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Board of Directors
Paul Druckman

Paul Druckman

Chairman

020 8329 4900

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Group Chairman since 2005, Paul brings CLEAR a wealth of management and entrepreneurial experience. Paul’s career has included being a successful software entrepreneur, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Chair of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Executive Board. More recently he helped create & led the International Integrated Reporting Council as CEO for five years. He has a variety of roles currently from being a Board member and chairing the Corporate Reporting Council of the UK FRC (the independent regulator of the United Kingdom responsible for promoting transparency and integrity in business), to being on the Board of Trustees of the USA-based Shift Project leading business in the practice of the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights.

 

Brent Escott

Brent Escott

Non Executive Director

020 8329 4900

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Brent joined CLEAR as Non Executive Director in 2011 to assist with our growth plans and keep us on the straight and narrow. Brent has held a number of senior roles in the insurance industry including, Managing Director of Capita's General Insurance Division and Managing Director of the UK Division for Brit Insurance Holdings. Brent is currently Group CEO of CPP, which amongst other things, keeps him at the forefront of the evolving regulatory landscape. With over 25 years experience as MD or CEO across a range of industries he is a great asset to us. Married with 3 children Brent lives on the South Coast and tries to indulge in sailing and skiing whenever he can (ie hardly at all!)

Daniel Innes

Daniel Innes

Director

020 7280 3471

 

Dan has been with CLEAR since it’s inception in 2001 and has been a member of the board since 2013. Although responsible for the overseeing of all CLEAR’s commercial teams he still looks after a wide range of client’s and is on hand to give insurance solutions to his complex client base. Dan has a broad multi-class insurance knowledge but specialises in AIM company listed directors & officers liability, initial public offering cover (IPO), professional indemnity and large commercial insurance placements. In his spare time he tries to juggle parenting responsibilities, red wine tasting and snowboarding trips!

Howard Lickens

Howard Lickens

CEO

020 8329 4903

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Howard has been running financial services businesses since the 1980s. After leaving a City firm in 2001 to start CLEAR he is now responsible for the Group's overall strategy and direction. Despite his many years in broking Howard remains committed to keeping CLEAR at the forefront of independent brokers and to keep our informal, approachable style. A keen sports fan and cook whenever he can find the time. Howard is also Chair of the South East Region of Brokerbility.

Chris Moir

Chris Moir

Head of Finance and Company Secretary

020 8329 4913

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An experienced Chartered Accountant who joined CLEAR in 2005 following many years in the construction industry. Chris oversees Group financial control and planning, and supports business development initiatives. A keen tennis player and occasionally reasonable golfer.

Gary O'Donnell

Gary O'Donnell

Deputy CEO

020 8329 4902

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Gary is a founding Director of CLEAR Insurance Management Ltd and now Deputy CEO. In addition to integrating the businesses we acquire, Gary has the thankless role of taking responsibility for HR and Compliance and has been fundamental to the CLEAR's development since 2001. Gary enjoys theatre, the arts and fine food whenever possible.

Barry Packham

Barry Packham

Operations Director

020 8329 4928

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Barry is a Director of CLEAR Insurance Management with many years experience, both at CLEAR and on the other side of the fence with Commercial Union. He has responsibility for Operations, IT, Claims and Private Clients. Barry is a secret Chelsea supporter, keen golfer and enjoys the occasional skiing holiday.

Accounts Team
Wendy Alden

Wendy Alden

Financial Controller

020 8329 4915

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Part of the original CLEAR team from 2001 Wendy has been cooking our books for years, running our ledgers and payroll. A keen horsewoman, Wendy rides whenever she can.

Anthony Cross

Anthony Cross

Financial Controller

020 7280 3486

Anthony joined CLEAR in 2017 as Financial Controller. Since qualifying in practice as a Chartered Accountant, he has gained significant experience across a number of finance roles within the Financial Services sector. Outside of work, Anthony enjoys time with his family, running, as well as the occasional game of badminton or squash.

Robert Gellard

Robert Gellard

Broking Ledger Manager

020 8329 4935

Robert joined CLEAR in 2014, and has worked in Insurance Accounts since 2004. His interests include Football, Music, DIY and keeping fit at any opportunity with the Gym and running.

Irena Hickman

Irena Hickman

Broking Ledger Controller

020 8329 4947

Irena joined us in 2015 having worked in accounting across various industries. She holds a CIMA diploma and is currently studying towards the full qualification. Her interests include travel, reading, music and fitness.

Malcolm Maclellan

Malcolm Maclellan

Broking Ledger Controller

020 8329 4986

Malcolm joined CLEAR in 2013 via the acquisition of Steveni Kessler, where he had been working for 2 years having joined them as an Accountant responsible for Corporate Accounts. Malcolm brings with him a wealth of knowledge, having entered the Insurance field in 1985 and also having worked in a variety of Accounting roles in City firms since then. Malcolm has a number of interests including; his Allotment, Sea Angling and Scottish Country Dancing.

Malcolm Mcclymont

Malcolm Mcclymont

020 8329 4904

Malcolm joined CLEAR in 2018, following our acquisition of Genavco. Malcolm qualified in practice as a Chartered Accountant before moving to the insurance broking sector, where he has over 30 years of experience. His main interest away from work is football - he has been a Fulham season ticket holder for many years.

Chris Moir

Chris Moir

Head of Finance and Company Secretary

020 8329 4913

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An experienced Chartered Accountant who joined CLEAR in 2005 following many years in the construction industry. Chris oversees Group financial control and planning, and supports business development initiatives. A keen tennis player and occasionally reasonable golfer.

Andrew Poynter

Andrew Poynter

Finance Manager

020 8329 4934

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Andrew joined CLEAR in 2011, having worked in finance since he gained his degree in economics in 2005. He is armed with experience in audit,retail and the service sector which assists us with implementing new initiatives. Andrew enjoys travelling and has an interest in sports including football, rugby, skiing and formula 1. He can make a mean steak too!

Shannon Thompson

Shannon Thompson

Purchase Ledger Controller

020 8329 4942

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Having joined CLEAR in February 2012 in her first role from school, Shannon has become a valued member of our Accounts Team, becoming our Purchase Ledger Controller while successfully completing her diploma in 2017. Shannon loves socialising, music and fashion.

Jim Wright

James Wright

Broking Ledger Controller

020 8329 4925

James joined CLEAR in 2006 following our acquisition of Burgess Potter, forming part of the Accounts team where he ensures that our insurers are paid on time and our clients are on cover. James enjoys classical music and likes wearing fashion labels.

Bhavik Pandya

Broking Ledger Controller

020 8329 4948

Bhavik joined us from Kerry London Ltd in 2016, having worked in the insurance industry for over 7 years. His interests include football, formula 1 and cricket. He supports Manchester United and also is a lover of cars and speed. His dream is to one day experience driving a Ferrari. 

Magdalena Zielinska

Broking Ledger Controller

020 8329 4967

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Magdalena joined CLEAR in 2017, having working in the insurance industry for 7 years. She studied bookkeeping and AAT at Richmond college and is hoping to gain further accounting qualifications. She likes art and enjoys painting in her spare time and reading crime fiction books. Magdalena also enjoys running and watching formula 1.

Claims Team
Caroline Archer

Caroline Archer

Claims Executive

020 8329 4990

Caroline joined CLEAR in 2018 following our acquisition of Genavco, with over 40 years experience in the insurance industry. Caroline has worked with both insurance company and insurance broker; offering guidance and support to facilitate and co-ordinate claims on behalf of clients from notification to settlement. Caroline is highly skilled in a wide spectrum of claims handling, specifically those claims arising out of Property Investors products, both property and liability. Her hobbies and interests include photography, reading and swimming.

Nigel Cowin

Nigel Cowin

Claims Consultant

020 8329 4994

Nigel joined CLEAR as Claims Consultant in 2018. He started his career working in the motor department for a general insurer in 1974 before moving to the claims department 5 years later. In 1985, he moved to British Gas eventually becoming claims manager at a corporate level for the parent company, Centrica plc. Throughout those years, Nigel was involved in both insured and self-insured claims mainly on a liability basis. Since leaving Centrica he has completed a computer science degree and worked for a broker in a claims role. His interests are computers, american football, tottenham and reading crime thrillers and history.

Mark Cater

Mark Cater

Claims Handler

020 8329 4944

Mark joined CLEAR in 2017, having previously worked within property claims at Aviva for 11 years. He is passionate about customer needs and providing a great service for clients. He has a passion for sports including football, american football and boxing, along with music, film and socialising.

Ryan Fuller

Ryan Fuller

Claims Handler

020 8329 4968

Ryan joined CLEAR in 2016 from Amlin, where he was a Motor Claims Handler for 7 years. His interests include watching/playing most sports as well as spending time with family/friends and days out with his son.

Aaron Hawker

Aaron Hawker

Claims Executive

020 8329 4993

Aaron joined CLEAR in 2018, following our acquisition of Genavco. Prior to this, Aaron worked at Aviva as a Brokerbility claims handler. He has a keen interest in most sports and enjoys going to the gym as well as spending time with friends and family.

Lisa Hilton

Lisa Hilton

Claims Executive

020 8329 4939

 

With years of experience as a claims technician and negotiator, Lisa is dedicated to making sure that our clients get the best claims service we can give them. She is particularly strong in property claims.

Andrew Marchington

Andrew Marchington

Claims Manager

020 8329 4922

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Andrew joined CLEAR in 2016 with 5 years' experience in the insurance industry, having initially worked with commercial claims before moving on to handling public liability claims exclusively for Thames Water. During this time, Andrew achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. Prior to this, Andrew worked as a civil engineer in the water industry. When Andrew isn't thinking about sewers or insurance, he enjoys listening to most forms of music (with a particular interest in opera) and going to the cinema/theatre. He is married, with cats instead of children.

Laura Mifsud

Laura Mifsud

Claims Executive

0208 329 4992

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Laura joined CLEAR in 2017 following our acquisition of Genavco. Laura has over 10 years claims experience working for insurance brokers specialising in Property and Property Investors claims. In her spare time she enjoys quality family time with her husband and two daughters and socialising with friends.

Tracey Price

Tracey Price

Claims Executive

020 8329 4931

 

Tracey worked for a local broker for five years before joining CLEAR in 2002. Having worked in the commercial team she subsequently joined the claims department. She has also achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. Her interests include travelling, listening to music and going to the gym. Tracey got married in November 2009.

Akmal Shafi

Akmal Shafi

Claims Executive

020 8329 4926

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Shaf joined CLEAR in April 2008 having worked for two major insurers 20 years prior. He has extensive experience in dealing with property claims and various other commercial and residential claims.

Andra Smith

Andra Smith

Claims Executive

020 8329 4933

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Andra joined us in 2013, bringing with her over 20 years of experience dealing with insurance claims, at broker and insurer level. She has worked on a variety of personal and commercial lines and spent 5 years 'in house' as insurance and claims manager at a large contract services company. Andra is an avid reader and also enjoys travelling. She enjoys socialising and has a passion for dance music-which comes in very handy as her husband is a DJ.

Marcus Thomson

Marcus Thomson

Claims Executive

020 8329 4952

Marcus joined CLEAR in 2018 following our acquisition of Genavco, which he joined in October 2016. Prior to joining Genavco, Marcus worked as a commercial claims handler for an insurer for 5 years handling a variety of claims including commercial property, EL & PL claims. Since then, he has rapidly grown his knowledge of commercial property. Outside of work, Marcus likes motorbikes, music and comedy.

Gill Watson

Gill Watson

Claims Manager

020 8329 4989

Gill joined CLEAR in 2018 following our acquisition of Genavco. Gill is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute with over 38 years of claims and client relationship management experience , gained in both the insurance company and broker market. Prior to her current role, Gill worked for leading insurance companies and also a major property investor (in their insurance department). Gill's claims experience covers a wide spectrum of products including commercial property, commercial and residential property owners, liability (legal liabilities), personal lines, travel and commercial package with an understanding of lease wordings, especially in relation to insurance matters. She is also Director and Company Secretary of the Management Company for the flats in which she lives. Gill's hobbies include photography, sport and walking.

Commercial City Team
Vicky Bates

Vicky Bates

Account Handler

020 7280 3475

 

Vicky joined CLEAR in 2011, having worked for nearly five years in personal lines. She has achieved the CII Insurance diploma. Vicky loves socialising and going to the gym.

Lianne Bayne

Lianne Bayne

Legal Indemnities Broker

020 8329 4963

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Lianne has been working in the commercial team since January 2008. She deals with small business policies aswell as sourcing legal indemnity insurance policies for solicitors. Lianne has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance and also won our employee of the year award in 2015. Lianne loves sports and socialising.

Tracey Beard

Tracey Beard

Account Handler

020 8329 4975

Before joining CLEAR in 2015, Tracey worked for Emson Corporate Services for 3 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the theatre and travelling.

Jen Beech

Jen Beech

Senior Account Handler

020 8329 4910

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Jen has worked in insurance for 8 years, starting off in personal lines and progressing to commercial insurance broking. Her hobbies are socialising, running and seeing live music.

Guy Burbedge

Guy Burbedge

Account Director

020 7280 3489

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Guy joined CLEAR in 2018 with over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, covering most classes of corporate business. His interests include cricket, golf, darts, music and reading.

Sam Cheshire

Sam Cheshire

Assistant Consultant, Employee Benefits

020 8329 4932

 

Sam joined CLEAR in 2016. He graduated in 2015 from the University of East Anglia with a degree in economics and international development and spent some time working in sales. He has joined our employee benefits team in order to train and progress in this area of insurance broking. Sam enjoys football and socialising.

Jessica Cook

Jessica Cook

Assistant Legal Indemnities Broker

020 8329 4912

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Jessica joined CLEAR in 2017 as a legal indemnity assistant. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Chester having achieved a 1st Class Hons degree in History. Jessica had previously carried out work experience at CLEAR, along with the Merton Chamber of Commerce and Love Wimbledon. Her claim to fame is being a ball girl at the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Wimbledon Championships as well as the London 2012 Olympics. She loves travelling, reading, socializing, playing sport and watching F1.

Lawrence Court

Lawrence Court

Account Handler

020 7280 3482

Lawrence worked for Steveni Kessler, who were acquired by CLEAR, for 12 years. Prior to this Lawrence had worked for MPIB before Steveni Kessler acquired the company. Lawrence is a specialist in scout and fleet Insurance but can turn his hand to most classes of insurance. He has achieved the CII Diploma in Insurance.

Johnathan Crouch

Johnathan Crouch

Account Executive

0207 280 3457

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Johnathan joined our commercial team in 2013 after working in the schemes department for 5 years. Johnathan enjoys playing golf, watching rugby and socialising. He has also achieved the CII Diploma in Insurance.

Peter Crouch

Peter Crouch

Consultant

0207 280 3476

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Peter has been in insurance for over 40 years both in broking and the company market. Peter ran his own general brokerage for 20 years (Mchale Heaney City Ltd )specializing in designing schemes for large user groups, until they became part of CLEAR following an acquisition in May 2011. His main sport is sailing and he sailed around the world in his very own 45ft sailing yacht with his wife and daughter in 2007.

Graham Davies

Graham Davies

Account Director

020 8329 4970

Graham joined CLEAR as part of our acquisition of Emson. He had joined Emson in 1974 and became a Director in 1979.

Deniz Djemal

Deniz Djemal

Account Handler

020 8329 4976

Deniz joined CLEAR in 2015 having worked at Emson for 3 years. Deniz has attained the CII Certificate in Insurance and handles many classes of commercial business ranging in client sizes. In his spare time he enjoys socialising with friends and playing sports.

Julie Farrant

Julie Farrant

Senior Account Handler/PA

020 8329 4961

Julie joined CLEAR in 2018 following our acquisition of Robert Alexander, where she had worked for 18 years dealing with all aspects of insurance. Julie's great passion is theatre but she also enjoys gardening and has an allotment. She is also a keen cyclist.

Caroline Farrar

Caroline Farrar

Account Handler

020 7280 3490

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Caroline joined CLEAR in 2018, having worked in the insurance industry since joining Aon in 2001. She started in personal lines and made the transition to commercial lines in 2007. She has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys dancing and spending time with her friends & family.

Andrew Foster

Andrew Foster

Account Director

020 7280 3468

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Andrew has over 30 years broking experience, his career spent entirely in the City. Over the years he has gained a wealth of knowledge managing both corporate and private clients and enjoys the challenge of placing the more complex risks. Away from work Andrew likes to escape to his holiday homes in Suffolk and France.

Madeleine Gorringe

Madeleine Gorringe

Employee Benefits Consultant

020 8329 4977

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Maddy joined CLEAR in 2018. Having graduated from the University of Kent in 2010, with a degree in drama and film studies, she then spent 6 years working for Unum, both as an underwriter and administrative team manager. She then moved onto Arthur J Gallagher in 2016 to gain experience in the broking of employee benefits insurance. Maddy still retains a keen interest in drama (only backstage, not on the stage!), specialising in stage lighting, and is involved in various amateur dramatics companies in Surrey.

Matthew Harvey

Matthew Harvey

Account Director

020 7280 3495

Having worked within financial lines insurance since 1996 Matt moved to CLEAR in 2016. With his Lloyd’s of London broking background he has been finding solutions in professional indemnity for clients across a broad spectrum of professions and with a range of specific requirements. He advises and places not only worldwide professional indemnity insurance but crime, cyber and directors & officers liabilities and has been instrumental in CLEAR’s scheme and facility business placements.

Tracy Holding

Operations Manager

020 7280 3477

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Tracy joined CLEAR in 2011. Tracy is an integral member of the team, being the Office Manager for the London branch and also the Director of Marketline Insurance Services Limited with whom CLEAR are strongly associated. She has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. Tracy is a sociable member of the team and likes to keep up with the football, in particular to follow Arsenal.

Stephen Hudson

Stephen Hudson

Account Director

020 8329 4918

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Stephen joined CLEAR in 2018, following our acquisition of Genavco. Stephen brings with him over 40 years insurance management and broking experience in the London and Lloyd's insurance markets. During this time he has developed a broad multi-class insurance knowledge. The majority of his career has been to provide risk management services to a major luxury retail brand / departmental store. His main interests are in the visual arts, music and motor sport.

 
Sharon Innalls

Sharon Innalls

Operations Manager

020 8329 4974

Sharon joined CLEAR as part of our acquisition of Emson where she had previously worked for 32 years, and her role was Associate Director/Commercial Team Manager. During this time, Sharon achieved the CII Diploma in Insurance. In her free time she enjoys playing netball and spending time with family and friends.

Daniel Innes

Daniel Innes

Director

020 7280 3471

 

Dan has been with CLEAR since it’s inception in 2001 and has been a member of the board since 2013. Although responsible for the overseeing of all CLEAR’s commercial teams he still looks after a wide range of client’s and is on hand to give insurance solutions to his complex client base. Dan has a broad multi-class insurance knowledge but specialises in AIM company listed directors & officers liability, initial public offering cover (IPO), professional indemnity and large commercial insurance placements. In his spare time he tries to juggle parenting responsibilities, red wine tasting and snowboarding trips!

Peter Kessler

Peter Kessler

Account Director

020 7280 3484

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Peter was the Managing Director of Steveni Kessler for 30 years, before they became part of CLEAR in 2013. Prior to this, Peter was a Loss Prevention Engineer. He brings with him wealth of knowledge, having achieved a B.sc. in Industrial Chemistry, an Advanced Diploma in Insurance and a Financial Planning Certificate. Peter's interests are many and varied including skiing, running and golf.

Khayyam Khan

Khayyam Khan

Senior Account Handler

020 8329 4905

Khayyam has been a valued member of the team ever since CLEAR started in 2001. He is responsible for a wide range of commercial accounts, particularly property clients. Khayyam is a keen cricketer and sports enthusiast which reflects his team spirit, and has a particular fondness for travelling having trekked across South America. Khayyam has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance.

Dean Lawrance

Dean Lawrance

Account Executive

020 7280 3473

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Dean joined CLEAR in 2006, having worked for the previous 13 years in a small city brokerage. He currently runs his own book of business of general commercial accounts, ranging from technology risks to manufacturing. He assures us that supporting Spurs is not yet a crime.

Paul Lloyd

Paul Lloyd

Account Executive

020 7280 3487

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Paul joined CLEAR in 2014, bringing with him 25 years experience in Commercial and Corporate insurance. He has broad knowledge of a variety of sectors, including Construction, Property, Technology and Financial Institutions. Paul is keen on travelling, cinema, reading and red wine. He is also a sports fan, following West Ham and regularly visiting the Oval.

Nick Mace

Nick Mace

Commercial Risks Director

020 8329 4964

 

Nick joined CLEAR in 2004. He previously worked as Underwriting Manager at a City broker and was a Commercial Team Manager at AXA. He is heavily involved in the professional community. Nick enjoys travelling and is a keen snowboarder.

Marina Marley

Marina Marley

Senior Account Handler

020 8329 4988

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Marina joined CLEAR in 2015 from Jelf before which she had worked in the insurance industry for over 7 years servicing charities, commercial and global clients. Outside work time (which is very little) she enjoys meeting with friends (over a cocktail or two) and keeping her daughter entertained. Marina has attained the CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance.

Dean Mclagan

Dean McLagan

Senior Account Handler

020 8329 4946

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Dean joined CLEAR in 2018 with a wealth of insurance experience, having entered the insurance industry in 2000. After working in a variety of departments, Dean found his calling in commercial broking, where he has worked for more than 15 years. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, especially when travelling. Dean also enjoys most sports and a spot of ornithology when he can.

Garry Miles

Garry Miles

Operations Manager

0208 329 4929

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Garry joined CLEAR in 2016 as Operations Manager with over 28 years experience in Insurance Broking. Garry has previously worked for Swinton Insurance, Budget Insurance and Bennetts Insurance. He is married with 4 children and is Lead Coach at Brighton RFC looking after the U15's.

Laura Miller

Laura Miller

Account Handler

020 8329 4987

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Laura joined CLEAR on our apprentice scheme straight from finishing her A Levels. She has since graduated and has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. Laura enjoys travelling, cooking and socialising with her friends.

Stephen Noakes

Stephen Noakes

Account Executive

020 7280 3467

 

Stephen joined CLEAR in 2015 having worked in insurance for over 20 years. In terms of hobbies he occasionally plays rugby all the way up in Warrington (240 miles away in Cheshire) and has done so for twenty odd years. He tries to go up a couple of times a year as he is godfather to several children in the area. He is a family man and has three daughters. He plays golf badly and being an ex-plumber, his wife keeps him busy with endless jobs around the house.

Barry Packham

Barry Packham

Operations Director

020 8329 4928

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Barry is a Director of CLEAR Insurance Management with many years experience both at CLEAR and on the other side of the fence with Commercial Union. Apart from managing his own portfolio of clients he has responsibility for Operations and IT. Barry is a secret Chelsea supporter and keen cyclist.

Andrew Padgham

Andy Padgham

Schemes Manager

020 7280 3456

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Andy joined Clear as our Schemes Manager in April 2015, having worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years. Andy has attained the CII Certificate in Insurance. He has an interest in modern history and architecture, as well as athletics.

Stephen Potter

Stephen Potter

Director

020 8329 4901

Stephen joined CLEAR in 2006 as a Director, having successfully merged his own business, Burgess Potter, which he established in 1981, into the CLEAR Group. He has over 30 years' general insurance experience both in the UK & abroad and is passionate to ensure his clients get the very best service they can. Steve can still teach the younger guys a few tricks.

Christopher Rintari

Christopher Rintari

Business Development Executive

0207 280 3459

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Chris joined CLEAR in 2017 with over 16 years’ experience within the financial lines insurance sector. Chris’ career started at large Lloyd’s brokers and then moved onto more bespoke brokers. He specialises in professional indemnity insurance but also places crime, cyber, directors & officers liability and medical malpractice cover. Business types include but are not limited to, architects, engineers, accountants, solicitors, surveyors, technology and miscellaneous clients. He also has experience of placing a wide range of African reinsurance business.

Dawn Robinson

Dawn Robinson

Senior Account Handler

0208 329 4945

Dawn joined CLEAR in 2002 and has a great number of years of experience in the insurance industry having worked with clients in all the major classes of insurance including marine, hauliers, carehomes/charities, property etc. Dawn has attained the CII Diploma in Insurance.

Stewart Ruffles

Stewart Ruffles

Director of Professional Risks

020 7280 3479

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Stewart joined CLEAR in 2016 with almost 20 years of Lloyd’s broking and client advisory experience. He delivers insurance solutions within the Worldwide professional indemnity sector but also advises and places financial institutions, directors & officers liability, advertising agents indemnity, cyber and crime Insurances. With excellent relationships within Lloyd's and company markets he gives multi-line insurance options to a diverse book of business which includes trust managers, financial services organisations, advertising agencies, Lloyd's & general insurance brokers, media & technology, architects, P&I clubs, engineers, mortgage brokers, solicitors and other advisory professions.

Paul Russell

Paul Russell

Account Director

020 7280 3469

 

Paul joined CLEAR in July 2010 after working in the insurance sector for 35 years, most recently at a City Lloyd's broker. He has advised a huge range of clients across many sectors from property managers and hauliers to independent schools to name a few. A keen sports fan and Wasps supporter he calls himself a walker but secretly prefers the pub he ends up at rather than the walking itself!

Nick Skipper

Nick Skipper

Account Director

020 8329 4983

 

Nick has over twenty years’ experience within employee benefits and has extensive knowledge of risk and healthcare programmes. Nick has worked for Willis Towers Watson, Mercer Marsh and Bluefin and prior to embracing consultancy work also worked for group risk insurers. One of Nick's specialisms is key person protection which led to him appearing on CNBC's breakfast tv show, Squawk Box to talk about the virtues of businesses arranging such cover.

Outside of work Nick watches and engages all sports particularly rugby, golf and cricket. He and his family enjoy travelling and eating out. Nick enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family and trying to keep up with his young daughter!

Nick Smallcorn

Nick Smallcorn

Account Director

020 8329 4980

Nick previously worked for Emson Corporate Services PLC (1995-2015) and was a Director. He attended Durham University (read History & Economics) and previously worked for Ernst & Young. His hobbies include playing the drums and horology.

Brian Smallcorn

Brian Smallcorn

Consultant

020 8329 4972

Brian joined CLEAR in 2015 as part of our acquisition of Emson. He had been at Emson since 1968 and became a Director there in 1973.

Andrew Swift

Andrew Swift

Senior Account Handler

020 8329 4906

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An experienced Account Handler, Andy advises on a wide range of Commercial Insurances, particularly Construction Risks and Fleets. We just about forgive him for supporting Liverpool.

Alison Thistle

Alison Thistle

Senior Account Handler

020 8329 4936

Alison is one of our most experienced Handlers with experience in all classes of commercial insurance. She has also achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. A very busy mum of twin boys, Alison enjoys travelling and cooking.

Sean Tidey

Sean Tidey

Account Handler

020 8329 4924

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Sean joined CLEAR in 2015 after 4 years in commercial property claims handling with Aviva and in a similar role with Amber Insurance. He has moved from claims into the account handling role to expand his skill set and knowledge of the insurance market. Sean has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. He has a range of interests such as football (a keen Arsenal supporter), golf, and socialising.

Alex Whiteway

Alex Whiteway

Senior Account Handler

020 8329 4962

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Alex joined CLEAR in 2018 following our acquisition of Robert Alexander, where he had worked for the past 11 years. Alex deals with all types of commercial insurance. Outside of work, Alex enjoys golf, football and socialising with friends.

Robert Whiteway

Robert Whiteway

Consultant

07836 299763

Robert has been a general Insurance Broker for 45 years, the last 32 as the owner/manager of Robert Alexander Ltd before they were acquired by CLEAR in 2018. Providing a personal and professional service to clients is of paramount importance to him and his key interests outside the office are golf and enjoying life.

Harry Woodrow

Harry Woodrow

Trainee Account Handler

020 8329 4971

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Harry joined CLEAR in 2017 from college, having previously carried out work experience at Britt and Axis Underwriters in the Lloyd's of London building. His hobbies include; playing football, badminton and running.

Compliance and HR Team
Felix Hardinge

Felix Hardinge

Compliance Manager

020 8329 4957

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Felix joined Clear in 2017 having moved from AIG - where he spent two years as a Compliance Officer. Prior to that he worked at a Lloyd's syndicate in a compliance role. In his spare time, he likes reading about current affairs as well as having a passion for classic cars and motorbikes.

Paul Hicks

Paul Hicks

Compliance Officer and Associate Director

020 8329 4973

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Paul joined CLEAR with his team 2009. He is now an Associate Director and looks after compliance issues. He enjoys most sports, but in particular snowboarding and motor bikes. Travelling is another passion, with a soft spot for France where he also lives.

Amanda Pitchford

Amanda Pitchford

HR Manager

020 8329 4930

Amanda joined CLEAR in 2016 as HR Manager, having worked within the Insurance Industry for the past 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and participating in events to raise money for charities.

Chris Powell

Chris Powell

Compliance and Risks Director

020 8329 4941

Chris joined CLEAR in 2014 with 20 years of experience in Financial Services, including as Head of Compliance at his previous employer. Chris splits his free time between his family (he has a wife and two daughters) and watching a variety of sports.

Lidia Corsini

Lidia Corsini

HR Administrator

020 7280 3481

Lidia joined CLEAR following our acquisition of Steveni Kessler, where she had worked as an Audio Secretary since 2003. Prior to this, Lidia was Secretary to the MD and FD of a Paper Manufacturing Company in North London for 16 years. Lidia moved into an Account Handler in the Commercial City Team, where has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. She now works in our HR team. Lidia enjoys going to the gym and doing Zumba. She also loves going to the Theatre and socialising with friends and family.

Michelle Shipman

Michelle Shipman

Office Administrator

020 8329 4921

Michelle joined CLEAR in 2011. Michelle originally worked as the company receptionist and is now the office administrator. She enjoys listening to music, going to the gym and jogging.

Kerry Thompson

Kerry Thompson

HR, Events & Facilities Adviser

020 8329 4938

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Kerry is one of the original members of the CLEAR team and works alongside Amanda Pitchford and Lidia Corsini. She carries out all our HR functions. Kerry's giggle is perhaps the most infectious in all the office and despite being given all manner of problems to sort out she is always smiling!

Simon Tilby

Simon Tilby

Compliance Manager Conduct / Advisory

020 7280 3474

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Simon joined CLEAR in 2018, with nearly twenty years compliance experience having worked at Bradstock, Howden, Miller, Marsh and Tysers. He will be tasked with helping us prepare regulatory initiatives including IDD and SMCR. Simon is a keen rugby and Formula 1 fan.

Cranleigh Team (including Arborplan)
Fran Foster

Fran Foster

Account Executive

01483 204343

 

Fran joined CLEAR in 2014, have worked in the Insurance industry for over 20 years, with experience of both handling insurances aswell as claims. Fran lives on a smallholding and keeps a few sheep & chicken. She is also a Scout leader and a trained Air Rifle and Archery Instructor. Like all of us, Fran enjoys her holidays and is also a keen skier.

Danny Haynes

Danny Haynes

Operations Manager

01483 204347

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Danny joined CLEAR in 2009 having worked in the insurance sector for 15 years first as an Underwriter dealing with large Property Owner portfolios for a major UK insurer. He crossed over to the broking sector in 2001 as an Account Handler at a National Broker progressing to Account Executive. Before joining CLEAR, Danny spent 2 years working for an independent broker in the City of London. Danny has a wife and two children who he says keep him busy and out of trouble (sometimes!). His interests include golf and going to the gym (sometimes!).

Jan Kesek

Jan Kesek

Regional Director

01483 204352

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Jan joined Richard Bryant to form Bryant Kesek in April 1985, which became part of CLEAR in 2011. He enjoys a variety of sports particularly squash, tennis and golf. Jan loves leisure sailing and socialising (with the occasional glass of wine in hand).

Hannah Laker

Hannah Laker

Senior Account Handler

01483 204355

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Hannah worked for a South London broker for four years before joining CLEAR in 2008. She now looks after a book of existing business and has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. Hannah enjoys married life and is a keen cook. Her interests also include playing hockey and netball, festivals and live bands.

Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis

Senior Account Handler

01483 204342

Matthew joined our Arborplan team in Cranleigh in January 2018, having previously worked for Stackhouse Poland in Guildford, IPS insurance in Guildford and Trade direct Insurance in Godalming. He has worked in Insurance since the early 2000s and specializes in Real Estate and Liability Insurance. Matthew is also Cert CII qualified. He enjoys travelling, golf, the gym, cinema, music and following his football team - Spurs.

Paul McGinley

Paul McGinley

Senior Account Handler

01483 204 349

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Paul joined the Commercial team at CLEAR in July 2009 having gained many years experience in this field . Paul has also achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. A keen golfer although his handicap has yet to be challenged!

Andrew Moses

Andrew Moses

Broking Director

020 8329 4920

 

Broking Director since 2006, Andy is responsible for developing the way we work with insurers with whom he has built some very close relationships - a role he takes so seriously he married one senior underwriter! A highly experienced Senior Account Executive, Andy advises on a wide range of Commercial Insurances, particularly Construction Risks and Catering.

Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts

Account Executive

01483 204341

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Paul joined CLEAR in November 2007 from a large city brokerage, bringing expertise in construction and motor trade risks. He has previously worked in New Zealand and South Africa and his interests include motor racing and mountain biking. Just don't mention it when South Africans beat England at sport or wine.

Cameron Ross

Cameron Ross

Account Director

01483 204344

 

Cameron joined CLEAR in 2012, bringing with him many years’ experience in handling a wide range of insurances. Cameron's main passion is golf (currently playing off 8 handicap) but hopes to improve as when not working he is generally out playing at his second home in Spain. He loves holidays and skiing and when not playing sport he tries to find time for a glass or two of wine!

Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas

Senior Account Handler

01483 204346

Gary joined CLEAR in 2014, with 10 years experience dealing with personal and commercial insurances. Gary has also achieved the CII Certificate of Insurance. He is a keen football player and supports Tottenham Hotspur. Gary likes socialising and spending time with his 6 year old son Oliver

Catherine Williams

Catherine Williams

Account Handler

01483 204354

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Catherine joined CLEAR in 2015 having worked in broking for 4 years and has also achieved her Cert CII. Outside of work she is a Chelsea season ticket holder. She also enjoys going on holiday and socialising.

Sandra Wright

Sandra Wright

Senior Account Handler

01483 204348

 

Sandra joined BKP in April 1996 and joined CLEAR following our acquisition. She was a personal lines broker before moving to commercial broking in 2001, where she has concentrated on the Arborplan Scheme. Sandra likes nothing better than spending time with her family which includes 6 grandchildren and maintains that the reason she is still working is so that she can spoil them! Sandra is a committee member of the London and Surrey Mini Owners Club and enjoys holidays in the sun and also skiing.

IT and Projects Team
Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

Operations Consultant

020 8329 4907

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Previously a consultant to CLEAR, Mike took over the role of IT Manager in August 2006 and held that position until November 2017, helping Clear successfully navigate the technology challenges of five-fold growth. He now applies his considerable expertise in Technology and Strategy shaping and delivering special projects across the scope of Operations and IT.

Tim Beach

Tim Beach

Group Projects Manager

020 8329 4917

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Tim joined CLEAR in December 2017, having worked in various IT roles (technical and business facing) since 1985 and predominantly in the Financial Services sector with previous spells at Brokertech/Brokerbility, AXA, Accenture, RSA and American Express. Tim's main interests are travel, photography, aviation and sport (mostly watching these days!).

David Blue

David Blue

Business Analyst

020 8329 4940

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David joined CLEAR IN 2018 as a Business Analyst, previously working at Just, Towergate, Threadneedle Investments and Zurich. He is an Arsenal supporter, and his hobbies include travelling, going to music and comedy gigs and cooking.

Anthony Ferguson

Anthony Ferguson

Head of IT

020 7280 3478

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Anthony joined CLEAR in December 2012 bringing with him over 15 years' experience of IT Operations, Infrastructure and Management. Since then he has occupied positions as IT Projects Manager and Group Projects Manager As of November 2017 he now has overall responsibility for the IT Function as Head of IT. When not engrossed in all things IT and delivering Projects, he loves to play Football or Tennis and occasionally escapes for some Skiing.

Andy King

Andy King

IT Operations Manager

020 8329 4950

Andy joined CLEAR in 2015 with many years of experience in IT and networks and having gained numerous qualifications in IT. Andy has taken over the responsibility of maintaining and developing our IT Networks, integrating our acquisition sites and servicing our local offices. He has a keen interest in music and plays the guitar, occasionally writing the odd piece of music. He is also a fan of action and sci-fi films.

Leamington Spa Team
Gill Dockerty

Gill Dockerty

Account Handler

01926 466924

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Gill has worked in the Insurance industry for over 30 years. Her role is Small Business Account Handler. She enjoy walking her dog, family "get togethers" and holidays in the sun.

Victoria Lloyd

Victoria Lloyd

Trainee Account Handler

01926 466923

Victoria joined Leamington in December 2017 as a Trainee Account Handler. She is new to the world of insurance but is excited to learn and progress. She is a keen gym goer, avid skier and a prolific reader. She is also an animal lover and is likely to be found spending her free time with her four guinea pigs and dog.

Alison Marshall

Alison Marshall

Account Handler

01926 466919

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Alison joined CLEAR in 2016 having previously worked for 3 commercial Insurance Brokers in the Coventry area. Alison has two sons and in her spare time enjoys walking, skiing and holidays in France.

Hollie Oakes

Hollie Oakes

Account Handler

01926 466912

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Hollie has worked in her current role for 8 years, handling both Commercial and Event insurances. Hollie deals with a variety of clients from SMEs to larger Commercial clients, and she is also Cert CII qualified. Hollie enjoys spending time with her Son and Partner, Shopping and going to the gym.

Nanette Pegg

Nanette Pegg

Account Manager

01926 466917

Nanette joined our Leamington office in July 2018 with over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. She initially started out as an Accounts Clerk in a high street brokers and got drafted in to help out in busy periods. Since then she has worked for several brokers in the Coventry area, but mainly HIA International where she worked for 10 years as a Commercial Account Manager, and Gallaghers (formerly Oval Insurance) for five years. In her spare time, Nanette enjoys cooking and travelling.

Ellie Read

Ellie Read

Account Handler

01926 466927

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Ellie joined CLEAR as a trainee account handler in 2016 after finishing college where she studied music performance. She loves singing and on weekends drives across the Midlands to perform at different venues.

Helen Rollinson

Helen Rollinson

Regional Managing Director

01926 466928

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Helen joined CLEAR in March 2014 as Operations Manager and is now Regional Manager for our Leamington Spa office. Prior to this, Helen spent 22 years at RSA in a variety of roles including; Underwriting, Projects, Operations and Trading. Her interests include racketball, DIY and spending time with her family.

Annalie Sheils

Annalie Sheils

Account Executive

01926 466916

Annalie joined CLEAR in 2018, having worked in the insurance industry for 25 years which included living and working in Dublin doing Captive Insurance for the main mobile phone providers and Global Programs. Annalie enjoys socialising with friends and family, spending time with two very naughty feral cats that she rescued in Ireland 8 years ago. She is also a massive Formula 1 fan that hasn't missed watching a qualifying or race for the past 15 years.

Carol Sproul

Carol Sproul

Business Development Executive

01926 466913

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Before CLEAR Carol was a Marketing Officer at Coventry Building Society for approx. 4 years. Her main tasks were liaising with external marketing agencies re mortgage promotions dealing with adverts, brochures, campaigns and internal communications with staff with regards to the mortgage products. Carol then took 9 years out of work to bring up four children and then became a part time member of the CLEAR team, gaining new business appointments, maintaining the database, implementing email campaigns and publishing weekly blog posts. Carol also liaises with external agencies to produce adverts. Carol's main interests are horse-riding and walking her two dogs.

Gary Swinson

Gary Swinson

Account Executive

01926 466915

 

Gary has worked in commercial broking for a decade, dealing with clients of vastly differing sizes- from small SMEs through to international companies. He has achieved the CII Diploma in Insurance as part of the Allianz Scholarship Programme. Outside of work Gary is a big fan of both football and film, although his affinity towards Aston Villa is severely testing the former. He also enjoys reading interesting non-fiction, travelling to new places, "socialising" (we all know what that really means) and lazy Sundays spent with the family.

Robin Thomson

Robin Thomson

Business Development Director

01926 466930

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Robin joined CLEAR in 2018 with over 30 Years in the insurance industry. Prior to joining CLEAR, Robin spent 16 years at Bluefin/Layton Blackham, with a previous position of Regional Managing Director. He enjoys football and is a supporter of Brighton and Hove Albion.

Stuart Turner

Stuart Turner

Account Handler

01926 466925

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Stuart joined CLEAR in 2002, having previously worked for another provincial broker for 4 years and as an underwriter with Commercial Union for 4 years prior to that. Stuart has undertaken various client servicing roles whilst at CLEAR, plus some involvement in Operations, Compliance and IT. His current role is Account Handler. Stuart spends most of his time outside with his young son, but when he can he enjoys running and playing cricket. He also likes to watch both Football and Formula One, plus live stand-up comedy.

Sue Weastell

Sue Weastell

Account Handler

01926 466914

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Sue has worked in the insurance industry for 30 years at; LV, Commercial Union (now known as Aviva) and CLEAR. Sue has been a Commercial Account Handler with CLEAR for 15 years and has also attained her Cert CII. In her free time, Sue enjoy socialising with friends and family, aerobics and netball.

Oliver Webb

Oliver Webb

Account Executive

01926 466926

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Oliver has 17 years of insurance experience, over 12 years of these at CLEAR. Oliver deals with Commercial clients, ranging from Property Owners to Popcorn Manufacturers and Accountants to Aquatic sellers. Oliver is a family man and enjoys being outdoors (with watching his lad play rugby, daughter swimming or having tea & cake at National Trust properties). He also enjoys cycling and squash.

Julie Worrall

Julie Worrall

Account Handler

01926 466910

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Julie started her working life with CU progressing to property underwriter then moved to CLEAR after 14 years. She has worked in a broking environment for 15 years and is now dealing will all aspects of commercial Insurance products.

Private Clients Team
Dave Edmunds

Dave Edmunds

Private Clients Adviser

020 8329 4969

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Being an avid Fulham supporter didn't affected Dave's ability to settle into the Private Clients team when he joined us in July 2009. Dave has experience in maintaining clients' Home, Motor and Let Property insurances. Dave has also attained the CII Certificate in Insurance.

Paul Harte

Paul Harte

Account Executive

020 7280 3485

 

Paul joined CLEAR in 2015. Paul has worked in insurance for over 20 years and specialises in high net worth insurance; buildings, contents, fine art, jewellery and motor. Paul likes to keep fit and is a keen runner. He also enjoys cooking and getting beaten at computer games by his son.

Mark Kerswell

Mark Kerswell

Private Clients Account Executive

020 8329 4943

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Mark joined CLEAR in July 2012 from a small broker in Fulham, having made the leap from Devon to London in 2010. He has worked in the Insurance industry since 2002 and has knowledge of Personal and Commercial Insurance, as well as Claims. He is a very keen sportsman, playing Golf to a high standard, and enjoys all sports especially Football and Horse Racing. He also enjoys socialising and likes to make the most of what life has to offer.

Alexander Oliver

Alexander Oliver

Private Clients Account Executive

020 8329 4984

Alex joined CLEAR in 2018 with over a decade's experience within the insurance industry, working in the Lloyds and London Market. Having started his career in Professional and Financial Lines at an international brokers, Alex joined Clear through the acquisition of Genavco Insurance and is now based within the Private Clients Team. Having obtained his Cert CII (London Market,) nearly ten years ago, Alex has finally started studying for his ACII. In his spare time, Alex tries to balance his time between playing rugby and being a father to two young daughters.

Bev Ray

Bev Ray

Personal Lines Manager

020 7280 3491

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Bev joined CLEAR in 2018, following our acquisition of Genavco. Previously, she worked for Legal & General for over 30 years, as a branch underwriter and then as the household manager. In 2007 she moved into broking with Genavco as the personal lines manager, dealing with household insurance and all classes of motor, including fleet and motor trade.

Steve Reader

Steve Reader

Senior Private Clients Adviser

020 8329 4911

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Steve is a Senior Private Clients adviser dealing mainly with High Net Worth Home Insurance where we have our own specialist facilities. He joined CLEAR in December 2006 after a number of years with a large Broker in Hampton Hill. Steve has also passed the CII Certificate in Insurance. You can't fault his commitment – he often commutes in from just outside Bournemouth! But then he is a Liverpool supporter…

Joan Sell

Joan Sell

Private Clients Manager

020 8329 4919

 

Joan joined CLEAR in the summer of 2006 after many years in a similar role with a large broker. She is responsible for running and developing our Private Clients Team. Her speciality is advising on High Net Worth Home Insurance.

Gary Watkins

Gary Watkins

Private Clients Adviser

020 8329 4985

 

Gary joined us as a Private Client's Advisor in April 2013. He has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, dealing with both Personal & Commercial insurance's. He has worked for a major insurance company in addition to a well-known Personal Lines Broker and he has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. Gary is a keen Cricketer and enjoys most sports. He is also a keen gardener and even keeps chickens.

Property Team
Jo Armstrong

Jo Armstrong

Account Handler

020 8329 4908

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Jo joined CLEAR in 2003 and works part time, predominantly dealing with property insurances for Commercial Team clients and assisting the Property Team when needed. Jo also helps the Accounts Team out when required, so is our jack of all trades! She has a busy family life with two young sons who keep her on her toes learning new skills in rugby, football, karate and golf and for spare moments (when are these?!!) she enjoy sailing, baking, reading and crossword puzzles.

Serena Beck

Serena Beck

Apprentice Account Handler

020 7280 3470

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Serena joined CLEAR in 2017, having graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Business and Marketing Management. She previously carried out an internship at Compliance Recruitment Solutions and work experience at Acappella Syndicates. Her hobbies include skiing, squash, cooking and travelling.

Rob Cooke

Rob Cooke

Corporate Risks Director

020 7280 3466

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Having joined CLEAR in 2004 with over 20 years' experience as a broker in the City, Rob specialised in the development of major corporate clients and in that time he has dealt with many diverse sectors including Technology, Life Science, Medical Malpractice and Construction, and at one point was instrumental in setting up a number of London based insurance facilities for Iraq! More recently Rob has focussed on the specific area of Right of Light Indemnity where he is recognised as one of the leading insurance specialists in this field, and in 2010 he was invited to author the insurance section of the RICS working paper on Rights of Light surveying. He remains an active member of the RICS working group. Rob has developed strong working relationships with major specialist surveyors, solicitors and financiers, and assists developers by providing insurance advice and arranging the placement of bespoke Rights of Light and other related legal Indemnity policies.

Mark Cummings

Mark Cummings

Senior Property Account Handler

020 7280 3480

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Mark became part of CLEAR in 2009. He now enjoys a role in our Property department. Mark enjoys travelling, in particular visiting Croatia and Greek Islands. He has a keen interest in most sports, in particular tennis and supporting Chelsea FC. Mark has acquired his Cert CII Qualification.

Kevin Donegan

Kevin Donegan

Account Director

020 7280 3494

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Kevin joined CLEAR in 2015 and brings with him over 20 years experience within the insurance industry. His experience ranges from underwriting to broking to being responsible for the property/commercial department at his previous employer. With a young family, two boys, leisure time is dominated by their demands especially football on Saturday and Sunday mornings however he likes to swim whenever possible and enjoys good food and good company.

Joanna Davis

Joanna Davis

Account Executive

020 8329 4982

Joanna joined CLEAR in 2018 following our acquisition of Genavco. Joanna moved into insurance over twenty years ago, having worked for a few years in International Banking. Although she has enjoyed working on different classes of insurance, Joanna now specialises in Property. Joanna enjoys all sports, family get-togethers and holidays.

Tony Efreme

Tony Efreme

Operations Manager

020 8329 4916

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Tony joined CLEAR in September 2016, as Operations Manager. With over 20 years experience in the industry, Tony has specialised in Property Owners insurance. Tony has obtained his Diploma with CII. Outside of work he is a keen golfer and regularly competes for his club. He also spends most of his weekends watching his two young children playing football and has passed on his love of Arsenal FC to them both.

Mark Heyes

Mark Heyes

Account Executive

020 7280 3472

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Mark is an experienced Account Executive with wide ranging expertise across the range of policies but particularly rights of light and professional indemnity. Mark has a keen interest in motor sport (otherwise known as throwing money away on a collector's car).

Jane Hills

Jane Hills

Personal Assistant

020 8329 4927

Jane joined CLEAR in 2018 following our acquisition of Genavco, where she has worked since November 2006 as the PA to the Managing Director. Before this, Jane worked in Financial Services and Housing. In her spare time, Jane enjoys reading, cross stitch and cycling (in warm weather).

Virginia Hollands

Account Executive

0208 329 4981

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Virginia joined CLEAR in 2018 following our acquisition of Genavco Insurance, which she joined in 1990. Virginia began life at Genavco as a junior secretary, developing into an accounts assistant and then PA to Managing Director. For the last 15 years, she has been working in the broking team. Virginia enjoys reading and going to the theatre.

Georgia Hollis

Account Handler

0208 329 4966

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Georgia joined CLEAR in September 2014 via the Financial Services Apprenticeship Scheme. Since then, Georgia has not only graduated as an apprentice but has also been awarded ‘Highly Commended Apprentice of the Year 2016’ by the Brokerbility Academy. In addition to this, she has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. Her interests include going to the gym, socialising with friends and travelling.

Peter Hood

Peter Hood

Account Executive

020 7280 3492

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Peter joined CLEAR in 2018 following our acquisition of Genavco. Peter has over 10 years experience of Property Owners Insurance, having started his career in claims working for Aviva. His interests include a variety of sports, particularly football, and his down time is mainly taken up by his two young children who keep him very busy.

James King

James King

Senior Executive

020 7280 3488

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James joined CLEAR in 2014 with over 10 years experience in the insurance industry in a variety of roles including schemes business and risk management for medium to large enterprises particularly focusing on companies within Specialist Manufacturing, IT and Tech, and Niche Property Owners. James graduated from Kingston University with a BA (Hons) in English Literature. James is a keen follower of the F1, enjoys playing fair weather golf and is an avid reader and film watcher.

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Joe MacTavish

Property Account Handler

020 7280 3455

Joe has worked in insurance for many years. He’s an avid sports lover and also enjoys quizzes. For Joe, it’s not the winning but the taking part that matters.

Paul Merrick

Paul Merrick

Account Executive

0207 280 3458

Paul joined CLEAR in Summer 2014, having worked in the insurance industry for 18 years dealing with a wide spectrum of commercial class business. Paul is also proud to have achieved his ACII qualification and Chartered Insurance Broker status. His interests include keeping (reasonably) fit by going to the gym, bootcamp, cycling and playing squash. Alternatively, Paul likes to be in the pub with his friends or colleagues. Paul also likes to follow football and is a West Ham United fan.

David Meur

David Meur

Account Director

020 7280 3483

David joined CLEAR in 2018 following our acquisition of Genavco, where he had worked as MD for the last 20 years. Prior to this, David had long service as a practitioner in the London insurance market holding various general insurance roles, with Legal & General and Guardian. David is a sports enthusiast; a patient and long suffering follower of Arsenal and Middlesex CCC.

Peter Morse

Peter Morse

Account Director

020 7280 3460

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Peter joined CLEAR in 2004 after many years' experience of commercial and property insurance as a director of a city broker. He established our property department, which has a market wide reputation for excellence. As a Welshman he is naturally a former rugby player and coach.

Chris Nobbs

Chris Nobbs

Property Manager

020 7280 3461

 

Chris joined CLEAR in 2006 after spending a number of years as an account executive for a successful city broker. He is now responsible for managing our growing Property Department and spending time managing customers with property insurance needs. As well as being a family man, being married with 3 young children, Chris is a keen cyclist and often takes part in weekend bike rides with his friends and colleagues.

Lionel Thomas

Lionel Thomas

Consultant

020 8329 4914

Lionel joined CLEAR in 2018, following our acquisition of Genavco. Lionel has many years of experience in insurance, both on the company and broking sides of the business. Outside of work Lionel enjoys spending time with his two grandchildren, golf, travelling and supporting Arsenal Football Club.

Finbar Weir

Finbar Weir

Senior Account Executive

020 7280 3465

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Finbar joined CLEAR in October 2017. He started his insurance career at Layton Blackham in 2003, subsequently moving to Stuart Alexander in 2005 (which became Bluefin in 2009). He has a season ticket at Tottenham and also enjoys playing golf.

Neil Willis

Neil Willis

Account Executive

020 7280 3462

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Neil joined our Property Team in 2013 with 12 years experience in the London property owners market, with a variety of Brokers. He is a keen sportsman, enjoying golf and cricket.

Sales and Marketing Team
Maddy Harris

Maddy Harris

Marketing Manager

020 8329 4958

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Maddy joined CLEAR in 2008 after graduating from Ravensbourne university with a 2.1 degree in Content Creation for Broadcasting. She initially worked as an Account Handler dealing with Professional Risks and Legal Indemnities, but her role has since developed into a marketing role. Maddy was initially tasked with implementing and running basic marketing activities for CLEAR and she has since been promoted to Marketing Manager. Whilst working at CLEAR she has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance, the CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing and a distinction for the CIM Level 6 Award in Digital Strategy. She enjoys films and music, singing and playing the guitar. She also loves travelling and cooking

Nick Johnston

Nick Johnston

Communications Manager

020 8329 4956

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Nick Johnston joined CLEAR in October 2016, following an 18-year career in marketing for a large business intelligence provider. In 2008 he became the first marketer in that business to specialise in client retention marketing, where he helped grow subscription-based renewals by improving the automated renewals messaging and implementing new internal processes. During this period he also provided marketing support to the retention sales team before moving on to a more key-accounts focused role, where he was responsible for developing communications for some of the business’s most valued clients. Nick’s role in Clear will be to examine and improve its extensive client insurance documentation with a view to making these more accessible, client-friendly and effective. In his free time Nick enjoys drawing and painting and is a keen art collector – when he can afford it. He also enjoys the theatre, cinema and is currently working on building his proficiency in Spanish.

Steve Thorpe

Steve Thorpe

Business Development Officer

020 7280 3454

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Steve joined CLEAR in 2012, with 18 years experience of telemarketing, sales and business development experience spread across a variety of industries such as telecoms and security. Due to Steve working in the security industry, he obtained an SIA license up to door supervisor level. Unfortunately he does not have the build of your average bouncer! He loves watching movies and reading a lot, taking his Kindle with him everywhere he goes. Steve is a very keen West Ham supporter and loves spending time with his wife Naomi and two children.

Spalding Team
Debbie Atkins

Debbie Atkins

Account Handler

01775 716585

 
 

Debbie joined CLEAR in January 2014 as an Account Handler and has worked in the insurance industry for 16 years dealing with commercial clients. She has also attained the CII Certificate in Insurance. In her spare time, Debbie is a netball umpire and occassionally enjoys playing.

Angela Cowlen

Angela Cowlen

Account Handler

01775 716574

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Angela is an avid F1 follower, keeping a keen watch on British drivers, and she tries to attend a different Grand Prix each year. When she is not following F1 or dealing with our client’s claims, she likes to spend time with her new puppy Lewie & her 4 grandchildren

Rodney Flowers

Rodney Flowers

Regional Director

01775 716571

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Rodney joined CLEAR in 1983 dealing with Farm and associated insurances having previously worked for the NFU. Outside work (which isn't often, ask his wife…) Rodney enjoys fine wine and is an active member of a number of investment clubs. He and his wife Liz have two grown up children.

Alan Hood

Alan Hood

Account Executive

01775 716579

 
 

Alan has worked in insurance for over 20 years, predominantly in client facing roles and dealing with a wide range of SME/Commercial and Corporate clients. Alan enjoys most sports, in particular football-both himself and his 9 year old lad are season ticket holders at the mighty Cambridge United! Alan is also an FA level 1 qualified football coach and runs a local U9's team. Alan is also a keen rock music fan and enjoys attending heavy metal concerts (although it takes him longer to recover from them these days).

Ryan Hounsell

Ryan Hounsell

Operations Manager

01775 716576

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Ryan joined CLEAR from Towergate in 2015 and has been working in insurance broking since 1986. He predominantly deals with SME's and corporate businesses and has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. Ryan is married and has two daughters. He has a range of interests that include photography, football and is a lifelong supporter of Peterborough United.

John Jones

John Jones

Regional Director

01775 716580

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John's insurance career started with the NFU in 1978 before joining CLEAR in 1989. Born and raised on a farm, John understands the insurance needs of the farming community and associated businesses. He enjoys most sports and tries to stay active. He has 4 grandchildren who are lovely but exhaust him.

Helen McKee

Helen McKee

Account Handler

01775 716577

 

Helen used to work as an Inspector in the casino industry and helped train staff for the first Hard Rock Casino in Europe. She has been working within insurance for the last ten years and is currently studying the CII Diploma in Insurance in her spare time. She is a founder member of a social group set up for people who are not from the local area. Helen adores cats and enjoys reading.

Dawn O'Donnell

Dawn O'Donnell

Account Handler

01775 716851

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Dawn joined the Spalding office having worked at Towergate. Dawn has over 20 years insurance experience and joined us as an account handler. In her spare time, she likes to play golf which allows her to spend time with her partner.

Vanessa Richardson

Vanessa Richardson

Account Handler

01775 716573

 

Vanessa joined CLEAR in 2000, initially as a Personal Lines handler but successfully moving into the world of Commercial Insurance. As a longstanding member of the office, she has a great in depth knowledge of our client. In her spare time she enjoys socialising and visiting antique fairs.

Mel Usher

Mel Usher

Account Handler

01775 716572

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Mel has worked at CLEAR since 1992 and specialises in Commercial Lines insurance and accounts. As one of our longest serving employees, there is little that she doesn’t know about the workings of the office! Mel has also achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. She enjoys cooking, holidays, live bands and socialising with friends.