RGA International Reinsurance Company
UK Branch Office
RGA UK Services
Simon Wainwright is Chief Operating Officer of RGA EMEA. He is also Managing Director of RGA UK Services Limited, responsible for leading the management and growth of RGA’s business and operations in the U.K. and Irish markets.
Simon has more than 25 years of strategic leadership experience with many key business segments of premium U.K.-based financial services institutions. Over the past 15 years, Simon has headed several business units for the global bank HSBC. Most recently, Simon was Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Insurance UK Ltd and HSBC General Insurance Ltd, and Deputy CEO HSBC Insurance Europe and Middle East. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Ireland, the bank’s global reinsurance hub, and Chief Operating Officer, Commercial, Corporate and Structured Bank for HSBC Bank Plc.
In other roles with HSBC, he led business banking for HSBC Bank Plc, commercial wealth management for HSBC Bank UK, and was head of distribution and direct financial services for HSBC Bank Plc. Simon also served in director roles at Clerical Medical Investment Group Ltd and Nationwide Building Society in the U.K.
Simon received a B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) degree in banking practice and management from the Institute of Financial Services, School of Finance (formerly the Chartered Institute of Banking), a Diploma in Management Studies from Oxford Business School, and an M.B.A. from Henley Business School, University of Reading. Simon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB).
Calvin Cole is Head of Underwriting, UK and Europe for RGA International Reinsurance Company dac, UK Branch Office. He has executive oversight of all European offices and responsibility for all underwriting activities engaged in by the UK office. Calvin is also responsible for claims within the UK and Ireland.
In 2003 Calvin arrived at RGA, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise in life and health reinsurance. He spent more than half of his 30-year career with Mercantile & General Reinsurance Company PLC, and also was with Swiss Re’s Middle East operations. In addition, he was a life and health broker for Guy Carpenter.
Calvin is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), a previous President of the Assurance Medical Underwriting Society, and a member of the Association of British Insurers’ Protection Development Committee and Medical and Underwriting Committee.
Hamish Galloway is Senior Vice President, Global Financial Solutions (GFS) for RGA UK Services Limited. He heads the office’s Financial Solutions team, which focuses on longevity reinsurance and financial reinsurance.
In 1998, Hamish was the first employee hired by RGA in the United Kingdom. He was an integral member of the team that took RGA’s UK operations from a startup to its current status as the market’s leading life reinsurance provider. He spent the first 10 years as Chief Pricing Actuary. He was named Head of Longevity and Financial Reinsurance in 2009, and later became Senior Vice President, GFS.
Hamish came to RGA from Gerling Global (UK), where he headed up its Pricing and Valuation areas. He began his career at Manulife Financial, and stayed on when it was bought by Canada Life, working as the valuation actuary for the unit-linked subsidiaries.
Hamish graduated from Cambridge University’s Sidney Sussex College, and qualified as an actuary in 1993. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (FIA).