Ken Davidson – Non-Executive Director. Ken is currently chairman of two other Lloyd’s brokers, and has been in the insurance business for nearly 40 years. He has had a variety of senior positions at brokers, underwriting agents and insurance law firms. He is currently chairman of the London section of the British Insurance Brokers Association, is a past master of the Wheelwrights’ Company and has been heavily involved in the work of Insurance charities and professional education as a past chairman of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Cliff Webb – Chairman – Cliff has also been in the insurance industry for nearly 40 years after obtaining an economics degree from Pembroke College, Cambridge. Beginning his career with 10 years at C.T. Bowring, rising to assistant director, he became a founding partner with Robert Fleming Insurance Brokers. In late 1989 he joined another new broker Rattner Mackenzie Ltd and was elected to the board in 1991. For 25 years Cliff has specialized in binding authorities, and was responsible for that part of the business. He left Rattner Mackenzie in order to form Prospect Insurance Brokers in late 2009.
Jamie Webb – Managing Director – After obtaining his business studies degree, Jamie joined Rattner Mackenzie. He then moved to the Bermuda office where he served nearly three years learning about that market and its interplay with the world reinsurance market. He was then transferred to the New York office where he was employed principally to build the business of a major coverholder. Jamie left Rattner Mackenzie to form Prospect Brokers in 2010 and was designated Insurance Day’s Young Broker of the Year in 2012 in recognition of his work at Prospect.
Bruce Shepherd – Director – Bruce has worked in the Lloyd’s market for over 45 years spending the first 15 years as a broker. In 1982 Bruce moved to underwriting to become deputy underwriter of syndicate 807; a Kiln managed syndicate. In 1992 Bruce was appointed a director of Kiln. He has written most classes of business from around the world but has specialized mostly in the USA and Canadian markets. Bruce retired from Kiln after completing 30 years as an underwriter and has taken up a roll with Prospect Brokers, where he has had a long term relationship with the principals for over 30 years.
Barrie West – Director – Barrie has over 50 years insurance experience broking and producing business for Lloyd’s. He was Director of Hogg Robinson and then Leslie & Goodwin, both now part of Aon. He handles all classes, both direct and reinsurance, favouring binding authority/program business, mainly from the USA, but has interest in the Caribbean, South Africa, France and the UK.
David House – Senior Broker – David started his insurance career with Marsh and McLennan and after working at Price Forbes on the nursing home account, joined Rattner Mackenzie in 2007. There he worked on American and UK binding authorities of various sorts. He joined Prospect Insurance Brokers at its inception.
Kevin Smith – Technical Manager – Kevin has had over 20 years experience in all aspects of processing binding authorities. For 15 years was the senior technician on a large part of the Rattner Mackenzie binding authority business. He joined Prospect Insurance Brokers at its inception.
George Webb – Broker – George joined Prospect Insurance Brokers in March 2010 coming from a legal background. He gained his Law degree from Leicester University and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at Guildford College. George is ACII qualified and focuses on our US casualty (re)insurance business as well as developing new accounts in Europe and Australasia in a variety of different areas including cyber, contingency, entertainment and sports.
Tina Warburton – Technician – Tina joined Prospect Insurance Brokers in November 2010 and has over 16 years experience in Insurance covering all aspects of technical processing from claims through to slip and policy production. Her experience has been gained working in Broking Houses, Lloyds Syndicates and the Company market.
James Gadbury – Broker – James joined Prospect Insurance Brokers in December 2011 as a graduate of Newcastle University. He started out by assisting in both the claims and broking divisions across various classes of business, before spending the majority of his time on the placing side, assisting on various accounts for clients worldwide, including cargo, GL, property, liability, A&H, K&R and life. More recently, James was appointed COO of UAV Protect, a new trading name of Prospect Brokers, which provides specialist insurance to unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)/drone operators and manufacturers worldwide. James regularly attends and speaks at UAV trade shows, conferences and events and has developed strong partnerships with various commercial UAV operators globally, regulatory associations, leading manufacturers and other key players in the industry. James has also obtained his ACII.
Maddison Field – Broker – Maddison joined Prospect in September 2013 and began assisting with claims and providing administrative assistance across a number of accounts including Cargo and GL, . More recently, Maddison’s main focus has been broking Bloodstock, Livestock and Koi Fish business, and assisting on all PV and Terrorism business.
Cameron Shire – Head of International Speciality – Cameron has over 20 years Insurance experience broking to Lloyd’s, London and overseas markets. He was a Divisional Director at Willis until 2007, before joining the Reinsurance Division of RK Harrison to place third party Cedent led facultative reinsurance on various worldwide Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Energy and Property related business. He has also gained invaluable experience over many years in both the production and placement of General Liability and Cargo business.
Allan Prior – Account Director – Allan has worked in the Insurance market since 1964 starting his career at Bevington Vaizey and Foster, where he worked with Bruce Shepherd. In 1979 Allan had a change of career and moved to Dartmouth, Devon for four years where he still had plenty to “plaice”, but of the “fishy” kind. On returning to Broking in June 1984 he returned to Insurance where he later joined Marsh McLennan developing his skills in the USA and Canadian market on both Fortune 500 and SME business. After 17 years with Marsh he moved on to specialise in the International Property market
Gary Rowland – Technician – Gary has recently joined Prospect Insurance Brokers and has over 30 years experience of London Market document production.
Michael Barrett – Broker – Mike joined Prospect Insurance Brokers in January 2015 from a global media business. He gained a Business Management degree from Cardiff University. Mike’s focus is Prospect’s property business and he works on both US & International accounts.
Simon West – Broker – Simon joined Prospect Insurance Brokers in April 2015 assisting in both the claims and broking divisions across various classes of business. Simon has 13 years insurance experience having started with Amlin PLC where he gained knowledge on both the underwriting and claims departments.