Our People


Michael Rendell – Chairman

Michael has worked as a broker in the London insurance market since 1984. He has worked for companies including Brown Shipley, Willis, J.H.Minet, PYV and LPH Pitman. In 2004 Michael established and managed Rendell & Partners, a specialist professional indemnity insurance broking house and in 2007 he formed Michael Rendell Limited to acquire a controlling interest in Bannerman Rendell Limited (Formerly John Bannerman Limited). Michael is the Managing Director and majority shareholder of Bannerman Rendell Limited, who are the Lloyd’s Brokers that provide Facet Underwriting Limited with financial governance and FCA sponsored regulation. Michael has been a shareholder and a Director of Facet Underwriting Limited since the company was formed in 2015. Michael is always on hand to advise, support and guide us when required and to ensure that Facet Underwriting Limited meets its regulatory obligations as an FCA Authorised Representative.

Michael’s e-mail: m.rendell@bannermanrendell.com


Charles Williams – Chief Executive Officer / Underwriting

Charlie has worked in the London insurance market since 1985 when he began work as a junior marine placing broker at Brown Shipley, where he first met the Chairman! He worked for various other broking houses such as J.H.Minet, Cameron Richard & Smith, Byas Mosley & Co and NIB Lees Preston Ltd until moving into underwriting in 2000 when he was appointed as the Fine Art & Specie Underwriter for the Nissan Syndicate 2323. Following the 9/11 attack the syndicate went into run-off in 2002 and he was appointed by Argenta Syndicate Management Ltd as the Operations Manager within the Insurance Management Division (IMD) responsible for conducting all the internal reporting on the Argenta controlled syndicates in run – off including 2323. After leaving Argenta in 2006 Charlie set up a binding authority specialising in the underwriting of SME fine art and jewellers block business on behalf of a panel of Lloyd’s underwriters. Between 2006 and 2015 the binding authority was housed by Park London Ltd, Endeavour Insurance Services Ltd and North Star Underwriting Ltd until it was finally taken over by Bannerman Rendell Limited in 2015 when Facet Underwriting Limited was established.

Charles’ e-mail: c.williams@facetuw.com

Telephone: 020 3966 4901


John Sharp – Finance

Chartered Accountant – Member of the ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

John qualified as a Chartered Accountant at the age of 21 and then worked for ITT (International Telephone & Telegraph), the American multinational, in a series of Operational Audit Manager and Financial Controller roles. John then moved to Meyer International where he worked as the Finance Director of their highly profitable manufacturing division. Following the sale of this successful operation, in 1992 John joined a design and display company where he remained until the company was wound up in 2001. The business had been drastically affected because of client cut backs during the recession that was triggered by the 9/11 attacks. John then became a Business Adviser on European Regional Development funded projects helping SME London based businesses to grow and become profitable. In 2004, John set up Sharp Solutions which continues to provide business support services to SME’s and small charities and now supports several businesses in the insurance sector including Bannerman Rendell Ltd and most recently Facet Underwriting Limited.

John’s e-mail: j.sharp@bannermanrendell.com

Mobile: 07986 047707


Charlotte Boardman – Compliance & Regulation / Underwriting

BSc (Hons), ACII, Chartered Insurer

Charlotte is a highly organised and motivated insurance professional with over 20 years’ experience within the London insurance market, the majority of which has been centred around delegated underwriting. During her extensive career in the insurance industry she has worked for the Greenwich Managing Agency as an underwriting assistant and Tokio Marine Kiln as a binding authority analyst and jewellers block underwriter, ending up as their Senior Binding Authorities Operational Coordinator. Charlotte was also employed as a binding authority consultant by the Channel and Barbican managing agencies. At Facet, Charlotte is responsible for all things compliance and regulation. She will also be assisting Charlie on the underwriting front. Charlotte is married to Duncan and they have three wonderful boys to keep them fully occupied when not practising insurance!

Charlotte’s e-mail: c.boardman@facetuw.com

Telephone: 020 3966 4903


Duncan Boardman – Chief Operations Officer

VR BSc(Econ) FRGS ACII MCMI MCSI, Chartered Insurer

Duncan is a Chartered Insurer with over 20 years’ experience in the London insurance market.  He is an expert in Lloyd’s and insurance platforms including structures, setup, regulatory applications, operations & management. He has held positions at KPMG and with Lloyd’s brokers, syndicates and managing agencies including Talbot, Chaucer, Hiscox, Beazley and Barbican. He is also an Army Reserve officer and has been awarded the Volunteer Reserve Services Medal (VRSM). At Facet, as Chief Operations Officer Duncan is responsible for all matters relating to IT and operations, including remote working.

Duncan’s e-mail: d.boardman@facetuw.com

Telephone: 020 3966 4902


Alastair Pinney – Underwriting

Alastair entered the world of broking back in 1972 and worked as a Lloyd’s insurance broker until he finally decided to hang up his slip case in 2013. He remains highly respected in his specialist field of jewellers block, fine art and specie, particularly in North America and after his retirement he continued to work for his final employer Besso Ltd as a consultant until 2015 when he became a named underwriter of the Facet Underwriting binding authorities. When not playing golf or tennis, or on his bicycle he continues to provide underwriting support to Charlie and Charlotte as and when required.

Alastair’s e-mail: a.pinney@facetuw.com