Meet the team

Matthew Hough BSc (Hons)


Matt joined AHJ in 2011 after graduating university, becoming a Trainee Underwriter within GAIC. Having gained several years’ experience through underwriting and visiting farms globally, Matt became a named Underwriter on the GAIC binder in 2015.

Ben Lawn MSci ACII


Ben joined the GAIC team in 2018, becoming a named Underwriter on the GAIC binder in 2019. He studied Marine Biology for four years at the University of Southampton, graduating with a Master’s degree in 2014. Prior to joining GAIC he worked at Allianz, qualifying as a Chartered Insurer in his time there.

Simon Shrivell

Claims Manager

Simon joined AHJ in 1997. He has been AHJ’s Claims Manager since 2012.