Names & Faces...

• Meet the Angel team...
Angel are a dedicated team of insurance professionals with many years’ experience. Our team has expertise spanning underwriting, claims, accountancy and Information Technology. We know you have many choices when it comes to selecting an Insurer and we also know that our service is just as important as the products we sell. That’s why at Angel we work very hard to look after our clients and we pride ourselves on our award winning service and performance.

We know we only get one chance to make a first impression but our aim is to provide the same high service standard whether you are speaking to us the for first time or the umpteenth time. We know the feeling of trust starts the moment you first deal with us and it is one of the most important reasons why you and others will continue to deal with us. In order to build and nurture this relationship of trust we believe it is important that you are able to speak to any of our team, avoiding the frustration of automated system or voicemail. In our dealings with you we will endeavour to show you that the experience of our team, the effectiveness of our sophisticated and easy to use system and personal relationships between us will enable you to compete with confidence.

  Steve Smith
Underwriting Manager
Direct Line: 01245 343635
Steve oversees the Angel team and is one of our new business underwriters. Since beginning his insurance career in 1978 he has underwritten for Sun Alliance, Cornhill and NEM/Chancellor. He joined London Special Risks in 1992 becoming part of the Angel team when it was set up in 2000. Steve is one of our proper Essex boys, he supports West Ham and enjoys playing golf when it’s not raining.

  Paul Norman
Office Manager
Direct Line: 01245 343645
Paul runs the day to day accounting function within Angel as well as managing the office. He has been in insurance accounting since 1993 beginning his career at C.E. Heath, he joined the Angel team in 2001. Paul is another Essex boy living in Southend where he supports his local football team as well as Arsenal.

  Gary Green
Regional Business Development
Direct Line: 01245 343639
Gary is part of the XL Catlin business development team, although based in the Angel office, he also promotes the entire range of XL Catlin’s regional products. Gary joined Angel in 2001 having started his career in 1982 as a broker with Robert Fleming before switching to underwriting in 1988 with CNA Re. Gary is a Chelsea supporter and enjoys driving, cycling and playing golf.

  Lloyd Brown
Regional Underwriter
Direct Line: 01245 343636
Lloyd is part of the new business underwriting team. His insurance career began in 2008 when he joined Angel. He has an honours degree in Business Management and Sports Science from Brunel University and completed the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) in 2014. Lloyd is another one of the proper Essex boys, he supports his local football team, Colchester, as well as following Arsenal.
  Louise Williams
Regional Underwriter
Direct Line 01245 343640
Louise is responsible for the professional indemnity renewal underwriting team within Angel. Her career began with London Special Risks in 1995, she transferred into the Angel team when it was created in 2000. Louise loves to shop and enjoys riding her horse and dancing.

  Jason Whiddett
Terrorism Underwriter
Direct Line: 01245 343637
Jason is Angel’s standalone terrorism underwriter. He began his insurance career in 1989 and has worked for both Marsh and Aon. He moved into the terrorism insurance arena shortly after the 9/11 attacks. He lives in Norwich and supports his local team, he also plays cricket and enjoys film and music.

  Karin Sundberg
Regional Underwriter
Direct Line: 01245 343644
Karin is head of the D&O renewal underwriting team. Her insurance career began in 2010 when she joined Angel. She lives in Essex and loves motor bikes and travelling all over the world.
  Rachel Tingey
Underwriting Assistant
Direct Line: 01245 343643
Rachel joined the professional indemnity renewal team in 2015 having previously worked in various Entertainment Brokers as well as the Towergate PI underwriting team. Rachel is a keen cyclist and often takes part in fund raising events.
  Ayshe Ibrahim
Underwriting Assistant
Direct Line: 01245 343641
Ayshe has worked in the Angel renewal team since joining in 2015 she gets involved in several classes of business including standalone terrorism. Her insurance career began in 2001 working with corporate and commercial clients for Investec, having also worked for Lark Insurance, Crispin Speers and Amlin. She enjoys going to the theatre and dining out as well as cooking and baking but keeps the pounds off with weekly, highly energetic dance classes.
  Daniel Farrup
Underwriting Assistant
Direct Line: 01245 343638
Dan Joined Angel’s director’s and officer’s renewal team in 2015 having started his insurance career as a Reinsurance Credit Controller with ACE European Group before joining Munich Re Underwriting as a Reinsurance Technician. He enjoys watching and playing rugby and plays for his local team, Maldon.
  Mike Freeman
Claims Adjuster
Direct Line: 01245 343650
Mike joined Angel as our claims adjuster in 2015 having previously gained insurance experience in motor with Guardian Direct and Amlin, then PI & D&O with Amlin, Xchanging Claims Services, Mitsui and Aspen. Mike is an ex-football referee, Arsenal supporter and local radio DJ.

  Sarah Conlon
Accounts Assistant
Direct Line: 01245 343646
Sarah has worked as an accounts assistant for Angel since joining in May 2011 having previously held a similar position at a publishing company. She was born on Christmas day “a few years ago” in Nottingham, but assures us she is not a Northerner! She is captain of the local tennis team which takes up most of her spare time.

  Jeannie Thorpe
Accounts Assistant
Direct Line: 01245 343647
Jeannie joined the Angel accounts team in January 2013 having previously spent 15 years on the full accounts of several SME’s. Her hobbies include looking after her horses and dogs and in her spare time she also follows rugby and motorcycle racing.

  Mark Johnson
IT Manager - Angel
Direct Line: 01245 343648
Mark manages our IT team and runs all aspects of our IT system including quick quote. MJ, as he is more commonly known, has been with us since 2004 and has a degree in computing from Portsmouth University. He lives in Surrey and his interests include travelling and going to the gym.

  Natalie Page
IT Assistant
Direct Line: 01245 343649
Natalie is another of our IT professionals, she joined Angel in November 2007 after completing a BTEC National Diploma in IT. Not surprisingly Natalie enjoys computing and is also a keen supporter of gymnastics having retired from the sport herself following a wrist injury.
  Joe Atkinson
IT & Accounts Assistant
Direct Line: 01245 343652
Joe joined Angel in 2015 as an IT & Accounts assistant, after graduating from the University of East Anglia with a degree in International Relations and Modern History. He lives in Essex where he plays football for two of his local teams, as well as being an Ipswich fan.