SENIOR STAFF

Andrew Cassels

Founder

Andrew founded Web Connectivity in 2003 building on his previous experience as an implementer of early Web service technology. He was – and still is – convinced that there had to be a better way to control the use of Web services and that conviction led to the concept and design of EnabledB2B allowing senders and carriers to exchange electronic messages.

He has been a leading participant in various ACORD working groups
, especially in the creation of Repository Interoperability standards and the ACORD Security Profiles implementation guide for Web Services Security.

Andrew was awarded the lifetime Achievement Award for 2013.


Andrew previously worked as CTO of August
, where he implemented a shared Document Repository for a major London broker. Prior to this role he filled a number of technology-oriented positions in service provider / software house environments in the insurance industry.

James Willison

Managing Director

James, having worked as a management consultant for the last 5 years, joined as Managing Director in August 2006. James has a joint honours degree in law and accountancy, gained a diploma in management studies from Kingston Business school and has completed his Advanced Diploma in Insurance.

As a management consultant James worked for the LMP office, now known as the Market Reform Programme Office (MRPO). James key tasks were the management of the LMP slip audit team, development of the LMP slip, the Market Reform slip and ACORD compliant Global Placing Document (GPD).

Tim Ellis

Operations Director

Tim is a skilled IT professional, having over 24 years IT operational experience covering software and hardware implementation, IT operations and support, outsourcing and professional services which has resulted in his leading a diverse range of projects and teams across many industry sectors.

Before joining Web Connectivity, Tim’s employment history covers Ernst & Young, August, Telewest, Detica, Xerox and NetKonnect.

In addition, Tim is a Certified Information Systems Security Specialist (CISSP), ISO27001 Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor, ACORD Certified Expert (ACE GRLC), an ITIL Service Management practitioner, and has a BSc (Hons) in Computing and IT.

Rien van Keulen

Principal Consultant

Rien joined Web Connectivity in September 2004 to use his business and standards know-how in the ongoing development of products and services.

His extensive experience of global standards implementation, London Insurance Market processes and systems means that he is one of the few who has a detailed understanding of the issues and problems involved in the changes triggered by the Accounting & Settlement project in London.

Prior to Web Connectivity he worked at a sequence of standards organisations – RINET, WISe and ACORD – always in a role focused on implementation of the set of standards now referred to as ACORD Reinsurance and Large Commercial (RLC). He was closely involved in a number of implementation projects in London, Europe and the US.

Before entering the standards world he worked in the London Insurance Market on both sides of the divide for broking as well as underwriting firms. In the latter role he was instrumental in the design and implementation of an automated processing system for incoming Bureau messages.