The Management Team

The Modus team has a wealth of e-trading experience across home, landlord and commercial lines of business. Founded in early 2015, we only employ senior staff who are compatible with our unique and streamlined approach to insurance. You can learn a little bit more about our management team below, by clicking on each of the images.

Simon Read - Director

Simon Read

Director

Simon has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, the last fifteen of which have been leading specialist e-trading and underwriting businesses.

Simon is Managing Director of the Modus board as well as overseeing new tech developments and ensuring that our systems meet the needs of our broker customers.

Scott Banks - Director

Scott Banks

Director

Scott has over 20 years insurance experience and led several large businesses, with a focus on specialist e-trading.

Scott’s key responsibilities include underwriting and distribution.  Scott was a co-founder of Modus, along with Simon, in 2015.

Giles Ashley

Giles Ashley

Scheme Development Manager

Giles has over 25 years insurance experience working for brokers, insurers and MGAs. His key field of expertise is digital trading, his role at Modus encompassing working with software houses and brokers to build and maintain our portfolio of products and schemes.

James Russell

James Russell

Underwriting Manager

James leads our Underwriting function, having wide experience in a variety of commercial and personal lines areas, with a specialism in e-traded business.  He is ACII qualified and has worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years.

Lyndsey Barnett

Lyndsey Barnett

Head of Broker Engagement

Lyndsey has over 25 years experience in the industry, specialising in sales, marketing and distribution across both commercial and personal insurance.  At Modus, Lyndsey is focussed on the continued growth of the sales pipeline, management of our broker partners and successful delivery of the open market proposition to UK brokers.