Welcome to Northcourt, Nuclear Risk Specialists

The Board

Alan Rickett

Alan was appointed as CEO of Northcourt in December 2011 when the company was established with the aim of providing new insurance capacity to the nuclear insurance market and firmly position it in the international arena.

Over the last 12 years he has launched Property and Liability Binders and Northcourt is now a well-recognised and reputable company with a truly global footprint.

Prior to joining Northcourt, Alan worked for Marsh for over 30 years and was a leader of its nuclear practice in London. Throughout his career Alan specialised in the placement of complex nuclear insurance programmes for local and global nuclear companies. He provided advice and direction for its clients in relation to the Property, Liability and other nuclear related risks.

He joined Hogg Robinson in 1978 as a graduate trainee before moving to Sedgwick in 1981, and after 15 years, moved to the Isle of Man as Managing Director of the Company's Captive Management operation. Alan has established Nuclear Captive Insurance Companies in Guernsey, Isle of Man and South Carolina and served on the board of several substantial nuclear captives with responsibility of over $500m of capacity.

He was educated at Nottingham University. He is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a fellow of the Institute of Risk Management.


Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years, working for large insurers, Lloyd’s syndicates and MGAs.

He has worked for a number of companies underwriting financial lines business, including Allied World Assurance and The Channel Syndicate. In 2014, Kevin moved to The Navigators Group where he was Head of Delegated Authority across the Lloyd’s platform.

He began working for Ascent Underwriting as Chief Operations Officer in 2016, and is now Chief Information Officer for Optio, and Director of Northcourt.


John Mawson

John Mawson has held operational management roles in the worldwide insurance and reinsurance industry since 1981.

He began his career in North American reinsurance with Sedgwick Payne (now Marsh), moving to BMS Group in 1984 and then into the international marketplace with Harris & Dixon Insurance Brokers in 1997.

He was instrumental in the set up of BMS International Intermediaries in 2002, where he was Operations Director for a global network, comprising six offices with 70 people.

In 2008, John joined Jansen & Hastings as Operations Manager, moved to Cove Programs in 2012, and became Operations Director of Bay Risk Services in 2016.

John is now Chief Operational Officer at Optio and Non-Executive Director for Northcourt.


David Galea

David started his insurance career in 1996 with Laferla Insurance Agency Limited (an MGA for certain Lloyds Syndicates). Two years later he moved to Mapfre Middlesea Plc. (formerly Middlesea Insurance Plc.) where he became responsible for a portfolio of Property and Casualty commercial claims. Within the Claims Department, David was also responsible for liaising with the Underwriting department to implement risk improvements, with the Reinsurance Department for the collection of recoveries from both Treaty and Facultative Reinsurers (including Monte Carlo and Baden Baden Reporting), and with the IT Department for the enhancement of the company’s IT Systems. He obtained his ACII and Chartered Insurance status in 2004, and his RIMAP Certification in 2016.

In 2006, David joined Marsh Captive Solutions in Malta as an Insurance Manager for an array or captives, commercial insurers and intermediaries transacting (re)insurance business across the EEA and globally. As part of his duties, David has also advised and guided a number of international clients through mergers, acquisitions, loss portfolio transfers, commutations, and redomiciliations. David has also been involved in a number of feasibility studies and the establishment of new licensed entities, during his time at Marsh, and holds a number of regulated positions for both Marsh and its clients.