About the group
We’ve always been an ambitious lot at Acturis, and that ambition has taken us from an initial focus on UK commercial insurance into more markets and more countries than any other SaaS insurance platform.
But whatever market or country we enter, we do so on the same principle that has guided our success from day one – delivering technology as strategy.
And it is that approach that will see us move into more and more markets and territories as we bring the real benefits of technology to businesses just like yours across the globe.
Technology as strategy – it’s simple, but it works.
A professional choice
The platform of choice for insurance professionals in over 40 countries
A global platform
Over 95,000 users worldwide
A strong track record
20 years of consistent growth in users and revenue
A growing business
Over 900 colleagues finding new solutions
There’s more than one string to our bow.
In fact, currently there are eight, but we are always looking to add more choice, more innovation and more territories to the Acturis Group.
Each of the companies that make up the Group are focused on a particular sector, territory or product. Each one is an independent specialist in their field. But together, they represent one of the most comprehensive and innovative insurance software Groups in the world.
With over 22,000 users in the UK, Acturis is the leading e-trade platform, building and running eight of the top 10 UK insurer extranets (Insurance Times E-trading Survey 2021) and with an ever-growing broker community.
For leading insurance agencies committed to the highest quality of service, Broker Buddha is the digital client engagement platform that improves customer loyalty by delivering on the agency’s brand promise online.
Important events in the group’s history
Always looking to add more choice and innovation to the Acturis Group
Acturis wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise
Acturis acquires Nordic Insurance Software
Acturis acquires NAFI GmbH
Acturis acquires ASSFINET GmbH
Acturis Group launches new brand design
Acturis Group grows by 20% in 2016
Acturis acquires Lutronik GmbH
Acturis acquires ICE InsureTech Limited
Acturis Group posts 12% growth in 2017
Astorg acquires minority shareholding in Acturis
Acturis Group delivers 28% revenue growth in 2018
Acturis acquires Zycomp Systems in Canada
Acturis acquires Add Value Assurances in France
Acturis acquires Brovada in Canada
Acturis acquires Broker Buddha in the US
Acturis Group Management Team
David McDonald is co-founder and Group co-CEO of the Acturis Group. Along with Theo, he has led the growth of the Acturis UK business and the development of our international strategy. Prior to Acturis, David spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company as Partner in London and New York and he led the development of McKinsey’s e-Commerce practice. Before joining McKinsey, David qualified as a CA and received an MBA with distinction from INSEAD in 1990.
Theo is co-founder and Group co-CEO of the Acturis Group. He was previously a partner at McKinsey & Company, having joined McKinsey in 1991 and becoming a partner in 1997. He led McKinsey’s general insurance practice in the UK and was a member of McKinsey’s European insurance leadership group. Theo is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Mark joined Acturis in 2020 as CFO from Charles Taylor Adjusting where, as Finance Director, he had overseen significant growth into new territories and products. Prior to this he worked in the investment team at Sun European Partners. Mark commenced his career at E&Y in the corporate finance division where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He holds an masters in physics from Oxford University.
Caroline South is Chief Legal Officer (CLO) of the Acturis Group. She joined Acturis in 2013 and heads up the Legal Team advising the Acturis Group on the legal aspects of all areas of the business.
Prior to joining Acturis, Caroline spent 10 years at the law firm Allen & Overy LLP as an Associate in the Corporate group of the London and New York offices. Caroline is an English law qualified solicitor and graduated with a Masters degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University.
Shay is responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure and day-to-day operations for the Acturis system. Shay has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry having worked as a Senior Consultant for Cap Gemini and for Logica within the Finance sector. Prior to joining Acturis, Shay worked as Senior Oracle Architect at British Airways. Shay is a Computer Science graduate.
Tony joined the company in 2001 shortly after graduating from Durham University with a 1st class Masters of Engineering. After 20 years of leading the development of the platform Tony stepped up to the CEO role in early 2023.
Andrew has over 33 years of industry experience and was the co-founder of IT-Freedom Ltd in 2002, renamed as ICE InsureTech following the Acturis acquisition in 2017. Andrew oversees all technology offerings and product development and leads ICE InsureTech in delivering transformational core software platforms to the market.
Casper joined NIS in 2011 and developed NIS’s consultancy department along with Sammi Gram. Over the years, Casper has held a variety of roles, including Head of Consultancy and, most recently, being responsible for the Nordic platform development as a member of the senior management team. As of October 2021, he is the company’s CEO . Casper has a master’s degree in IT Management and Business Economics from Copenhagen Business School.
Benoit is the founder and president of Add Value Assurances, the French leader in commercial insurance e-trading with a network of over 3,000 brokers. Before that, he was a board member of Hiscox France, leading their commercial underwriting and development strategy. He holds an Executive MBA from Neoma Business School.
Marc is the co-founder and managing director of ASSFINET GmbH. In 2000, he founded Contecto GmbH which merged with I&M Systementwicklungs GmbH in 2002 and was renamed as ASSFINET.
Since then, ASSFINET became the leading broker system provider in Germany and acquired several competitors for the ASSFINET Group. In 2015, the ASSFINET Group was integrated into the Acturis Group and Marc became the managing director of Acturis Deutchland.
Marc is an honorary board member of BiPRO e.V., the leading standardisation institute for process optimisation in the German insurance industry.
Jason Keck is the Founder & CEO of Broker Buddha. He is a seasoned technology entrepreneur and brings 25 years of experience across digital and mobile platforms to the insurance industry. A Harvard graduate with a degree in Computer Science, Jason developed his business acumen at Accenture before becoming a leader at technology unicorns including Shazam and Tumblr and eventually founded Broker Buddha in 2017.
Gregory joined Acturis in 2004. Among his different roles within the company, he shaped and managed the Acturis specialty lines team for more than five years. In 2019, he moved to Canada to help the company adapt the Acturis SaaS platform to the Canadian market. As the Managing Director of Acturis Canada, he oversees the teams delivering the Acturis Canada solutions and manages strategic business relationships looking to provide seamless e-trade to insurance brokers across Canada. Gregory has a degree in Economics.
As the CEO of Brovada, Kim oversees the team delivering the BrovadaOne suite of products, which connects insurer and broker systems, improving workflow efficiency and accuracy and saving time and resources. She has vast experience in building strategic client relationships and over twenty years of progressive experience delivering impactful technology solutions to achieve business results.
Frank has shaped the development of the NAFI tariff engine since 1997 when he joined the company as a developer. Realising the importance of digitalisation at an early stage, Frank was pivotal in the development of reliable and configurable SaaS solutions. Since 2014, he is the company’s managing director always looking to bring more innovation, quality and reliability to the motor insurance market.