Speakers List - COVER Claims Convention 2019


Adam Saville


Cover Magazine

Adam has been the editor of COVER since January 2018. An NCTJ-trained B2B journalist with a consumer publishing background, he was previously the deputy editor of DJ Magazine, and has past experience writing about mortgages, captives/global risk and hedge funds.

Keynote Speaker

Alan Knowles


The Protection Distributors Group

After originally joining financial services as a web programmer, Alan was quickly tempted by the dark side of financial services and became a protection adviser. Alan now runs Cura, a multi award-winning protection intermediary, specialising in hard-to-place protection cases, such as people with health conditions. Alan is also the current Chair of the Protection Distributors Group (PDG), a group of intermediaries working together to improve customer outcomes in the protection industry.


Scott Cadger

Head of Protection Underwriting and Claims Strategy

Scottish Widows

Scott is Head of Protection Underwriting and Claims Strategy at Scottish Widows and has over 14 years' experience in the financial services industry. A qualified actuary, Scott has worked across all aspects of protection; pricing, underwriting, claims and proposition. Scott's main passion is getting fair outcomes for customers and looking at how we can use technology as an enabler of customer choice of experience.

Steve Evans

Regional Protection Manager

Scottish Widows Protect

Steve graduated from Aberystwyth University in 1997 and joined Lloyds Banking Group under their Graduate Leadership Programme. Steve recently celebrated 20 years working with the financial services industry. He now works as a Regional Protection Manager in South Wales and South Midlands for Scottish Widows Protect. He believes passionately in the difference protection can make to a client's financial wellbeing and really enjoys helping advisers see the importance of having great protection conversations. Steve is an active supporter of the Workers Education Association charity. Outside of work, Steve is always planning his next travel adventure.

Roshani Hewa

Assistant Director, Head of Protection & Health

Association of British Insurers

Roshani Hewa is the Assistant Director, Head of Protection and Health, having previously worked at the ABI as Assistant Director, Head of Savings Policy. She is responsible for leading the ABI's strategy and policy development on protection and health policy issues.
She joined ABI in September 2017 from Barclays, having joined in 2011 and was responsible for engaging with UK regulators (PRA/FCA/PSR) to optimise outcomes for Barclays; developing and communicating insights on regulatory engagement internally and externally. Primary focus was on Barclays UK businesses i.e. Mortgages, Personal Banking, UK Cards and Treasury. Prior to Barclays, Roshani worked at KPMG for 5.5 years.
Began her career at KPMG in 2006 having studied a Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Commercial Law at Sydney University, graduating in 2005. She is ACA qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Johnny Timpson

Financial Protection Technical & Industry Affairs Manager

Scottish Widows

Johnny Timpson is Scottish Widows' financial protection specialist. As a leading expert in his sector, he brings over 40 years' experience working in a variety of technical roles and distribution models.
He is currently the DWP Disability Champion for the Insurance Industry and Profession, and Chairs the Access to Insurance Working Group, in addition he is a member of the Single Financial Guidance Body FinTech and Mental Health Advisory Group. Johnny is also a member of the CII's Insuring Women's Futures Programme Advisory Panel and London Institute Inclusion and Diversity Committee. In addition, he's a member of the Resilience Task Force chaired by Baroness Drake and also the Income Protection Task Force where he sits on both its Welfare and Building Resilient Households Working Groups.
A former chair of TISA's Consumer Protection Policy Council and member of the ABI Protection Committee, Johnny until its close, was a member of the Seven Families Project team where he lead a workstream.