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With specialised expertise, many years of experience and a whole bunch of qualifications, we’d happily talk about our staff all day long. But here’s just a few of us to get you started.
Simon has over 25 years' experience in the water and river engineering sector, much of which has involved working with the Environment Agency and its predecessor (including 12 years working under the Flood Risk Mapping Framework).
Simon has pioneered techniques used to produce national-scale flood mapping projects including the Indicative Floodplain Maps (1999-2003), the Extreme Flood Outline and the English & Welsh Flood Zones (2003-present). In November 2011 Simon was appointed Managing Director of JBA Risk Management, a company within JBA Group which builds on the company’s experience in hazard mapping and modelling but which offers a more focused service to the re/insurance sector.
Simon enjoys working at the forefront of technical development within the industry and is involved in projects looking at innovative methods for mapping flooding from different sources and at new approaches to probabilistic modelling. He was part of the team which reached the 2012 finals of the Royal Academy of Engineering's prestigious MacRobert Award. This was in recognition of JBA's innovative and unrivalled 2D hydraulic modelling software, JFlow.
Intriguingly, he was once described in the press as "no weatherman and certainly no Fat Controller."
Jill acquired 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry with Aviva in the UK, NZ and Australia. Her experience covered information management, statistical analysis in pricing/underwriting and leading the GIS team which created the first flood risk model used in the insurance industry.
This last role led to a change in career and Jill joined JBA in July 2007 to help develop the Comprehensive Flood Map and its derived products, which are now being used by insurers representing around 70% of the UK household market along with much of the property search market. This success led to the formation in November 2011 of JBA Risk Management, of which Jill is a Director.
Jill's particular areas of expertise include the insurance industry, strategic planning and GIS. She teaches card making classes and spends most of her free time (and her money) visiting craft shops and craft fairs around the UK.
Jane was appointed as a Company Director of JBA Risk Management at its establishment in 2011, with responsibility for catastrophe modelling and business development in the reinsurance sector.
She joined JBA Group in 2008 to set up its catastrophe analysis division following 15 years' experience of risk management and probabilistic model development in the insurance industry.
Prior to joining JBA, Jane worked as a model developer and project manager at EQECAT, then at reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, where she set up and headed the European Model Development Team.
Jane has also acted as an adviser to Zurich Financial Services via its Natural Catastrophe Advisory Council. Following a PhD in volcanology, her career has included the development of loss models for a range of natural catastrophes including flood, extra-tropical windstorm, hurricane, hail, earthquake and subsidence.
Jane is a qualified International Mountain Leader and likes to spend her free time climbing hills and eating cake.