsible for providing broker support and creating documentation to be taken to the market.
He joined the group in May 2022, and has worked in the insurance sector since 2015.
Outside of work, his weekends and spare time consist of playing football, golf, and socialising with friends.
“Aventum has been constantly growing and I was interested and excited about the opportunities that they can offer in the future.”
Broker Support Manager
Robert Smyth is the client service team leader at ConsiliumRe, responsible for leading the client service team, allocating renewals, slip production etc, and training new team members in using our systems.
He has worked in reinsurance for about 25 years, working in broking and underwriting, and in broker support and team leader roles. During that time he has dealt with facultative, excess of loss, and pro rata across many lines of business, including property, motor, construction and engineering, among others. He joined ConsiliumRe in May 2021.
Outside of work, Robert has played cricket, football and badminton to a high level, and he currently still plays cricket most weekends. He has also added golf to the list of sports he enjoys playing.
“I had numerous calls about the role, but in the end it was the way the company was described to me, what they wanted to do and where they wanted to go that impressed me. I realised there was a lot of passion for what was going on and from where ConsiliumRe started off, it is growing quickly.”
Scott Smith is the account director for aviation at ConsiliumRe, responsible for growing the aviation insurance book.
He joined ConsiliumRe in June 2021, having owned an aviation insurance brokerage in South Africa for 13 years.
Outside of work, Scott enjoys exploring the country with his wife and daughter, who are new to the UK. He likes to go fly-fishing, run, play a bit of golf, and cycle some trails in his area.
“I like the excitement and enthusiasm in the air here. I hear people making deals around me all day.”