Meet our leadership team

Being focused purely on insurance and reinsurance has enabled us to build a knowledgable team with deep industry experience and insight as well as outstanding technical capability. 

James Wilson

EVP & Managing Director

James Willison is Managing Director of WCL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advisen, based out of London.

WCL provides the Global Insurance and Reinsurance market with ACORD based messages solutions, utilized in the electronic Placement and Accounting & Settlement of (re)insurance risks. James’ responsibilities include working with clients on the implementation of significant change and business process improvement projects. In addition, James is responsible for lead generation, sales and marketing and account management of many of the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance organizations.

Previously to working at WCL James worked as a Management Consultant in the Lloyd’s and London Insurance market, gained a joint honors degree in Law and Accountancy and achieved his chartered Insurer status.

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 WCL,

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.

Graham Card

Senior Management Consultant

Graham is an experienced and committed Insurance professional with over 30 years of leadership experience in the Broker IBA function. He has successfully undertaken a wide-range of operational, project management and executive leadership roles.

Graham has led both tactical and strategic business initiatives, contributing to the ‘big picture’ whilst also maintaining a clear understanding of the detail.

In recent years, he has provided significant leadership in the global roll-out of e-Accounting.

Ian Davies

Client Services Manager

Ian Davies heads up our Client Services/Projects team in London.

The team supports customers to ensure goals are achieved on-time, with the required quality and within budget. The team covers product and project managements, SME’s and analysts.

Previously, Ian worked for 16 years with a leading Insurance broker spanning Placing, Accounting and Settlement and Treasury across Project, PMO and Portfolio management roles.

Danny McCarthy

IT Operations Manager

Danny McCarthy heads up our IT and Support team in London.

The support team at WCL deals with configuring and monitoring our client environments, alongside managing software faults and providing user-friendly assistance.

Previously, Danny worked for a facilities management company who was one of the world’s largest multinational corporations.

Nick Cartwright

Development Manager

Nick Cartwright is our Software Development Manager. 

He is a highly experienced financial services technology leader, having masterminded applications development in the mortgage industry—application processing systems to requirements, schedule and budget.

Nick has been at the helm of software development at WCL for 10 years, managing a talented team of developers. It is under his guidance that WCL was able to create its market leading gateway software.

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 several technology-oriented positions in service provider / software house environments in the insurance industry.

Kevin Yu

Head of Client Service US

Working out of the New York office, Kevin Yu heads client services for WCL in the US. He provides implementation and on-boarding services and support to enable WCL clients to transition and leverage WCL products and solutions to meet business objectives.

Prior to WCL, Kevin led implementation teams while at RMS for over 15 years. During that time, Kevin provided technical advisory and solution architecture services for the risk modeling products across the P&C insurance industry. Kevin provided solutions that increased performance, scale and efficiency by utilizing technologies in cloud computing, virtualization and high-performance computing.

Kevin graduated from Cornell University with a BS degree in Biology and Business Administration.

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