Our Management Team
Nick Mair – Managing Director
Nick has well over a decade of successful consulting and project delivery experience across international insurance markets having worked in a front line delivery capacity for leading Lloyd's Managing Agents, large retail general insurers, a reinsurer and several key solution and service providers.
This varied background has enabled Nick to develop a strong understanding of both London and international insurance markets from both a business and technology perspective. In 2008 Nick leveraged this experience to found Atticus Associates with the solid core values of quality, ethics and integrity together with a passionate focus on successful delivery. As such Nick brings a fresh and positive approach to our consulting and implementation services together with a reputation for building strong, productive working relationships.
Nick's role as MD includes further developing the Atticus offering across both UK and international markets, product/service development and in overseeing and ensuring the quality of Atticus deliveries across multiple customer sites.
Andy Williams – Director
Andy is a founding Director of Atticus Associates and brings a wealth of practical knowledge to the management team gained from assignments with clients in the Insurance and other sectors over the last 10 years; prior to which, Andy had a successful career in the Royal Marines.
Our clients tell us that Andy has a reputation for bringing people together and helping businesses address their cultural, people and specific business issues through a variety of techniques such as facilitation, interactive workshops and one to one sessions. These help people realise their potential, improve self awareness and ensure that they are aligned with the direction of the business for optimum productivity.
Having practiced these skills extensively across multiple sectors Andy is now bringing this considerable experience to Atticus Associates where his role is both external in supporting and enhancing business development opportunities but also internal by ensuring we cultivate a high performance environment from which to develop the Atticus team.
Andy regularly facilitates senior meetings, workshops and conferences within the insurance market and leads on designing and rolling out highly effective training initiatives.
Colin Charles – Non-Executive Director
Colin is a Chartered Accountant with substantial experience in building businesses that includes more than 15 years’ experience in the London insurance market and related Mergers and Acquisitions.
Colin’s recent background includes Finance Director roles at two Lloyd’s agencies, most recently when he also had Board responsibility for the IT function. His achievements included full restructuring of the finance functions to enable top quartile reporting and control, delivered in a proactive and efficient manner. He chaired the investment, operations, finance and IT Strategy committees, initiated and led the development of Business Intelligence / MI, and also played a key role in achieving full Managing Agency status (from Turnkey). Prior to this Colin worked in the Corporate Finance function of a leading firm of Chartered Accountants, including a period on secondment at Lloyd’s of London.
Colin now works as an independent consultant, specialising in Finance Director level advice across a broad spectrum. His clients range from small and fast growing start up companies through to established insurance enterprises.
Colin's role as NED provides guidance on developing the Atticus business both internally and externally, working to optimise the benefits that can be offered to clients. In addition, he often works with the Atticus team on client engagements, where his financial experience and skills provide valuable insight.
Debbie Jackson-Cole - Business & Marketing Manager
Debbie has fulfilled a variety of Business Development and Product Manager roles in both the IT and Travel industries, specifically within the Business Analytics and Performance Management market, building relationships at all levels within an international, cross-industry arena.
A French and Spanish speaker, Debbie's communication and facilitation skills have enabled her to efficiently manage multi-site overseas programmes and business development across Europe, focusing on understanding the customers' business needs and providing an excellent service.
With this focus Debbie manages our operational activities in line with our Atticus core values and provides business development and marketing support as we develop the Atticus brand. Debbie's language skills and experience are invaluable to us as we grow and increase our international market presence.