Our Team

Technically accomplished. Passionate. Collaborative. Authentic. Values-driven.  Individually respected experts, we came together to create a new kind of independent professional services firm and a fresh option for Insurance and Financial Services.

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Executive Team

Sara Ager, Founder & CEO, GreenKite

Sara Ager

Founder & CEO

Logical and creative in her approach, Sara, a solicitor, has worked in and for Lloyd’s managing agencies, Bermudian reinsurers, MGAs and brokers. Her particular strength is in helping businesses close the gap between ‘front-end’ commercial ambition and regulatory and legal requirements.


Karen Stanford

Co-Founder, Operational and Transformation Lead

Karen helps organisations define business transformation and operational improvement. Able to develop pragmatic solutions to business problems, she quickly understands the business environment, and help deliver results.


Shan Millie, Founder and Customer & Innovation Lead, GreenKite

Shân Millie

Co-Founder, Innovation and Customer Lead

Shân specialises in the practicalities of Growth for corporate intrapreneurs and leaders, and Tech-enabled entrepreneurs with a focus on Insurance, AI/Digitalisation, Data & Trust and Business StoryTelling.



Gemma Curry

Executive Assistant

Gemma is the Executive Assistant to GreenKite CEO Sara Ager and works with the whole GreenKite Team on Business Development, Strategic Marketing, Operations and Client Delivery.


Our Associates

Paul Leach, GreenKite People & Performance Lead

Paul Leach​

Founding Associate, HR Consultant

Paul a Human Resources, Organisational Development Consultant & Portfolio HR Director. Focussed on the bottom-line, he delivers pragmatic, commercially-driven HR solutions and is passionate about delivering sustainable business performance.


Danielle Bromage

Operations & Transformation Consultant

With 10 years + of operational experience within the Lloyds and Company Markets, Danielle has a proven track record of change and improvement within firms

Gary Burke

Transformation Consultant

Gary is passionate about “transformation, change and making things work better”. He helps organisations align strategy and lead transformation to deliver great outcomes

Rikesh Patel

A Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing consultant with considerable experience in insurance both Lloyd’s and General London market. Extensive expertise in devising and mapping business process.

Chrystine Gittens

Chrystine, a practising employment lawyer who was called to the Bar in 1994 – experienced at grievance & disciplinary investigations. An Accredited Mediator who provides practical & commercial advice.

Paul Rich

Paul has an in-depth understanding of insurance markets, particularly the Lloyd’s and London Insurance Market. Founding chair of the IUA Delegated Authority Underwriting Group he has been involved in a variety of market modernisation initiatives.

Marisa Murton

Marisa is a seasoned data scientist with strong leadership and communication skills, having held a variety of data led roles in her 23 years at Aviva.

Tony Cassin-Scott

Tony has worked in the insurance sector since 2010 and led Bupa’s early Data strategy, more recently assisting Lloyd’s with their Data strategy and organisation.

Steve Colbert

Steve has 20 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s and General Insurance market operating as a Delegated Underwriting Manager with a proven track record providing appropriate oversight whilst supporting internal and external stakeholders.

Carlene Douglas

Carlene has spent her career in Financial Services with a broad knowledge of recruitment and procurement.

Our Board Members

GreenKite advocates and consciously supports diversity of background, thinking, leadership track record and approach – and more! Our Board reflects this, as well as bringing 100+ years’ experience in Insurance, Reinsurance, Finance and Executive Education.

Dean Fathers


A serial entrepreneur of international acclaim he is an experienced mentor for start-up businesses engaging proactively with the diversity agenda, and a champion for greater inclusivity at Board level.


Paula Doolan

Advisor Attendee

With a wealth of experience in business development & market engagement and the ability to communicate at all levels, Paula’s career spans 4 decades in the Insurance sector, more recently working for the MGAA.


Maxine Goddard

Advisor Attendee

An award-winning senior global operations leader with great strategic insight. Commercially driven, obsessed with strong execution, a D&I advocate Chair of iCAN [link] and Female Role Model of the Year 2020.



Tim Johnson

NED Member

An entrepreneurial accountant with more than 30+ years’ experience in wealth management, and employee benefits, Tim has acted in Financial Services roles from independent financial adviser to Group CEO. He brings a huge breadth of experience to our Board — and a great sense of humour!


Kasha Mleko

Advisor Attendee

A marketing and business development professional, Kasha is strategic and critical in her thinking, bringing a refreshing perspective as advisor to our Board.


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