Executive Directors

Peter Scales

Chief Executive Officer

Peter has worked in the Lloyd’s marketplace for over thirty years and co-founded the White Bear Capital Group in 2016. Peter is Chief Executive Officer of White Bear Managers Limited and a Director of Blenheim Underwriting Limited. In 2000 Peter was appointed CEO and one of the founders of Cathedral Capital Limited from start up to the sale to Lancashire Holdings Limited in 2013, remaining as CEO of Cathedral within the Lancashire Group until 2016. Prior to joining Cathedral, Peter had 14 years of Insurance Industry experience including being appointed to Managing Director of Wren Lloyd’s Advisors in 1995, working on establishing the first generation of Lloyd’s Corporate Capital Vehicles. Peter holds a BSC (Econ) in Economics and Geography from the University College of London.

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John Cutts

Chief Underwriting Officer

John joined the White Bear Group in 2018 to establish the Specialty Reinsurance Account for Blenheim and is also Chief Underwriting Officer of White Bear Managers. Prior to this John worked in the market for over 30 years in both the Lloyds and Company markets, focusing on all classes of reinsurance business as well as supporting and setting up MGA platforms. Before joining White Bear Group in 2018 John was Head of Treaty Underwriting at Talbot Syndicate 1183 where he worked for 19 years, prior to that he was a Treaty Underwriter at Reliance National UK and from the start an assistant underwriter at R. C. Barber Syndicate 512 working across both insurance and reinsurance lines.

John Lynch


John has over twenty five years’ experience within the Lloyd’s market and co-founded the White Bear Capital Group in 2016. John is Chief Executive Officer of Blenheim Underwriting Limited and a director of White Bear Managers Limited. John was one of the founders and Chief Financial Officer of Cathedral Underwriting Limited from start up in 2000 to sale to Lancashire Insurance PLC in 2013, remaining as CFO of Cathedral until 2016. Prior to joining Cathedral, John was Head of Finance and Company Secretary of Wren Lloyd’s Advisors and was appointed to Group Financial Controller in 1999 following the purchase of Wren by Brit PLC. John was also previously head of accounting at Finsbury Asset Management. John holds a degree in Commerce from University College Cork and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992.

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Sharon Jackson

Head of Group Operations

Sharon joined the White Bear Group in 2019 to head up the Group Operations function. Prior to joining White Bear, Sharon was at Aon for over 30 years where she held a number of key Operational roles, most recently as Head of Operations, Global Re Specialty.

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Shirley Holley

Company Secretary