KEY TEAM MEMBERS

At Safeonline we pride ourselves on the experience and knowledge of our team. Whether you are dealing with brokers, support technicians, claims handlers or our finance team, each member of Safeonline will strive to deliver best-in-class service to ensure your business needs are met.

Chris Cotterell
Chris Cotterell Chief Executive Officer & Founder

I am the founder and CEO of Safeonline. Having started my career in insurance back in 1984, I founded Safeonline in 1998 as a specialist insurance broker to handle all manner of cyber and other niche insurance lines, and we are now one of the leading independent brokers in the market.

Geoff Kinsella
Geoff Kinsella Chief Operating Officer & Partner

During my career which spans over 35 years in insurance, I have worked in a variety of insurance/reinsurance markets in Ireland, the Middle East, Canada and the UK. Having handled most classes of insurance in my career, I have plenty of insight to help our broking teams get to grips with the workings of the insurance market and available coverages.

steve russell
Steven Russell Head of Broker Support & Partner

I have over 25 years of experience of working for Lloyd`s brokers and joined Safeonline in 2000 soon after the formation of the company. I am currently responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance and document production at Safeonline, providing support and advice to our broker team in order that they can deliver the best possible service to our clients.

Ketan Mistry
Ketan Mistry Accounts Manager

I joined the accounts team at Safeonline in 2012, bringing 17 years accounting experience in the London market with companies such as Amlin, Allianz Marine and Aviation, and Chubb. I work on various projects to streamline accounting processes and improve the efficiency of the department.

DAVID DICKSON
David Dickson Head of Technology & Cyber

I head up the Technology, Cyber and Media team here at Safeonline. I am experienced in placing highly technical and challenging open market and binding authority placements for clients from across the globe. I regularly speak at market and industry events, promoting the wealth of specialist coverage that is found in Lloyd’s and the London market.

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andrew stuart
Andrew Stuart Head of Political Risk & Business Development

With 35 years in a variety of disciplines in the Lloyd`s market, I specialise in placing Political risks, including Terrorism & War worldwide, also Product Recall, Contingency, and K & R. I have a strong insight into the workings of the Lloyd`s market, providing support & advice to our broker team & clients.

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CLAIRE FERRIE - Broker
Claire Ferrie Broker

In 2014 I joined Safeonline to work with the financial, professional and IP team. I am currently helping develop the commercial PI business by utilising and developing relationships I have formed over my insurance career.

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Chris Budd
Chris Budd Broker

I joined Safeonline in 2012 with 20 years experience in insurance. I spent the early part of my career as a claim`s account handler/broker, learning how to handle a range of claims from inception through to settlement. I currently head up the international financial lines team, handling a range of wholesale and retail business for all manner of professions.

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ADAM MAHER
Adam Maher Broker

I have 13 years` experience in the insurance industry, and have been responsible for setting up binding authorities with leading Lloyd`s syndicates in various classes of business from Property through to Casualty, Management Liability and other Professional Lines.

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KEN BILBY
Ken Bilby Broker

I have been in the insurance/reinsurance industry since 1966 and have handled most classes of business on a worldwide basis. I currently handle delegated authority business and my role is to develop this aspect for Safeonline.

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Grant Richardson
Grant Richardson Broker Support

Having worked in a technical support role for over 20 years in some of the biggest brokers including Marsh, Willis and JLT, I bring a wealth of experience with me to Safeonline. With considerable knowledge of London Market processes, I have had considerable exposure to insurance tax procedures and I am considered as Safeonline`s taxation expert.

Matt Keeble
Matt Keeble Broker Support

I joined Safeonline as a Broker Technician, responsible for providing technical support to maintain the operating and performance standards of the broking team. I am also responsible for the processing of premiums as well as producing and issuing client documentation, assisting the broking team with producing MRC slips and endorsements.

jessica boakes
Jessica Boakes Broker Support

I joined Safeonline as part of the broker support team, bringing with me nearly 10 years` experience working in the technician and broker support functions of some of the London Market`s biggest brokers. I have worked on numerous classes of business, building up a strong skill-set in handling the detailed documentation required for a fast-moving broking team.

Kevin Anscombe
Kevin Anscombe Chief Technology Officer

I joined Safeonline as a freelance consultant at the beginning of 2014, with 25 years experience in IT. When offered the chance to head up our IT operations, I didn`t have to think twice. Technology is at the heart of our business, with our online broking system a vital resource for clients and our team.

ian cavalier
Ian Cavalier Head of Claims

I have 20 years of experience working within the Lloyd`s market for brokers, insurers and service providers. I joined Safeonline in 2010 to head up the claims department and have ultimate responsibility for all aspects of claims handling for our core classes including cyber, technology E&O, media liability and intellectual property.

joy vyas
Joy Vyas Credit Controller

I joined Safeonline in 2014, with over 35 years experience in all aspects of credit control, including high volume and high profile accounts. I am responsible for debtor management and cash allocation across EUR, USD and GBP, and have built strong working relationships with our clients.

ethan collins
Ethan Collins Broker

I joined Safeonline in 2016 after graduating in Environmental Studies and Business. I’m mainly responsible for the placement of Cyber, Tech and Media accounts ranging from SME to large renewals and new business. I have developed expertise in these areas, and look forward to continuing to grow my role within the business.

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danny cooper
Danny Cooper Broker

I started my career in claims and was responsible for handling a wide variety of claims from inception through to settlement. I joined Safeonline in 2016 with 8 years experience in the insurance industry. I am responsible for growing and servicing our US book of Professional and Financial lines and placing business into the London market.

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