Simon Crone
Chief Underwriting Officer

Simon is Chief Underwriting Officer and is responsible for all existing commercial relationships and business development. Simon has held a variety of roles within the Company including VP Loss Mitigation, Operations Director and Quality Leader. Simon joined the Company in Australia and also worked for GE Life, UK in various Six Sigma Black Belt and IT roles. Simon holds a Masters Degree in Engineering.

Patrick Bamford
Business Development Director, UK

Patrick has 30 years experience working in the UK mortgage, consumer and retail finance markets. He joined the Company in 2011 and is responsible for all aspects of Business Development in the UK. He holds relationships with existing and prospective clients, trade bodies and advisors to the lending market. Prior to joining the Company he was a Director of a niche consultancy firm specialising in the consumer finance market and sat on an industry trade board. The bulk of his career was spent at GE Money and Abbey National subsidiary, First National Bank where he held various senior management roles. Patrick holds a post graduate diploma in leadership obtained at Exeter University.

Bill Drury
Head of Underwriting & Claims, Europe

Bill is the Underwriting & Claims Leader covering all of our European platforms. He is responsible for our underwriting and claim processes as well as managing the Credit Policy and underwriting controls. Bill has been with the Company since January 1999 and has held a number of different roles, initially starting as an Underwriter before moving into Audit and subsequently to Credit Policy. Prior to working for Genworth, Bill worked for the Leeds Permanent/Halifax for 11 years with the majority of this time being involved in mortgage lending. His experience there ranged from working in a branch to heading up a mortgage processing unit.

Huw Davies
Underwriting Manager, UK

Huw has over 25 years experience working in the UK mortgage, consumer and retail finance markets. He joined the Company in 1997 and is responsible for referral underwriting in the UK. He is involved with lending criteria assessment, claims processing and the audit function. Prior to joining the Company he was a Senior Underwriter at Citibank where he led a team responsible for the assessment of a range of secured and unsecured retail products. Huw holds an honours degree in Medieval and Modern History from London University and is CeMAP and CeRGI qualified.