The Newton Follis Partnership comprises a small team of professionals with long and deep experience in Lloyd's, the wider insurance industry and the analysis and appraisal of insurance business prospects. We are dedicated solely to providing superior advice to our clients on all matters relating to third party capital provision to Lloyd's.
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David Newton Chairman
After some years in Advertising and Marketing (McCann Erickson, Grey and Lever Brothers) in London and New York; and Investment Management (Warburgs) in London, David's Lloyd's career began when he joined the Octavian Group, a combined managing and members' agency, in 1975. He started as investment manager, then new business manager and, by 1985, was joint managing director. He left Octavian in 1988 and moved to South Africa. With awareness from his employment of the conflicts inherent in the Lloyd's system, he set up as a consultant, offering independent advice to Lloyd's names, both on syndicates and which members' agent to join. This business flourished and, in 1998, he joined with Alison Follis to form The Newton Follis Partnership to carry on the work.
David first became a Name in the 1980s and his current Lloyd's interests are represented by a family trust that underwrites through a NameCo.
David was educated at St Pauls School, London and Trinity College, Oxford, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa and his interests include bridge, chess, theatre, opera and travel.
William Cox Director, Insurance Research
William's career in the Lloyd's market spans more than 27 years. He has worked primarily as a syndicate and insurance analyst at Wellington Underwriting Agencies, Amlin (formerly Murray Lawrence Members Agency), Argenta Private Capital, Teather & Greenwood stockbrokers and a Norwegian backed insurance fund providing capital to the Lloyd's market. With a background spanning both managing and members' agencies, he has extensive experience of syndicate business planning, underwriting portfolio selection and construction, as well as innovation in the field of third party capital provision. William worked with Tony Harris previously at SBW Insurance Research Limited in the 1990s.
William was educated at the University of East Anglia, where he read Mathematics. He lives in London and his interests include theatre, sport, travel, gardening and culinary experimentation.
Tony Harris Chief Executive
After working as a niche market securities analyst and subsequenly as a performance consultant at Legal & General Ventures, Tony's Lloyd's career started in 1993 when he was asked to head up the merged analysis departments of Lloyd's members' agents Stace Barr and Wellington. SBW Insurance Research was the pioneer of formal research into Lloyd's syndicates, devising methods for assessing the risk and return profiles of underwriting syndicates and portfolios. SBW became part of Amlin plc and was sold to CBS in 2000, when Tony left. Since then Tony has worked as an expert witness on disputes relating to investments; and, between 2004 and 2009, helped set up a research team, working on commercial property funds, for HSBC Global Asset Management.
Tony was a Name from 1992 to 1998 and currently underwrites through a NameCo.
Tony was educated at the University of Bristol (BSc, Psychology) and University of Sussex (DPhil, Experimental Psychology). He lives in London and his interests include opera, cycling, theatre, reading and poker tournaments.
David Monksfield Non-executive Director
David is Executive Chairman of Argenta Private Capital Limited and a director of other Argenta companies. He has worked in the Lloyds community since 1981 both as a Members’ and Managing Agent and has served on various Lloyd’s related committees and working parties.
He is a director of Talisman Underwriting Plc, an unlisted holding company for 3 corporate members at Lloyd’s that he helped form in 1997.
He has been a director of the ALM since 2009, a director of the Stop Loss Mutual Insurance Association Ltd since 2004 and in 2015 became a non-executive director of The Newton Follis Partnership Limited.
David has an honours degree in Automation engineering from the City University. He became a Member of Lloyds in 1982 and now underwrites though a LLP.
Marion Wondja Dooh Company Secretary
Marion is a French national. She trained as a lawyer in Rennes (Bachelor of Law) and in Paris Sorbonne (Master II in Business and Tax law). After internships at FIDAL (a Paris law firm), Societe Generale and AXA Private Equity, and a short career in wine and fashion retail in Paris, Marion moved to London in 2011. She managed a French designer boutique here before joining Newton Follis in November 2012 when the office moved to London. She is currently studying towards the Company Secretary Qualifying Scheme (ICSA).
Marion lives in London and her interests are cooking, photography and travelling.