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Acquisitions
Emma O'Driscoll

Emma O'Driscoll

Director, Acquisitions

0208 329 4925

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Emma joined CLEAR in February 2019 to help execute Clear’s acquisitions strategy. This involves assessing and valuing acquisition opportunities, directing due diligence, preparing investment papers and managing the legal process. A Chartered Accountant with 6 years M&A lead advisory experience at PwC advising both buyers and sellers, she also headed up the finance function at energy start-up Bulb through its growth from £300m to £900m revenue, a £60m equity raise and a debt raise. A keen lindyhop dancer, baker and a fickle enthusiasm for running.

Board of Directors
Paul Druckman

Paul Druckman

Chairman

020 8329 4900

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Paul is a Non-Executive Chairman and Director of organisations in multiple sectors. Active in different roles such as Chairman of the Board of CLEAR, Chairman of the World Benchmarking Alliance and chair of the Advisory Group on the Future of Corporate Reporting Project for the Financial Reporting Council. Highlights in the past have included being President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW); Chairman of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Executive Board; and as a Board member and Chairman of UK accounting standards through the UK government regulator (FRC). He was also the founding CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council.

Nick Gallimore

Nick Gallimore

Group Operations Director

0207 977 1791

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Nick joined CLEAR in 2020 with over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry where he has been developing and implementing change strategies in growing businesses. He will be responsible for formulating & driving strategy for Central Services (our IT, Operations, Compliance and Facilities teams) but also encompassing Corporate Governance and Risk. His focus will be to improve operational efficiency, simplify and strengthen our governance and lead change & project management. When not wrestling with that bag of fun, he enjoys being buried away in the countryside. Walking, riding bikes, enjoying the local restaurants and taverns.

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 clients 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.

Timothy Money

Timothy Money

Chief Financial Officer

07436 138895

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Tim joined CLEAR in 2020 as our Chief Financial Officer. Tim is a Chartered Accountant, has extensive experience of financial services and private equity and was previously Finance Director at the Hastings Group. Tim also enjoys spending time with his family, football and skiing.

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.

City Commercial Team
Dawn Ackland

Dawn Ackland

Account Handler

020 7251 7480

 

Dawn joined CLEAR in 2018, following our acquisition of John Ansell and Partners, where she had worked since 1986. Initially, Dawn dealt with motor insurance however, over the years this has expanded to home and travel insurance. She has also handled day to day claims issues for her previous business and for her sins, credit control! Dawn has a busy home life which includes caring for her disabled mum. When Dawn is not so busy, she enjoys holidays, gardening and all things cars. She likes going to classic car shows (owning a 1976 MG) and has been to the Monaco GP onceand hopes to go again.

Jason Baggott

Jason Baggott

Account Executive

0208 092 9781

 

Jason joined CLEAR in January 2020, with 20 years experience in the insurance industry. The past 15 of these were spent in commercial insurance, developing and building niche schemes varying from commercial to property owners. In his spare time Jason likes to spend time with his family (wife and 2 young girls) which takes up a lot of time. He has an interest in music and plays the drums when he can and he also likes various sports including rugby and football (although being an Aston Villa supporter does make it hard sometimes).

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.

Jen Beech

Jen Beech

Senior Account Handler

020 8329 4910

 

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.

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 clients 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!

Ian Burton

Ian Burton

Commercial Account Handler

020 7251 7476

 

Ian joined CLEAR in 2018, following our acquisition of John Ansell and Partners, having worked in the insurance broking industry for nearly 30 years. His hobbies include watching motor sports/F1 and his weekends are filled up with taking his two children to play for their local football teams.

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.

Roni Dempster

Roni Dempster

Trainee Account Handler

020 8329 4905

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Roni joined our City Commercial team in 2019, having previously worked in a property management start up. Roni graduated from the University of Kent in 2017. Her degree was in Business & Spanish, and she speaks Spanish as a second language. Roni loves travelling particularly to South America - she previously volunteered as an English teacher in Bogota, Colombia. Her hobbies are socialising with friends, gym and tending to her two dogs.

Craig Harman

Craig Harman

Senior Account Executive

020 7251 7470

 

Craig joined CLEAR in 2018, following our acquisition of John Ansell and Partners, where he had worked since 2000. Craig is responsible for looking after the BAHIS Activity Insurance scheme and has done so for over 15 years. He likes nothing more than roaming the mountains of the UK and also enjoys sailing and is willing to have a go at all manner of outdoor activities. Craig has run various half marathons and completed the London Marathon once (in the distant past) and can be found in the gym on the odd occasion.

Dean Lawrance

Dean Lawrance

Account Executive

020 7280 3473

 

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.

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.

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.

Sharon Mitchell

Sharon Mitchell

Commercial Account Handler

020 7251 7477

 

Sharon joined CLEAR in 2018, following our acquisition of John Ansell in 2018. She deals with commercial combined (gin distilleries) and property owners insurances along with some general commercial policies. Sharon has previously worked for CLEAR in our property team. Her hobbies include going to the gym, cycling and travelling.

Tom Plumbly

Tom Plumbly

Business Development Executive

0208 329 4978

 

Tom joined CLEAR in April 2019 with a strong background in construction and property development insurance, having worked in both underwriting and insurance broking. He has a keen interest in sport, enjoys a good sense of humour and building relationships.

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.

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.

Dipak Soneji

Dipak Soneji

Account Executive

020 7280 3468

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Dipak joined our commercial city team in July 2019. Dipak started out with Eagle Star Insurance in 1978 and went into insurance broking in 1985. His hobbies are mechanics and electronics.

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.

Jake Watson

Jake Watson

Commercial Account Handler

020 7251 7472

 

Jake joined CLEAR in 2018, following our acquisition of John Ansell and Partners. He was previously working in the financial sector for the Post Office but left early last year to go travelling around Asia, Bali, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji for around 7 months. Jake plays football regularly on the weekends and (unfortunately) he has supported Tottenham all of his life.

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.

Neil Grimes

Neil Grimes

Claims Director

0207 251 7471

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Neil has nearly 30 years of experience working with leading insurers and loss adjusters. In this newly created role, Neil will be responsible for developing our Claims service and co-ordinating the integration between Claims and the other teams at both our head office in the City and our regional offices. His overall objective is to make our Claims team even more efficient and effective as we continue to expand. In his spare time, Neil enjoys reading, golf, water activities, spending time with his nephews & niece and regular concerts at the Albert Hall.

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.

Susan Skinner

Susan Skinner

Claims Administrator

020 8329 4954

Susan joined CLEAR in 2018 following our acquisition of Genavco where she had worked as the office manager. Prior to this, Susan worked for Insurance companies in various roles within - Accounts, Claims, Marketing & Commercial Underwriting. In her spare time, Susan enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, going to the theatre and travelling.

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.

Tracey Storey

Tracey Storey

Claims Executive

0208 3299780

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Tracey joined CLEAR in November 2019, with 20 years experience within the insurance motor industry dealing a vast range of claims. She specifically enjoys getting to know clients and mentoring. Outside of work her main interests are cooking, walking and reading.

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.

Compliance Team
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.

Isma Khan

Isma Khan

Compliance Manager

020 8329 4957

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Isma joined CLEAR in March 2020. An analytical and methodical professional, Isma has over 11 years experience in the Financial Services Industry and brings to CLEAR a wealth of knowledge in regulation and compliance. Isma's specialism lies in the interpretation of the FCA rules and the many directives and legislations involved in Insurance and she is dedicated to the training and development of individuals. In her spare time she writes articles for her local community newsletter and is a trained barista.

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.

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.

Corporate Team
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.

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.

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.

Deniz Djemal

Deniz Djemal

Senior Account Handler

020 7280 4976

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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.

Tom Ernoult

Tom Ernoult

Corporate Development Director

020 8329 4914

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Tom joined CLEAR in March 2019, having held many senior roles within insurance brokers, insurance companies and MGAS.

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.

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 & Account Manager, Corporate Clients

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!

Katie Magri

Katie Magri

Account Handler

020 72517473

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Katie joined CLEAR in 2011 via our acquisition of MHC/Marketline, where she had worked for 14 years. Whilst at CLEAR, Katie has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance and progressed to a supervisory role within Marketline, our scheme for market traders. Katie transferred from Marketline to our Corporate team in September 2019 and is enjoying learning about the various different products our Corporate team offer and dealing with new and different insurers. Being a music fan, she loves going to concerts and festivals and also enjoys socialising with friends (with the odd glass or two). Katie likes watching football and goes to watch Arsenal play whenever she can get a ticket. She also enjoys keeping fit by going to the gym.

Dima Mansell

Dima Mansell

Apprentice Account Handler

020 7280 7482

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Dima joined CLEAR in September 2019 as an Apprentice Account Handler, having previously worked as a Commercial Energy Broker based in Fenchurch Street. He is also a qualified electrician. Some of Dima's hobbies include playing guitar and meeting up with friends for social occasions.

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.

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

Account Director

020 8329 4928

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Barry is an Account Director in CLEAR’s Corporate department with many years’ insurance experience, both at CLEAR and on the other side of the fence with Commercial Union. Barry is a secret Chelsea supporter, keen golfer and enjoys the occasional skiing holiday.

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 Smallcorn

Nick Smallcorn

Director, Corporate Clients

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.

Emily Soppet

Emily Soppet

Account Executive

07968 777572

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Emily joined CLEAR in 2018 with over fifteen years’ experience working in the Private Client and Commercial Insurance Sectors. Emily specialises in supporting growing start-up companies and provides invaluable contacts and in-depth knowledge within the London area. She spends time singing with a leading London choir, performing at large venues with international music bands and orchestras. Emily also enjoys food, film and theatre, regularly attending sporting events and new London venues and festivals.

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.

Andy Wheeler

Andy Wheeler

London Market Placement Director

07941 878951

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Andy joined CLEAR in December, with 20 years of insurance broking experience. During the last 12 years his experience has been within London / the Lloyds insurance market. His primary focus has been on property, casualty and construction risks within the corporate risk sector. In his spare time, he enjoys running, sailing, cycling and watching motor sport.

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.

Sarah Whiting

Sarah Whiting

Account Handler

0208 329 4970

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Sarah joined CLEAR in January 2020 with several years experience in the insurance industry. She started out in personal lines in 2008 and worked in this area for several years. Then in 2017, she moved over to SME commercial insurance lines at another local insurance broker. This is Sarah's first time working for a city-based insurance broker. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys crime documentaries, shopping and spending time with her dog.

Caroline Yearwood​

Caroline Yearwood​

Team Leader, Corporate Clients

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.

Cranleigh Team (including Arborplan)
Gary Allen

Gary Allen

Account Director

01483 204356

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Gary joined our Cranleigh team in December 2019 from Sutton Winson Ltd, where he was a Client Manager for 7 years. Gary has worked in the insurance industry for the last 30 years with the majority of his experience having been gained with brokers in the South East. Gary has a particular interest in large motor trade, construction and latent defects risks. He also has experience in providing risk and insurance solutions to the rapidly expanding 'sharing economy' whether this be for cars or bikes. Married with two grown up boys, Gary is a silver member at Arsenal and tries to get along to a handful of games each season. He also enjoys watching test cricket in the summer and going to the gym.

Katrina Barber

Katrina Barber

Senior Account Handler

01483 204345

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Katrina joined our Cranleigh team in May 2019 having worked in Insurance since 2006, starting out with a Horse and Pet Insurance company in Godalming in Surrey. She was there for 2 and half years before moving to Robinson Buckley Insurance Brokers (also in Godalming) which is where she stayed for just over 10 years. Outside of work, Katrina enjoys holidays with her husband (both in the UK and abroad - Vietnam being their top favourite so far), camping (but prefer glamping), walking, running, the gym, socialising and the odd glass of wine.

Catherine Bucci

Catherine Bucci

Account Handler

01483 204354

 

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.

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.

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

Employee Benefits Team
John Black

John Black

Employee Benefits Consultant

0207 280 3499

John has been involved with Group Risk and Healthcare benefits for over 25 years, mainly specialising in Life Assurance, Income Protection and Critical Illness cover. He previously worked with Mercer and Gallagher. Outside of work, John enjoys a game of golf and trying to fit in some casual cycling and walking as his exercising. John also like to go to at least two or three music gigs each year. Now that his two daughters are grown up and supposedly self sufficient, he should in theory have more time to enjoy his pastimes.

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.

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes

Employee Benefits Consultant

0208 329 4959

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Michael joined CLEAR in April 2019, having worked in the Healthcare industry with insurers and consultancies for 15 years, his latest experience being with the Mercer Marsh benefits consultancy. This experience has given him a wealth of knowledge and a strong understanding of the challenges clients face and the effective ways to offer support. In his spare time, Michael enjoys seeing his family and friends and travelling to new places whenever possible.

Nick Skipper

Nick Skipper

Director of Employee Benefits

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!

Finance Team
Kirsten Annandale

Kirsten Annandale

Financial Accountant

0207 280 3450

Kirsten joined our finance team in November 2019. She is a qualified accountant with over 10 years experience in the insurance market at brokers and Lloyd's underwriters. She has a keen interest in cricket, rugby and gardening.

Yvonne Billing

Yvonne Billing

Accounts Controller

020 7251 7478

Yvonne joined CLEAR in 2018, following our acquisition of John Ansell and Partners. She had been at John Ansell for 28 years, working in accounts. Originally, Yvonne worked started work in Fenchurch street and she now finds she is back here again following the acquisition. Yvonne's hobbies include; reading, ten pin bowling and shopping.

Tim Casey

Tim Casey

Group Head of FP&A

020 8329 4996

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Tim joined CLEAR in 2019 as a qualified chartered accountant with more than 20 years experience, the last 4 years in the insurance industry. In his spare time, he enjoys taking an active role in family life, playing golf, running and keeping fit. Although his marathon days appear to be firmly in the past.

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.

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.

Timothy Money

Timothy Money

Chief Financial Officer

07436 138895

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Tim joined CLEAR in 2020 as our Chief Financial Officer. Tim is a Chartered Accountant, has extensive experience of financial services and private equity and was previously Finance Director at the Hastings Group. Tim also enjoys spending time with his family, football and skiing.

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 Supervisor

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 and progressing to Supervisor in 2018. Shannon loves socialising, music and fashion.

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.

HR Team
Shirley Adams

Shirley Adams

HR Adviser

020 8329 4953

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Shirley joined CLEAR in April 2019, having been in HR for many years and for the last two years she has concentrated on the insurance industry. Shirley enjoys socialising, gardening and golf (mainly watching!).

Wendy Alden

Wendy Alden

Financial Controller

020 8329 4915

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Part of the original CLEAR team when we began in 2001, Wendy ran our ledgers and payroll for many years. Wendy now asssists HR with payroll. A keen horsewoman, Wendy rides whenever she can.

Melanie Barker

Melanie Barker

Head of Learning & Development

07789 901 032

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Melanie has worked in the insurance industry in Kent, Sussex and London for over 30 years, holding a variety of different positions within commercial brokers. She is now working in the HR team in a newly created role dedicated to learning and development across the group. Mel will be working closely with managers across the business to assess our key learning and development priorities and develop a strategy to facilitate the assessment of skills and competencies required whilst identifying how these can be successfully developed internally.

Natasha Brayton

Natasha Brayton

HR Administrator Apprentice

020 8092 9792

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Natasha joined CLEAR in June 2020 to begin her career within the HR sector. Having previously worked in the travel and tourism industry aboard Carnival UK and Cunard Cruise Ships and also graduating from Loughborough University. In her spare time she enjoys sport, travel, music and art.

Victoria Canton

Victoria Canton

HR Director

020 8329 4930

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Victoria joined CLEAR in January 2020. Having completed a law degree in 2002, Victoria sought a career in the insurance industry, where she has been ever since. Since 2009, she has focussed on HR - offering versatile, pragmatic and business orientated HR solutions. Victoria enjoys living in the countryside and is kept busy with her three children.

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.

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.

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!

IT 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.

Anthony Ferguson

Anthony Ferguson

Director, 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, Group Projects Manager and Head of IT. As of April 2020 he now has overall responsibility for the IT function as Director 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.

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.

Maria Douglas

Maria Douglas

Account Handler

01926 466919

Maria joined CLEAR in December 2018 with over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, previously working for a local broker in Coventry and prior to that, Towergate Insurance. Maria has two children and outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, friends and socialising in general.

Martin Hall

Martin Hall

Regional Development Director

01926 466930

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Martin joined CLEAR in November 2019, having worked in insurance broking for over 30 years. He has lots of experience in providing insurance services for professions as well as the leisure, entertainment and the sports sector. Business development has been a constant throughout his career and winning business is therefore a feeling he rather enjoys! Outside of work, Martin is a keen golfer, tennis player and lover of hill walking. He is also a Chair of Governors of a local primary school and an enterprise adviser to senior schools in his home town of Tamworth.

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.

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.

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 Advanced Diploma in Insurance making him an ACII Chartered Broker. 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.

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

 

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.

Jonathan Wootton

Jonathan Wootton

New Business Executive

07384 891790

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Jonathan started his insurance career as an underwriter for RSA, spending 5 years developing his technical knowledge and gaining an understanding of the industry. He then moved into broking in 2013, taking on account management and client facing roles. When he's not talking insurance or networking, he will be spending his energy and time with his young daughter or keeping fit in the gym, on a badminton court or on a football pitch. Football is a passion if not a depression as a supporter of Aston Villa. His garden allotment is his main sanctuary and something to focus on for retirement!

Operations Team
Nick Gallimore

Nick Gallimore

Group Operations Director

0207 977 1791

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Nick joined CLEAR in 2020 with over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry where he has been developing and implementing change strategies in growing businesses. He will be responsible for formulating & driving strategy for Central Services (our IT, Operations, Compliance and Facilities teams) but also encompassing Corporate Governance and Risk. His focus will be to improve operational efficiency, simplify and strengthen our governance and lead change & project management. When not wrestling with that bag of fun, he enjoys being buried away in the countryside. Walking, riding bikes, enjoying the local restaurants and taverns.

Tracy Holding

Director, Operational Development

020 7280 3477

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Tracy joined CLEAR in 2011. Tracy is an integral member of the team, as Operations Manager. She was formally 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.

Gemma Sheldrick

Operations Manager

0208 092 9783

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Gemma joined CLEAR in March 2020, having previously worked for another insurance broker for 16 years. During her time there, Gemma gained experience working in a variety of roles such as; Customer Service Manager, Head of Systems and Development and Operations Manager. Gemma thrives on helping people, taking on new challenges and problem solving. She also enjoys socialising with friends and family.

Private Clients Team
Dave Edmunds

Dave Edmunds

Private Clients Adviser

020 8329 4969

 

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

 

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.

Steve Reader

Steve Reader

Senior Private Clients Adviser

020 8329 4911

 

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.

Professional Team (Legal Indemnity specialisms)
Lianne Bayne

Lianne Bayne

Legal Indemnities Broker

020 8329 4963

 

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.

Lucy Fermor

Lucy Fermor

Legal Indemnities Broker

0208 329 4987

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Lucy joined CLEAR in June 2019, from a Legal Indemnity Insurer. Moving from underwriting to business development manager in her previous role means she can now utilise her knowledge and enthusiasm to exceed client expectations in her new role as a Legal Indemnities Broker. In her spare time, Lucy loves trying to squeeze in as many weekend city breaks as possible to satisfy her love for travel (and cocktails).

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.

Robbie Patterson

Robbie Patterson

Assistant Legal Indemnity Broker

020 8329 4912

 
 

Robbie joined CLEAR in May 2019, having graduated from the University of the West of England in June 2018. He actively pursued his interest in the insurance world through work experience with Marsh in their International Property team and Gallagher's, joining their Academy Week. His hobbies include golf, skiing, motorsport and football. He also has an interest in travelling, having travelled in South America and through Europe previously.

Profin Team (Professional Indemnity, Cyber and Crime specialisms)
Adam Burton

Adam Burton

Broker - Profin

0207 280 3470

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Adam joined CLEAR in January 2020, with over 25 years experience in the London market. He specialises in placing professional indemnity, directors and officers & financial institutions risks and has built strong relationships within the Lloyds and London market. Adam's Interests include photography and cooking.

Sam Cheshire

Sam Cheshire

Account Handler - Pro Fin

020 8329 4932

 

After graduating from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Economics and International Development Sam started his insurance career with CLEAR in 2016. After three years in the Employee Benefits team he joined the Financial Lines team in 2019 where he is developing his knowledge in dealing with Professional Indemnity, Cyber, Directors & Officers and Crime insurances. Sam has also attained the CII Certificate in Insurance.

Matthew Harvey

Matthew Harvey

Account Director - ProFin

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.

Stewart Ruffles

Stewart Ruffles

Director of ProFin

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.

Property Team
Jo Armstrong

Jo Armstrong

Account Handler

020 8329 4908

 

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.

Mark Cummings

Mark Cummings

Senior Property Account Handler

020 7280 3480

 

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.

Connie Dodia

Connie Dodia

Senior Account Executive

020 8329 4979

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Connie joined CLEAR in 2017, following our acquisition of Genavco. Connie has worked in insurance broking for 15 years with over 10 years experience dealing with property insurance. Her interests include travelling and sampling good food. Most of all, Connie enjoys spending time with family and friends and raising her young daughter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Sean has gained experience in both the claims and corporate teams at CLEAR. He is currently working in an account handling role our property team, dealing with both insurers and clients via our delegated authority scheme. Sean has achieved the CII Certificate in Insurance. He has a range of interests such as football (a keen Arsenal supporter), golf, and socialising.

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.

Rights of Light Team
Hollie Breen

Hollie Breen

Personal Assistant

020 3829 8780

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Hollie joined CLEAR in 2020 and is an experienced PA. Having worked alongside rights of light Surveyors and most recently assisting Dean Perkin with insurance matters, she has also gained experience having previously worked within an accountancy firm as a PA to three of the partners. In her spare time Hollie can be found enjoying the wide assortment of music festivals that London has to offer throughout the year! As well as travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Rob Cooke

Rob Cooke

Corporate Risks Director

020 7280 3466

07834 323180

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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 insurance 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.

Felix Corbett

Felix Corbett

Account Executive

020 3829 8779

07964 918897

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Felix joined CLEAR in 2020 and is an experienced Account Executive that specialises in rights of light indemnity insurance. He has worked for the two market leading rights of light firms which has given him the skill set to understand and provide bespoke assistance on any case. Out of the office, Felix enjoys traveling around the countryside to either attempt to play polo or shoot.

Mark Heyes

Mark Heyes

Senior Account Executive

020 7280 3472

07534 978498

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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).

Victoria Kancheva

Victoria Kancheva

Account Executive

020 3829 8776

07971 238163

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Victoria joined CLEAR in 2020, following our acquisition of Light & Legal Indemnity Solutions. She is an experienced Account Executive, who joined the rights of light industry in 2014. Her experience ranges from providing consultancy advice in all matters relating to rights of light to broking. She has worked on some of London’s most prestigious developments, which meant that she was heavily involved in complex insurance solutions from the outset of her career. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys chasing the sun around the world, skiing in the French Alps and the occasional bottomless brunch with her friends.

Dean Perkin

Dean Perkin

Director

020 3829 8778

07772 460319

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Dean has spent virtually all of his career working in the insurance industry; working in both general commercial and professional indemnity insurance sectors. The last 14 years have been spent providing specialist guidance in relation to rights of light and Legal Indemnity insurances. During this time Dean has gained a wealth of experience and has been involved a number of high profile developments around London and the surrounding area. Dean oversaw the first £500m rights of light insurance cover placement in the market and has played an integral part in the development and evolution of rights of light products, such as helping in the development of products that enable client to engage with affected parties whilst have having a safety net of a suitable insurance product should negotiations not go to plan. This is what is known as a proactive approach solution; a model that has been adopted and provided regularly by most insurers in the market depending upon the client’s risk profile, requirements and attitude towards risk.

Sales and Marketing Team
Ian Gregory

Ian Gregory

Marketing Director

020 7280 3496

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An Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Chartered Insurance Broker and member of the Faculty of Insurance Broking, Ian is Marketing Director at CLEAR and a Director of subsidiary company, MPW Brokers. Ian has over 40 years experience in broking and on the other side of the fence with Insurers. Out of the office he still attempts to play squash, enjoys skiing and occasionally found cycling the hills of Kent.

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.

Yvonne Baverstock

Yvonne Baverstock

Account Executive

01775 716579

 

Yvonne joined our Spalding Office in April 2019, having worked for both insurance companies and insurance brokers for nearly 40 years. In her spare time, Yvonne supports Tottenham Hotspurs and follows F1. She also shows, breeds and judges Pyrenean Mountain Dogs - travelling around the UK most weekends.

Angela Cowlen

Angela Cowlen

Account Handler

01775 716574

 
 
 

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

 

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.

Ryan Hounsell

Ryan Hounsell

Operations Manager

01775 716576

 
 

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

 

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.

Emma Portor

Emma Portor

Account Executive

01775 716581

 

Emma joined CLEAR in November 2019, with a broad range of experience having dealt with insurance for multiple industries including farming. She started out in insurance at a motor insurance brokerage, dealing with high-end vehicle insurance. From there she spent almost a decade with NFU Mutual looking after their commercial policyholders before joining us. Emma has 2 children who keep her very busy at the weekend. Her hobbies include planning her next big trip, obstacle courses and learning to ride a horse (when she gets the chance).

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.

Lisa Thorpe

Lisa Thorpe

Account Handler

01775 716577

 

Lisa joined CLEAR in November 2019 following almost 3 years at NFU dealing with both private and commercial clients. She is both a committee member and the Secretary of Welland Yacht Club and she usually spends her time outside of work socialising with friends and family.

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.