MEET OUR BROKERS

Konsileo is an FCA authorised commercial insurance broker. We hire brokers based on their individual expertise and knowledge of how to advise on risks in businesses – not just how to sell an insurance product.

Find out more about our commercial insurance brokers’ expertise and how they could help with your business insurance below or, if you are interested in joining Konsileo as a broker, click here to find out more.

Daniel Cotgrove

Daniel Cotgrove

Client Director, Kent

With 9 years’ industry experience, Dan has developed a wide range of commercial broking skills within the region of Kent. Developing fantastic client & business relationships, offering risk and business advice to ensure clients are always protected. Daniel.Cotgrove@konsileo.com 01227 668140 / 07563 390 785
Leigh Williamson

Leigh Williamson

Client Director, Kent

With 9 years’ broking experience, Leigh has great knowledge of Commercial Vehicles and Motor Trade risks within the region of Kent, alongside his general commercial offering. Always going above and beyond for his clients, Leigh is a real industry expert with great market knowledge to get the best protection for his clients. Leigh.Williamson@konsileo.com 01227 668141 / 07925 473 907
Stuart Williams

Stuart Williams

Client Director, Midlands

Stuart is a Chartered insurance broker with over 30 years’ experience arranging insurance for retail commercial and industrial clients. With a focus on customer service, detailed analysis of business risk exposures and solutions to meet the client budget, Stuart is ideally placed to offer an alternative approach to arranging commercial insurance protection. Stuart.Williams@konsileo.com 07468 468 300
Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

Client Director, South

Mark has been in insurance since 1989 ranging from claims, underwriting, broking and on the management & operations side. He has Cert CII & NEBOSH Level 3 qualifications and has held research positions meaning he fully understands emerging risks in several insurance markets. Extensive experience in the Commercial Insurance and Health & Safety ensures that he can comprehensively advise clients on the best value for money covers to protect their businesses. Mark.Cooper@konsileo.com 07961 263 076
Lauren Cooper

Lauren Cooper

Client Director, South

With 6 years’ experience working in commercial insurance with LV, Thomas & Co and Swinton Business; Lauren has had exposure to several commercial risks plus has a passion for great client service after having exposure to dealing with complaints early in her career. She was also named by insurance business UK magazine as one of their ‘Young Guns 2017’. As one of Konsileo’s commercial insurance brokers, Lauren is keen to listen to clients and ensure they feel happy and safe with the protection she offers. Lauren.Cooper@konsileo.com 07450 383 594
James Winchester

James Winchester

Client Director, South

James has worked in insurance since 2006, in direct markets, broking and delegated authorities with reputable brands, dealing with clients on all levels. Throughout his career he has realised the importance of knowing a business in full to offer the right insurance with a unique risk profile. Having gained the Cert CII, and a Diploma from the H&SE, means James fully appreciates risks from multiple angles, enabling him to give the best advice and value to clients. His expertise lies primarily in the Marine, Manufacturing, Entertainment, Transport and SME sectors. James.Winchester@konsileo.com 07984 005 508
Malini Gunawardena

Malini Gunawardena

Client Director, London

Malini is a Chartered Insurance Broker with over 20 years of industry experience. Over the course of her career she has focused on managing insurance cover, risks and claims for SMEs. Thanks to this background she has comprehensive knowledge of complex commercial products, primarily being an expert in commercial combined, property portfolios and care home insurance, as well as claim handling.

Delivering value for her clients is an integral part of Malini’s approach; she does this through in-depth analysis of her client’s risk exposures and by tailoring the right cover according to the specific needs of every business. She always goes the extra mile for her clients, so get in touch with Malini today if you need an expert claims handler that can cater to all your insurance needs.

Malini.Gunawardena@konsileo.com

07969 164 735

Joseph Betts

Joseph Betts

Client Director, South West

With 20 years’ experience in insurance, including positions in underwriting, broking and business development, Joseph has a full appreciation for all workings and nuances that his clients, colleagues and insurance partners face on a daily basis. His focus has always been on the client and the best advice that can possibly be given. He holds a Certificate in Insurance Broking by the CII and his specialties include (but are not limited to) Logistics, Leisure and Renewable Energy. Creative and innovative in his approach to broking, clients can be safe in the knowledge that their needs are Josephs’s priority. Joseph.Betts@konsileo.com 07711 292 662
Kim Appleby Jones

Kim Appleby Jones

Client Director, Wales

With over 30 years of experience working both for Insurance Companies, such as the NFU Mutual, and Insurance Brokers, Kim is passionate on providing the best service to you as a commercial client.

Kim’s expertise lies primarily in the Hospitality, Motor Trade and Entertainment industries. Her experience and advice will take pressure off your workload, enabling you to concentrate on growing your business.

Get in touch with Kim if you run a business in Wales and seek risk insights and tailored insurance from a professional that can fully understand your needs.

Kim.ApplebyJones@konsileo.com

07584 903 685

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

Client Director, West

With 35 years of experience, Peter is a veteran of managing insurance for small-medium enterprises and providing advice for all types of commercial risks. 

Although a generalist broker, Peter has a background in looking after professional risks, particularly where there is an element of manual work involved and has a great affinity for manufacturing businesses where a portion of the end products are destined for the US, a high risk industry or is considered safety critical.

Get in touch if you run a business in the West or South Midlands and need informed advice on all of your insurance exposure from someone that understands your needs thoroughly. 

Peter.Wilson@konsileo.com

07805 373 312

Luke Davies

Luke Davies

Client Director, London

Luke is a committed broker with over 15 years of experience in the commercial insurance market. Having a broad area of expertise, Luke has previously worked with motor, entertainment and local government industries; including offering insurance programmes related to property, casualty and commercial combined risks for SMEs. Luke prides himself on being able to remove anxiety for clients about risk management, enabling them to run their businesses peacefully without having to worry about having the right protection. Luke.Davies@konsileo.com 07495 859 888
Najma Ditta

Najma Ditta

Client Director, Midlands

Najma is ideally placed to arrange commercial insurance and risk management programmes by offering a bespoke approach, meeting the demands of clients by delivering the most appropriate insurance cover.

With a focus on enhanced customer service, building relationships and caring about clients with ongoing support, Najma will get to know you and ensure your business is protected properly.

Najma.Ditta@konsileo.com

07772 786 786

Lisa Petherick

Lisa Petherick

Client Director

Lisa is an experienced insurance professional and risk management advisor, working for over 20 years in the Insurance Profession. As a Chartered Insurance Broker, she combines strong technical skills with a proactive and solution-orientated mindset. Lisa is driven by helping businesses mitigate their risks and maximise their operational and trading potential.

Contact her if you run a business that operates in part or in full in the North of England and you want to make an informed decision on how to best protect your assets and mitigate your risks whilst taking your business forward.

Lisa.Petherick@konsileo.com

07717 776 514

Chris Fitzgerald

Chris Fitzgerald

Client Director - North

With over 30 years of experience, Chris is an innovative risk advisor with strong technical proficiency and commitment to exceptional client service. Strategic in his approach, Chris works with commercial and professional clients to identify their business risks and help them achieve their financial and corporate objectives.

His expertise lies both in Professional Indemnity cover for architects, consulting engineers and solicitors, as well as business protection for companies operating in various specialist sectors, such as manufacturing, media and tech.

Chris.Fitzgerald@konsileo.com

07545 929 901

Toru Ohyama

Toru Ohyama

Client Director

Toru has been providing insurance and risk management advice for the Japanese commercial sector both in the UK and Europe for the last 30 years, including roles with Aon and Marsh. Toru uses a strategic approach to risk management, looking after medium and large organisations, helping them define their business risk profile while saving on insurance cost.

Get in touch with Toru if you seek risk and insurance guidance from an experienced professional with deep understanding of the UK and global market trends.

Toru.Ohyama@konsileo.com

07887 917 114

Ian Gardiner

Ian Gardiner

Client Director

Ian is an experienced insurance professional with over 30 years service in the industry managing and placing a wide variety of general insurance risks, including Motor Trade, Retail, Construction, Manufacturing and Wholesaling.

He has a unique insight into the risks that businesses face having worked for both major insurers and brokers holding positions in Claims, before moving into client facing Underwriting and Servicing roles and latterly Broking.

His passion is building great long term client relationships, becoming a valued member of your team as a trusted adviser in all areas of risk management and transfer.

Ian.Gardiner@konsileo.com

07814 386 887

Paul Turner

Paul Turner

Client Director

With 30 years’ broking experience, Paul is expert in managing insurance for SMEs and professionals, having worked in both complex and packaged risks in the commercial sector. 

He has a background in manufacturing and professional risks, as well as in the leisure industry managing cover for pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. He is well informed in the emerging markets of Directors’ and Officers’ and Cyber insurance.

Paul knows his markets and is available to visit clients for a free review of covers. Get in touch if you run a business in the Yorkshire North East Regions and need informed advice on all of your insurance requirements.

Paul.Turner@konsileo.com

07962 944 101

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