The Board

As a team we bring fresh approach to credit insurance. When you deal with Equinox Global you will always speak direct to the decision maker. We are approachable, our people are empowered, and our organisation is straightforward and transparent.

  1. Steen Parsholt

    Non-Executive Chairman

    Equinox Global’s Chairman, Steen Parsholt, was a member of the managing board of mono line credit insurer Atradius (ex NCM & Gerling-NCM) from 1999-2002. He was responsible for all client relationships, policy underwriting and group risk management. He was subsequently Chairman & CEO of Aon Nordic Region during 2004-5. Prior to this Steen had a long and successful international career in investment banking including periods at Citibank and UBS.

  1. Mike Holley

    Mike Holley is the CEO and one of the founders of Equinox Global. Mike is involved in the operation and development of the business as well as dealing directly with major clients. Mike is well-known in the credit insurance industry, having worked in the sector since 1983. He has held various credit insurance positions and for many years he has led profitable business units in the sector at director level. He has often been associated with new developments in the industry, and is a leading commentator in the media, at conferences and other events.

    Email Mike
    T: +44 (0)20 3693 9317
    M: +44 (0)7957 457 565

  1. Vicki Harrison

    Vicki joins Equinox Global as Finance Director coming from Coface, where she has spent the last seven years as Director of Finance, Systems and Organisation for the UK and Ireland. Prior to this she has held a number of senior financial management positions in both private and listed companies in New Zealand, including her last role as Chief Financial Officer for Calan Healthcare Properties Trust. Vicki is responsible for the Finance and Operations functions and is based in the London office.

    Email Vicki
    T: +44 (0)20 3693 9316
    M: +44 (0)7767 637 997

  1. Charles Penruddocke

    Most recently MS Amlin Bermuda’s Head of Specialty Lines and Global Product Lead, Charles has in excess of forty years of experience in underwriting and broking and has held successful leadership roles across four continents. Prior to MS Amlin, Charles was Head of Specialty and International Underwriting at Arch Re in Bermuda, and he has been a member of Lloyd’s since 1974.

  1. Frank Masteling

    Frank is Head of Equinox Global Netherlands and is based in the Dutch office of Equinox Global. He is responsible for developing the business for Equinox Global in the Netherlands and Scandinavia. Frank has extensive experience in the financial services industry working for Rabobank for 9 years and Atradius for 14 years. At Atradius he has been working in both commercial and underwriting positions. His final position was head of the Special Products unit based in the Netherlands.

    Email Frank
    T: +31 (0)346 715 075
    M: +31 (0)625 500 967

  1. Colin Thompson

    Founder & Executive Chairman – Nexus Group

    Colin was Professional Lines Manager with Axis Specialty Europe Ltd prior to founding the Nexus Group. Starting out his career with a BA (Hons) Law Degree, he moved into insurance where he developed his wide knowledge of the industry through varying responsibilities, including Executive Protection Unit Manager and Transaction Liability Manager, for Chubb Insurance Company of Europe SA and as D&O Line Manager at CNA Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd.

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    T: +44 (0) 203 011 5653

  1. Rob Crampton

    Rob is one of the founders of Equinox Global and the Chief Underwriting Officer.  Rob is a certified accountant (FCCA) with a career spanning more than 30 years in finance and operations for various blue chip companies covering a range of sectors. Rob has worked in the credit insurance industry since 1997, initially as a buyer of the product, then as a broker and more recently as an underwriting risk manager, before starting Equinox Global.

    Email Rob
    T: +44 (0)20 3693 9313
    M: +44 (0)7971 035 810

  1. Tim Coles

    Prior to joining Nexus, Tim was with Hyperion Insurance Group for 13 expansive years. There he founded Howden’s leading investment industry division, was CEO of Howden London and then CEO of Howden Broking Group. Before that, Tim served in the British Army for 13 years with the Parachute Regiment and Special Forces.​

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    T: +44 (0) 203 693 9303

  1. Richard Marriage

    Richard started in credit insurance in 1997 at Hermes Credit Services. He moved to Nexus CIFS at its inception in 2000 and covered risk and commercial underwriting. He was Underwriting Manager until 2010 when he moved to Euler Hermes World Agency. At EHWA Richard’s responsibilities included leading the Account Management teams globally and overseeing the renewal portfolio for Northern Europe. In 2015 Richard re-joined Nexus CIFS as Managing Director.

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    T: +44 (0) 203 011 5698

  1. Stuart Rouse

    Stuart has over 22 years experience in the industry. His previous roles include CFO for Fusion Insurance, Towergate Underwriting, CFO and COO of Towergate Financial, CFO of Aspen’s Managing Agency and Syndicate 4711 as well as Aspen’s Insurance Division. He was also Group COO of HW Wood the global insurance broker. Stuart has extensive experience in driving value and growth across the MGA insurer model.

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    T: +44 (0) 203 011 5695