Litica strengthens leadership team with key appointments in finance and operations amidst global growth

liticaLitica is delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Hooper as Finance Director and Sam Dansey as Head of Operations. These appointments take immediate effect and further strengthens Litica’s leadership team as the company continues to expand its global operations.

Ben Hooper – Finance Director

As a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), Ben brings over 20 years of experience to his role as Finance Director at Litica, with a primary focus on the insurance industry. Ben oversees all aspects of internal finance, accounting, and tax compliance. He is dedicated to ensuring the services provided consistently meet the highest standards of Litica’s quality and efficiency, a commitment that forms the cornerstone of his professional ethos.

Sam Dansey and Ben Hooper of Litica

Sam Dansey – Head of Operations

With two decades of experience in the insurance sector Sam has an extensive background in underwriting and operations. His career has spanned primary insurance, broking, and reinsurance, encompassing a range of companies from the world’s largest insurers to smaller businesses. This varied experience has given Sam a unique perspective, having served as both a service provider and a customer, enhancing his ability in managing complex business relationships.

“The addition of Ben Hooper and Sam Dansey to our leadership team marks a significant milestone in our journey.” – Steve Ruffle, Co-Founder & Director of Litica. “Their wealth of experience and expertise will undoubtedly contribute to our mission of setting the highest standards in the litigation insurance industry. We warmly welcome them and look forward to their contributions in driving Litica’s continued growth and success.”

Litica’s Ongoing Commitment

Litica provides innovative ATE and litigation insurance solutions that facilitate the success of claimants, litigation funders and the world’s leading law firms. Established 2019, Litica has provided over GBP£1bn in insurance capacity across a range of litigation & arbitration risks and is permitted to underwrite policies globally, with offices in London, Cologne and Sydney. Litica’s strong in-house legal team has the largest number of legally trained underwriters in the market, who are trusted by and underwrite on behalf of a large panel of leading A rated insurers.

2023 has been an incredible year for Litica, being ranked by Chambers and Partners UK as ‘Litigation Insurance Underwriters 2023 – Band 1’. In addition, Steve Ruffle (Director) and Ed Yell (Head of Scheme Underwriting) were recognised as ‘Band 1’ in the individual category. Eliza Finch was recognised as a ‘WWL Thought Leader – Third Party Funding and Stephen Bolster as a ‘Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Litigation Finance.


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