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 creating the first nuclear insurance provider in over 35 years and firmly position it in the international arena.

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


Tom Anastasi Pace

Tom Anastasi Pace is a former Chief Officer of the Bank of Valetta plc, having retired in 2002 after 26 years' service with the Bank. Tom left the Bank's active service after having occupied various deputy and executive positions within the Group, including Chief Officer Financial Markets between 2000 and 2002 where he was responsible for the Group's Treasury and Foreign Currency Assets, having headed the Group's International Division between 1984 and 2000.

From 1997 to 2002, he was also the official within Bank of Valetta responsible for the development of the investment banking sector of the Bank of Valletta Group and also the Bank of Valetta Group's fund management and fund administration companies.

He has maintained an active involvement in the development of the fund services industry in Malta, and he currently holds a number of non-executive directorships for SICAV's registered in Malta as well as a number of locally registered asset management companies.


David Pullicino

David Pullicino is a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Malta. He retired in April 2010. David was first appointed as Deputy Governor in 1999 and served two successive terms of in that post. David has had experience in most operational areas of the Central Bank and was involved in developing strategies and procedures for the areas of the Bank's operations in which he was involved. Included in these were the Bank's Banking Office, Investments Office and Payment Systems.

As Deputy Governor, David was an executive Board Member of the Central Bank of Malta. He was also Deputy Chairman of the Bank's Executive Management Committee, member of the Bank's Audit Committee and Investments Committee.

His responsibilities included the Bank's preparation for Malta's eventual membership of the European Union in 2004. He was involved in the accession screening process of the chapters of the Acquis Communautaire relating to the Bank and was involved in the reorganisation the Bank to undertake the tasks that would be required of it as part of the European System of Central Banks.

Malta adopted the euro as its currency on 1st January 2008 and became a full member of the Eurosystem on that date. He piloted the changeover from Malta's National currency to the euro at the Bank and at a national level as Deputy Chairman of the National Euro Changeover Committee. He acts as a freelance consultant and Non-executive Director to a range of Maltese businesses.

He was nominated a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Bankers in October 2004.


Mark Guillaumier

Mark Guillaumier retired as the Chief Executive of the Malta Stock Exchange Plc in September 2010, a post he had held for the previous nine years. After graduating in Economics in 1973, Mark spent three years at the Bank of Valletta Plc before joining the Research Division of the Central Bank of Malta where he spent the next sixteen years. During this period, he rose to the position of Senior Executive Officer and Advisor on Monetary Policy to the Governor and the Board of Directors of the Bank.

In 1992 the Malta Stock Exchange commenced operations and Mark joined the Exchange as Assistant General Manager. He was appointed Deputy General Manager in January 1995, General Manager in January 1999 and Chief Executive in September 2001.

In 2005, Mark was officially appointed Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Finance and represented the Ministry on the Financial Services Committee of the European Commission in Brussels until 2008. He also sat on a number of international committees including the European Central Bank Advisory Group forTarget2-Securities and the Budget and Audit Committee of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE). He also served as a Director on the Board of the European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA) from 2008 until his retirement from the Exchange in 2010.

Apart from sitting on the Board of Northcourt Ltd, Mark also serves as a director on the boards of Swissquote Financial Services (Malta) Ltd, Accolade Investment Co Ltd, Metatron Capital Sicav plc. Cesky Fond Sicav plc and CM Capital Sicav plc.