• Committee Member - Claire Ginnelly, Executive Committee

    Claire Ginnelly

    Executive Committee

    Claire Ginnelly has been working in the private medical insurance industry since 1991. All her experience has been gained working for large insurance companies managing the distribution of health insurance products through intermediaries. She has held senior positions within Standard Life Healthcare, as Head of Intermediary Sales, and Groupama Healthcare, as Head of Distribution.

    In June 2013, Claire joined Premier Choice Group as Head of Healthcare and she was appointed Managing Director of the Group in July 2015. Premier Choice Group is involved in all aspects of the Healthcare market from Private Medical Insurance to Risk and Protection.

    Claire has been a member of the AMII Executive since 2014.  Previously in 2008, Claire was a member of the Executive in the role of Insurer Liaison which she held for two years.

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  • Committee Member - Michael Payne, General Secretary

    Michael Payne

    General Secretary

    Michael has more than 30 years’ experience in the health insurance sector, originally setting up Health Plan at the tender age of 21, as a successful independent health insurance intermediary, focusing on the individual and SME market. 

    His expertise in the individual market saw him win the Health Insurance Best Individual PMI Intermediary Award in 1999, 2001 and 2008.

    After selling his health insurance brokerage, Michael became the first General Secretary of AMII in 2009 and took a leading role in helping develop and promote the new IF7 - Healthcare Insurance Products examination with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), which was launched in 2010. 

    Michael was also instrumental in the CII's decision to launch the Cert CII (Health & Protection) in 2012, a sector specific accreditation designed to demonstrate technical expertise in health and protection insurance.

    In addition to his AMII role, Michael is also a director of Apex International Recruitment, a medical recruitment agency specialising in the pharmaceutical sector; is active in school governance; has previously been a member of advisory council to The Private Patients Forum and a former public governor of The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.

    He lives in Cornwall with his wife Julie and two children.

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  • Committee Member - Paul Shires, Executive Committee - Health Cash Plan Representative

    Paul Shires

    Executive Committee - Health Cash Plan Representative

    Paul is Managing Director of UK Healthcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Westfield Health. 

    Paul is a highly qualified professional with more than twenty five years financial services experience, the majority of which has been in health insurance. Prior to joining Westfield as an Executive Director in 2009, Paul led the Commercial Partnership team at CIGNA, responsible for all commercial relationships which included distributors and healthcare providers such as hospital networks. 

    Upon joining Westfield as Sales & Marketing Director, Paul re-branded the organisation, launched award winning new health insurance products and achieved substantial growth for the organisation. Supported by Westfield’s Board, Paul broadened his experience by spending time with Health Insurers and providers across North America, Asia, Australasia and Europe. 

    Following Westfield’s acquisition of UK Healthcare in 2018, Paul was delighted to be promoted to Managing Director with a focus on growing the organisation which provides differentiated health insurance products within the Westfield Group.

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  • Committee Member - Paul Swanson, Treasurer

    Paul Swanson

    Treasurer

    Paul Swanson  has worked in the Private Health Insurance sector for over 30 years  initially joining WPA (Western Provident Association) as a Senior  Account Manager responsible for managing a panel  of insurance brokers across the Midlands and Wales Regions. In 1993 he  jointly formed Healthwise Limited based in Dudley, initially providing  Private Health insurance broking services. Today, Healthwise provides a  complete range of Employee Benefit services  and Paul is well versed in all areas of Private Health, Group Risk  along with Health & Wellbeing requirements for employees.

    Having worked  for an insurer and now being an Advisor, Paul is ideally suited to  support AMII and its membership in the future development of the  industry, as well as raising professional standards  and adhering to and ensuring good practice.

    Paul has been  included and advised on a number of insurer Advisory Boards in the PMI  & Health Cash Plan markets over the years and is keen to improve the  perception of insurance in general.

    Paul is a keen  golfer, skier and is Honorary President of a Junior Football Club,  having spent nine years coaching Junior Football both at local and  District level.

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  • Committee Member - Stuart Scullion, Executive Chairman

    Stuart Scullion

    Executive Chairman

    ​Stuart Scullion has been involved in the PMI industry for more than two decades, as both an insurer and an intermediary.

    He was widely acknowledged as the driving force behind the success of PMI insurer Clinicare, before the business was acquired by Groupama Insurances.

    Stuart is a past Chairman of the Association of Medical Expenses Insurers (AMEI) and has previously been an executive member of the BIBA PMI Focus Group.

    After a short spell at Patient Choice, he joined the Private Health Partnership (PHP), one of the UK’s largest intermediary firms, where he has spent the last five years as Managing Director. Following the acquisition of PHP by Punter Southall Group, he continued as Commercial Director of Punter Southall Health and Protection.

    He was a member of the Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries (AMII) for several years before becoming Chairman in March 2015. He strongly advocates the AMII Code of Ethics and Conduct and the raising of professional standards by qualification.

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  • Committee Member - Marcia Reid, Executive Committee

    Marcia Reid

    Executive Committee

  • Committee Member - Isaac Feiner, Executive Committee

    Isaac Feiner

    Executive Committee

    Isaac Feiner is the Founder of  Lifepoint Healthcare Ltd and has been active in the Health Insurance  industry as a specialist intermediary advising consumers and SME  business clients on the complexities of the private health insurance  market  since 2011.

    Isaac has been Highly Commended in  numerous industry awards including the  ‘Above and Beyond’ Award at the  UK Customer Service Excellence Awards 2019.

    He is passionate about our industry  and committed to helping protect companies and individuals with tailored  insurance solutions from the physical and financial distress caused by  serious illness, injury, accident and death. 

    He is a published author having  recently written a book called ‘An Essential Guide to Health Insurance  for Companies’ -  an information guide to assist businesses make  informed choices on employee benefits.

    Isaac also serves as a volunteer with  the Blind and Disabled. He lives in North London with his wife Debbie  and their three children.’’

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  • Committee Member - Jason Morris, Executive Committee

    Jason Morris

    Executive Committee

    Jason has worked in the healthcare industry for  the past 30 years, and has always worked on the insurer side, managing  the distribution of health insurance products through intermediaries all of his career.

    Prior to joining Bupa 6 years ago he held positions with AXA PPP Healthcare, Clinicare, Guardian Health and PPP Intermediary Division.  A thorough understanding of the market and intermediaries enables Jason to understand the challenges that intermediaries have in a fast moving market.

    Jason is proud to be an executive member of AMII, and work closely to raise the standards in the healthcare market

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  • Committee Member - Paul Moulton, Executive Committee - Corporate Member Representative

    Paul Moulton

    Executive Committee - Corporate Member Representative

    Paul Moulton – Director of SME Axa PPP Healthcare

    Paul has been with Axa PPP healthcare for over 25 years. Within the overall strategic objectives of the business the role is responsible for ensuring Axa PPP continues to provide relevant propositions and products and excellent service to customers and intermediaries alike. He and his team are also very focussed on looking at ways of growing our overall market as this is a critical element of maintaining a dynamic and relevant industry. As well as the SME sector he is also has overall responsibility for developing and growing retail sales through the intermediary channel.

    Prior to his current role he has enjoyed a number of senior leadership roles with Axa PPP which have provided a detailed insight into the differing requirements of the various customer segments. He was also closely involved in the recent acquisition of the Simply Health pmi portfolio and the subsequent setting up of the Bristol SME team to specifically support regionally based intermediaries develop their healthcare portfolios.

    Whist Axa PPP healthcare continues to invest and develop a multi-channel distribution capability we recognise that the intermediary channel continues to be one of largest and most important and Paul is committed to ensuring support for intermediaries in our market remain as well supported as possible.

    We are delighted to continue to work closely with the AMII Executive and member firms and look forward to mutual successes over the coming years.

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  • Committee Member - Guy Jones, Executive Committee

    Guy Jones

    Executive Committee

    I began my career in Healthcare in 1988 with Private Patients Plan (now AXA PPP) as an account manager with responsibility for the South of London and parts of Kent. Moving in 1994 to PPP’s International busienss with European responsibilities. 

    At the end of 1996 I set up Rossborough Healthcare International Limited in Guernsey & Jersey becoming the first broker based in the Islands. 

    Leaving The Channel Islands in 2002 my business partner and I purchased Berwick Devoil Healthcare Limited from my former boss at AXA PPP. 

    BDHL now manages Healthcare from clients throughout the UK, Channel Islands and around the world working with Health and Group Risk. 

    As an Executive Committee Member, I am hoping to use my experience and energy to help AMII to achieve its goals and uphold its code of ethics and professionalism within the industry for the benefit of AMII members and their clients.
     
     

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  • Committee Member - Alan Mulligan, Executive Committee

    Alan Mulligan

    Executive Committee

    I have been working in the insurance industry for the past 40 years and have specialised in private medical insurance and employee benefits for the past 28 years.I am passionate about the industry and have sat on industry advisory boards in the PMI & Cash Plan markets, shaping the way forward in policy. I am also regularly invited to industry round table debates discussing current issues and changes. I am forward thinking, clear-sightedand straight talking in working hard to provide the best for our clients and work hard on our relationships with other professionals in the industry.

    As we are entering a time where both the market and the marketplace are changing at accelerating rates, add into this the developing legislative changes that are ongoing I feel that I can work with the AMII committee members to achieve a like minded goal in ensuring that we are able to influence future developments for the benefit of both intermediaries and our clients.

    I feel that it is important that the market does not lose sight of the fact that it should be people-led and needs to retain a personal, tailored service with professional values that offers the client a competitive edge whilst remaining relationship-based.

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