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Harwell Capital

Matthew Fosh

AXIS Capital

London, UK

Executive Chair, Europe

AXIS Capital

Matthew Fosh


Matthew Fosh joined the Novae Group as Chief Executive Officer in November 2002. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1979, where he won blues for cricket and rugby, and played as a professional cricketer with Essex. He joined the City in 1983 and following six years in the London stock market he moved into derivatives, where in 1989 he co-founded his own derivative trading business, Seagray Fosh Ltd. He sold this business in 2002 to ICAP plc and moved to the insurance industry as CEO of Novae Group. He sits on the Council of Lloyd’s and he is a Governor of Harrow School.

Personal Business Advice

"Do something today that your future self will thank you for."

Matthew Fosh’s Newsfeed

27 Jul 2018
Post Online
Pauline Miller (Lloyd's), Jason Groves (Marsh) and Matthew Fosh (Axis) on 'Dive In 2018'

“Awareness is one thing; action is the big thing. And action takes time,” said Matthew Fosh, chairman of Axis Europe, at the official launch of the 2018 event.

16 Apr 2018
Business Wire
AXIS Launches Cyber Center of Excellence

Commented Matthew Fosh: “Through the AXIS Cyber Center of Excellence, we are taking a holistic approach to helping our clients and partners solve their existing and emerging cyber risks. Mitigating any risk begins with education, and that is the basis from which we have built the AXIS Cyber Center of Excellence – a resource to brokers and insureds to improve their understanding of the cyber risk environment and arm them with solutions for mitigating those risks.”

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Matthew Fosh’s Background

Executive Chair, Europe
Oct 2017 - Present
AXIS is a global insurer and reinsurer that provides clients and distribution partners with a broad range of specialized risk transfer products and services.
Chief Executive Officer
2002 - 2017
London, UK
Novae Group plc is an insurance underwriting company headquartered in London. The Company was founded in 1986 as SVB Holdings plc and changed its name to Novae Group plc in 2006.
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Other Business Interests

Council Member
2010 - Present
London, UK
Lloyd's is an insurance market located in London's primary financial district, the City of London. Unlike most of its competitors in the industry, it is not a company but instead a corporate body governed by the Lloyd's Act of 1871 and subsequent Acts of Parliament.
1995 - Present
London, UK
The leading professional body for securities, investment, wealth and financial planning professionals.
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Matthew Fosh’s Education

Modern Languages/Land Economy Degree, 2:2
1976 - 1979
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Harrow School
1971 - 1976