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.

Alex Harper

Director - Operations

Alex is head of Operations and holds 27 years' insurance industry experience within operational, risk and governance roles. Alex oversees the smooth running of our Quality Assurance, FCA Compliance, Statutory Regulations, Training Competence Programmes, IT, Telecoms, HR and payroll.

Gary Cox

Director - Weston-super-Mare

Gary is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Weston-super-Mare office. Having over 40 years’ experience within the industry, he also looks after many key clients in Weston and the surrounding areas.

Mark Baggelaar

Director - Portishead

With 30 years’ broking experience, Mark is the director of the Portishead office. He is our senior commercial insurance advisor to both new and existing clients.

Dave Brown

Director - Bovey Tracey

Dave heads up our Bovey Tracey office, while also looking after many key clients in Bovey Tracey and the surrounding areas. With 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Dave ensures his clients receive service and advice beyond their expectations.

Ben Davis

Director - Portishead

With 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Ben is responsible for heading up the marine side of the business, looking after our various marine trade commercial clients. Based in our Portishead office, his other areas of expertise include property owner’s insurance and general commercial including hospitality risks.

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.

Steve May

Head of Markets

Steve has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Steve joined Brunel Insurance Brokers to manage provider relationships, advance our broking strategy and develop exclusive products. His focus is on delivering value to our clients.

Hazel Postma BA (Hons) DipDM

Head of Marketing

Hazel heads up our marketing department and is committed to supporting the growth of the Company. Based in our Bristol office, she oversees the marketing, events and PR across the Group.

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