The Team

David Thomas
Senior Partner

020 3544 4938

07815 909 688

David is the CEO of Innovisk Capital Partners.  A former (re)insurance broker, David became joint CEO of the Carvill Group.  Since then, he has held various senior leadership positions within the industry, focusing on broking and capital management. 

Richard Winborn
Managing Partner

020 3794 4519

07584 217 602

Richard has 15 years M&A experience.  Richard is a former corporate lawyer who first joined the M&A insurance industry as a broker in 2008.  Since becoming an underwriter, Richard has held various senior leadership positions within the M&A insurance market and has previously launched a successful M&A insurance business within a global carrier.


Amelia Gould
Operations Manager

020 3794 4503

07880 425 732

Amelia is the Operations Manager for Themis.
She’s involved in coordinating and developing new processes and leading the transition on to Innovisk’s cutting edge technology platform.

Amelia’s previous experiences in the market as an Underwriting Assistant and an Operations Analyst has allowed her to gain knowledge and experience of the industry best practices. Amelia works closely with the whole Themis team and ensures our broking partners receive the highest level of service.


Paul Dickinson
Head of Tax (International)

020 3794 4520

07584 342 358

Paul is a qualified tax accountant (ACA) with 18 years post-qualification experience.

Since qualifying, he has spent an excess of 15 years in front office tax structuring/corporate M&A roles at major investment banks. He has advised on and structured UK, European, Asian, US and Latam tax matters, this includes high value M&A deals and complex restructures spanning a broad range of clients and taxes. Paul's expertise will allow Themis to carry out more of its tax underwriting in house, so our broking partners are always talking to the decision makers.


Sam Batchelor
Senior Underwriter

020 3794 4525

07920 084 241

Sam has 12 years’ experience in the insurance market, the majority of which has focused on corporate and transactional work. Sam previously worked as Corporate Counsel, where he was responsible for all corporate projects and initiatives, and insurance linked securities matters.

Prior to this, Sam spent 4 years in private practice in the corporate and insurance business sector, and six years working in-house for a reinsurance company focusing on SEC regulatory advice, corporate finance and corporate governance.

Naomi Collins
Senior Underwriter

020 3794 4531

07796 610 178

Naomi is a senior corporate lawyer admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and has a number of years’ experience providing transaction liability insurance for complex M&A transactions. She has worked across a number of jurisdictions, with particular focus on the US market, where she has assisted clients in a broad range of industry sectors. Naomi has previously worked as senior transaction liability underwriter in the M&A market, following a successful career in-house and in private practice at several pre-eminent London firms, including two highly respected law firms

John Hopper
Senior Underwriter

020 3794 4528

07920 235 722

John has more than 12 years’ experience in complex and high value M&A deals spanning a broad variety of sectors, which brings significant expertise that allows Themis to carry out more underwriting in house. John is a senior corporate lawyer admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, the Republic of Ireland and as an attorney at law in New York.

John was previously a Legal Director of the corporate law team at a highly respected Law firm.

Oliver Giles
Underwriter Assistant

020 3794 4436

07590 984 4659

Oliver is an underwriting assistant supporting the Themis team across all aspects of underwriting bespoke W&I and specialist tax risks. He has previously spent time in a range of roles at Innovisk Capital Partners helping to establish several insurtech companies across the US and UK – focusing on business strategy and financial modelling. He studied law at the University of Bristol.

Emily Hopper

020 3794 4526

07919 628 748

Emily has 7 years’ experience in the Insurance market.

Emily was previously an Energy Underwriter, where she underwrote a downstream Oil and Gas property book. She has worked with an array of global integrated companies in this sector, as well as underwriting Power, Mining, Pharmaceutical and Chemical risks spent. Emily is integral to the underwriting proposition of Themis Underwriting and provides a wealth of knowledge of industry sectors that are typically underserved by the M&A insurance market.


Simon Slade
Senior Underwriter - Tax

020 3794 4520

07920 362 443

Simon has over 14 years of experience advising a range of UK and multi-national businesses on corporate tax matters. He has advised a broad range of clients, including private equity funds and institutional investors, in respect of UK and cross-border M&A, real estate, funds and finance transactions. Prior to joining Innovisk, Simon worked for national and international law firms including DLA Piper, Mayer Brown and Gateley.