’Superscript has never been in a stronger position to capture significant market share in the UK,’ says chief executive

Superscript has snapped up Marsh’s Chris Barclay as its chief commercial officer as the firm looks to enter the next phase of accelerated growth, a statement released yesterday (16 August 2023) said.

Barclay, who will join the firm in September 2023, will assume responsibility for scaling distribution and delivering client experiences across the direct, partnerships and advisory revenue teams.

This includes working on key offerings such as embedded insurance and banking propositions, along with driving pan-European growth of the firm’s broking services.

The appointment came after the firm hired Tim Joslyn as its chief technology and operations officer in July 2023.

”The SME economy is diverse and complex, requiring innovative technical solutions to meet insurance demands,” Cameron Shearer, co-founder and chief executive of Superscript, said.

”With the addition of Chris and Tim, Superscript has never been in a stronger position to capture significant market share in the UK, and increasingly, beyond.”


Barclay brings 23 years of experience to the role and was most recently the managing director and head of UK affinity at Marsh.

Prior to this, he led the Affinity and Direct business at JLT/Thistle and was also the claims operations manager at Innovation Property UK.

Meanwhile, Joslyn has over 20 years of fintech experience as a chief technology officer, investor and founder.

This includes time working alongside private equity in payment company buyouts and as the co-founder and chief technology officer of data-driven fintech Pollinate, which raised over $150m (£117m), as well as an investor for businesses such as data insights platform Luscid. 

As chief technology and operations officer at Superscript, Joslyn will be responsible for rolling out new operational capabilities across the business.

”The experience and passion they bring in their respective fields further elevates Superscript as the challenger in business insurance, where technical and operational legacy is increasingly holding back the delivery of better customer experiences and better results for insurers,” Shearer said.

”Building on our success to date, we’re dedicated to driving significant advancements for both the insurance industry and our valued customers.”