After graduating from Durham University and completing postgraduate studies at the University of Wales, our Managing Director, Richard, began his career in insurance, underwriting personal insurance policies for Zurich Insurance in Cardiff. On moving to Gateshead in 2007, he began to find his niche, specialising in helping Third Sector Organisations, SMEs and arranging professional indemnity cover.
He has excelled in his field, is proud of his industry and is committed to raising standards in the sector as a whole. Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Chartered Management Institute and is both a Chartered Insurance Broker and Chartered Manager. He is a past-President of the Insurance Institute of Newcastle upon Tyne, and served on the CII’s National Forum. As a result of his work with insurance’s professional body he was invited to join the advisory board of the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience at Durham University, in which capacity he served from 2014 to 2019.
Richard is also a keen supporter and past-trustee of several charities, including The Insurance Charities. He is a volunteer canoe instructor with both the Scouts and Sea Cadets in his spare time. In 2022 he completed his MBA at Northumbria University, achieving a Distinction.