Jon Monkcom – Chairman
Jon has a BA in Literature and, after completing his traineeship with KPMG, qualified as a Chartered Accountant. In 1987 Jon joined Aflac and in 1993, set-up an insurance administration company to manage the run-off policies from this business as they withdrew from the European Market. In 1995 Jon purchased the Aflac business from its US Owners. Jon is Chairman of the Wessex Group, a Non-Executive Director of Accelerator Limited and on the Executive of the Hampshire Sculpture Trust.
NIGEL PRESTON – JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR
Nigel was educated at Blundell’s School and Somerset College of Art and Technology. In 1982 Nigel entered the Insurance industry working for the Edward Lumley Group as an Account Manager. Before joining Jon in 1995 as co-founder of the Wessex Group, Nigel also worked for Aflac and Bain Hogg specialising in various Sales and Marketing roles in their scheme division. Nigel is on the committee of Protect, an association of companies and individuals involved in the UK protection markets.
GARETH SAMPSON – JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR
Gareth left university with a BCom (Hons) in Business Finance and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young (South Africa) in 1995. Gareth moved to the UK in 1998 and joined the Wessex Group in 2002 where he is Joint Managing Director. In 2004 he obtained a Masters degree in Business Administration from Bournemouth University. Gareth is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales and a non-resident member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.