Meet our executive board

Thistle has experience and expertise running throughout the business

Our Management Team

Our Senior Management Team brings decades of experience and expertise in the insurance industry to Thistle. We have some of the best people in the sector leading and working for the company as we look to expand our business and continually innovate the very best products for our customers.

Bernard Mageean


Bernard has a broad range of experience at a senior level across the insurance Industry.

He has held senior executive and Board positions at Major Insurers, Lloyd’s Syndicates and MGA’s.

Rob Styring

Finance Director

Rob joined Thistle in January 2014 from Towergate where he spent eight years as the Finance Director of Towergate Direct.

Rob qualified with Ernst and Young and prior to making the move to insurance gained experience in the pharmaceutical, automotive and railway industries.

Amanda Walton

Managing Director of Retail

Mandy joined Thistle in March 2015 from Towergate’s Direct Business where she was Interim CEO.

She has held a number of key roles at Towergate and prior to this worked for Capita Insurance, was Head of Group Sales at Rightmove and Head of Sales and Partnerships at Powergen.

Paul Gerada

Head of Operations

Paul has over 20 years’ experience within financial services, much of it specialising in operational and strategic change.

He has worked as an in-demand freelance consultant for several years and also as Group Operations Director for Bluefin.