About us

Executive team

Chris Sharpe

Head of Business Development, Strategy and Innovation

Chris brings a wealth of reinsurance experience to the Inver Re executive team having spent over two decades in the industry.

He began his insurance career in 1997 following the completion of a degree in mathematics from Liverpool University. He joined Hiscox as part of the reinsurance underwriting team.

His prominence in the group was recognised in 2005 when he was asked by the then CUO of Hiscox, Rob Childs to help set up and run a reinsurance operation in Bermuda. Chris soon became CUO, a Hiscox Partner and director of Hiscox Bermuda and was instrumental in the creation and running of the well-respected Bermuda business.

Following a sabbatical in 2012, Chris decided to leave Bermuda and return to the UK to spend more time with his family. He used this time to pursue different experiences and explore his multitude of other interests such as art, film, sports and charity work and started a retail / commercial property business in Devon and Cornwall which he still has today.

Chris remained connected to the reinsurance industry through a Non-Executive Directorship at former client GeoVera Reinsurance Limited and in 2016 he decided to use the skills he had developed from starting up Hiscox Bermuda to enter the Insuretech space as founder and CEO of start-up Kinsu. As CEO, Chris developed answers to a diverse set of challenges encountered by any new start up business.

Chris’s unique experiences which combine a technical understanding of the reinsurance landscape, an experience with start-up businesses and a digital first mindset makes him an invaluable asset to the Inver Re executive team.

Jonathan Prinn

CEO London

Jonathan began his career in the insurance industry in 1989 when he joined Bowring Ltd (now part of Marsh & McLennan) from Rea Brothers Bank. 

He assumed a number of varied roles during his time at Marsh & McLennan, initially wholesale broking of both property and casualty lines. In 1993, Jonathan was seconded for four years to set up and run the Marsh Global Broking office in Zurich where he concentrated on fortune 500 client work, and pioneered the Marsh centralised placement model.

Returning to the UK, Jonathan led the creation of a Marsh proprietary electronic trading system (Marsh Express) and following this became eBusiness Leader for Marsh Europe. In 2004, Jonathan moved to the Marsh Global Placement division as International Chief Operating Officer (COO). In 2006, Jonathan became COO of MMC sister company Guy Carpenter Facultative (GCFac).

In 2008, Jonathan was recruited to Willis as COO of Willis Global Placement. He led the creation and implementation of the industry leading Broking system WillPLACE, and was globally responsible for such. In 2015, Jonathan became Deputy Chief Broking officer for Willis GB, encompassing all of the Willis GB based broking from UK retail to the global specialty businesses.

Jonathan joined Ed Broking as Group Head of Broking in September 2016 and as part of the Group Executive team helped lead the turnaround of the business. The core aspect of his work was focused around the digitalization of the business, notably the build and launch of TradEd.

Ed Broking Group was sold to BGC Partners in January 2019 and Jonathan moved to the parent company BGCP, as a Managing Director tasked with building an electronic broker to mirror BGC’s electronic initiatives in the capital markets and was then appointed Chief Digital Officer of Corant Global, the new brand for BGC’s insurance interests.

With the sale of Corant to the Ardonagh Group in November 2021, Jonathan was appointed CEO of the London operation of the newly established Ardonagh reinsurance broker called Inver Re.

Chris Bonard

CEO Bermuda

Chris is CEO of Bermuda. Prior to this, he was CEO of Ed Broking Bermuda when he was appointed from June 2019. Chris was President & CEO, Group Production at Ed and an Executive Director of Ed Broking LLP. He was part of the Executive Team that launched Ed into the market in September 2016.

Chris started his career in 1986 at Guy Carpenter in the North American Treaty Department. He then joined R K Carvill's Reinsurance Division which included an extended period working for G J Sullivan and Associates in the US. Chris subsequently moved to the Program Division of Carvill in the late 1990s and was appointed to the main board of R K Carvill and Company Limited in early 2003. Chris left Carvill to join NMB in August 2005 as the Managing Director of NMB Specialty.

Nick Foden-Pattinson

President US

Nick has over 30 years of experience in the (re)insurance and banking industries and a long association with Lloyd’s of London.

Starting as a broker at JH Minet, he moved to RK Carvill in the 1990’s where he headed a specialty team dealing in a wide variety of business including tailored financial deals for large international clients. After a spell in banking at RBS, Nick joined RFIB in 2008 to broaden RFIB’s product offering and market reach.

Following the sale of RFIB to Integro in January 2020, the specialty US team moved to the Ardonagh Group with the remit to create a specialty reinsurance business in the USA. Nick is currently based in Bermuda. Nick is President of Equinox (Re)Insurance Intermediaries and Price Forbes & Partners (Bermuda) Ltd.

Marcella Riso

Head of HR Capital Solutions

Marcella has been with the company since 2015 and became part of Ardonagh when Corant Global was acquired by the Ardonagh Group in November 2021.

As from January 2023, Marcella heads up the Capital Solutions segment. She has over 15 years of experience working for companies such as Ed Broking and NYSE. 

In her current role, Marcella provides strategic support to all the businesses within the Capital Solutions segment including Inver Re, Globe Underwriting, Cooper Gay, Geo Europe and Robus).