Russell A. Lane

Chief Executive Officer

Russell is a Board Director and the founder of Brunel. He is responsible for the overseeing of all the Company’s operations.

Matt Harlin ACII

Managing Director

Matt is a board director of Brunel Insurance Brokers and based in London. He joined the group in December 2017 to create the corporate division. He is responsible for leading the team and the wider strategy, and maintaining key client and insurer relationships.

Chris Ladkin ACII


Chris is a key part of the management team, having been a board director of various other insurance brokers over the last 30 years. He is responsible for advising the board and looking after key clients.

David Curry ACII

Servicing Director

David joined the team in January 2019 bringing with him over 25 years’ experience. He is responsible for driving the broking and servicing strategy across the business to ensure consistency. David’s technical knowledge and experience of businesses both in the UK and internationally delivers confidence to the larger corporate clients.

James Burgoyne LLB ACII

Director - Claims & Technical

Jim joined Brunel in 2009 and heads up the Claims and Technical Department to ensure all our clients receive award-winning risk management and claims servicing.

Duncan Hockley Dip CII

Associate Director - Claims & Technical

Duncan joined Brunel Insurance Brokers in June 2018. He has worked in a claims environment within the insurance industry for 34 years handling a variety of types of claim for a broad cross-section of businesses both in the UK and internationally. Duncan is based in our London office.

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Jane Perrett Cert ILM, Cert CII, IACert

Director - Operations

Jane is head of Operations and ensures the smooth running of our Quality Assurance, FCA Compliance, Statutory Regulations, Training Competence Programmes, IT, Telecoms and HR.

Siobhan Crawford

Head of Group Finance

Siobhan heads up our Accounts Team and is responsible for all functions of our accounting department; from collecting and paying Insurer money to management accounts and payroll.

Hazel Postma BA (Hons) DipDM

Head of Marketing

Hazel joined Brunel in April 2018 and is committed to supporting the growth of the Company. Based in our Bristol office, she heads up the PR, marketing and communications across the Group.

Peter Henley

Client Director

Peter joined the team in January 2018, bringing with him a wealth of experience having worked for a number of Multi-National and Independent Brokers. Clients value Peter for his expertise, and the personable and committed approach he brings to delivering a first class service.

Danny Valentine

Head of Business Development - Bristol

Danny is responsible for driving forward the business development initiatives and ensuring the proposition is aligned to customer needs. With over 10 years’ experience, Danny ensures both the new and existing customer base continues to expand with particular focus on owner-managed businesses and corporate clients.

John Clark Cert CII

Head of Client Servicing

John has worked in the Insurance industry for 15 years and has experience in arranging multiple types of cover for a wide variety of businesses. His main role involves broking client risks to insurers and negotiating the best possible terms.

Ray Winterflood Cert CII

Senior Account Broker

Ray has worked in the insurance industry for 16 years, with a 10 year grounding in claims. He has experience working within a number of sectors and with a variety of businesses. His role involves working closely with clients and insurers to ensure the best insurance solution.

Laura Thompson Cert CII

Senior Account Broker

Laura joined Brunel in April 2018 bringing with her 6 years' experience in the insurance industry. She has worked with a wide variety of businesses and supports both the London and Bristol client base ensuring the needs of clients are being met on a daily basis through exceptional service.

Merissa Ward BSc Cert CII

Account Broker

Having previous experience at a global insurer, Merissa has worked within the Brunel Group since 2016 providing support to a variety of commercial clients. She has a firm grounding in professional lines insurances and continues to actively develop wider industry knowledge. She is committed to high quality client servicing and will ensure that client’s day-to-day insurance needs are met.

Luke Woodall Cert CII

Senior Account Broker

Luke has worked in the insurance industry for 6 years delivering insurance solutions to a variety of businesses. He currently looks after new business clients ensuring excellent customer service at all times.

George Bush

Account Broker

George joined Brunel in 2017 and works within the Business Development Team. He ensures that we are in regular dialogue with existing Brunel clients and new business prospects, communicating our brand values to the wider business community.

James Hutchinson

Account Broker

James has worked in insurance for 7 years with particular expertise in office and high-net-worth individuals. He has been with Brunel for 3 years.

Faiz Ahmad

Account Broker

Faiz is one of our Account Brokers, with four years experience in the insurance industry. He currently deals with office insurance along with personal insurance policies.

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