Meet the Senior Management Team

Vivek Banga

Managing Director

Vivek joined Polaris in February 2019. He has over fifteen years of experience in digital distribution of general insurance having worked in this area for insurers as well as a global insurance broker. He chaired the British Insurance Brokers Association’s cross-industry Innovation Working Group for three years and was previously also a member of TechNation’s Insurtech Board.

Simon Bloomfield

Head of imarket

Simon joined Polaris in October 2015, having previously spent 25 years working for insurers. He has over 15 years of digital trading experience in the broker channel.

He manages the imarket proposition, which connects brokers systems to insurer systems for commercial digital trading. imarket policy volume now exceeds half a million per year.

Martin Thornhill

Head of ProductWriter (and Finance Manager)

Martin leads the ProductWriter team, ensuring that Polaris’ market leading rating engine continues to evolve to meet the insurance industry’s complex rating, pricing and underwriting requirements. Martin promotes ProductWriters’ versatility and scalability, from its ability to deliver niche / high value products, up to powering the many millions of private car and household quotes through the most popular price comparison websites.

Steve Waller

Head of Standards

Steve joined Polaris in July 2016 and is the Polaris product owner for our Standards proposition, covering both commercial and personal lines products. Standards play a crucial role in managing the digital trading capabilities for the insurance industry as they provide the language of the industry.