Executive Board

John Shepherd

John Shepherd

Chief Executive

The driving force behind Shepherd Compello. John has forged a long successful career growing businesses and developing innovative insurance products across the world. He is a well-known and respected figure within the Lloyd’s market place, and a passionate advocate of the Build Africa charity. John Shepherd on LinkedIn

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Holly Shepherd

Holly Shepherd

Managing Director

Holly has focused her many talents towards realising new opportunities within the Insurance industry, growing Shepherd Compello’s broking network and expanding the profile of the company within the global risks market. She has also successfully set up and is the Managing Director of EPG Administration Services. Holly Shepherd on LinkedIn

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Duncan McClure Fisher

Duncan McClure Fisher

Director

Duncan joined the Board of Directors at Shepherd Compello in 2018 as arguably the UK’s leading B2C warranty expert. Having worked with our team for over 20 years, he is now playing a key role in growing the business as a specialist warranty broker and administrator.

Broking

Steve Hart

Steve Hart

Divisional Director

Steve is a highly experienced Delegated Authorities specialist. With a career spanned over 20 years, he has a wealth of knowledge across a range of property insurance classes as both an underwriter and a broker. He is an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII).

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Neil Baker

Neil Baker

Divisional Director

Neil has almost 40 years' experience in the Insurance industry working with various classes of business. At Shepherd Compello, his main scope is to produce and manage North American Property Binders - an area he has been developing and underwriting since 1995. Away from the office, Neil is a keen badminton enthusiast!

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Lea Baverstock

Lea Baverstock

Divisional Director

Our Divisional Director Lea has over 27 years' experience in the London Insurance Market. She specialises in Transportation & Haulage Companies throughout 32 counties of Ireland and South Africa, as well as various types of Commercial/Manufacturing Operations and also Leisure.

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Scott Newis

Scott Newis

Divisional Director

Scott has been with Shepherd Compello since 2014. As Transportation Underwriter, he leads a team specialising in Marine Cargo, Automobile Physical Damage, Motor Truck Cargo and ancillary risks. His career has seen him writing a profitable book of business on behalf of Lloyd’s Underwriters for over 20 years.

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John Pluck

John Pluck

Divisional Director
Eoin Reynolds

Eoin Reynolds

Divisional Director
Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Senior Broker

Mark has over 35 years’ motorsport involvement as a competitor, Managing Director of the British Rally Championship and more recently, the Head of Motorsport at a leading industry broker. The transfer of his motorsport insurance wisdom has proved hugely beneficial to clients seeking bespoke insurance products home and abroad.

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David Bishop

David Bishop

Senior Broker

David has been an Insurance Broker for over 33 years. He is an expert in placing all aspects of cancellation, abandonment, non-appearance, liability and terrorism coverage in the Lloyd’s and European markets for clients in the Entertainment, Events and Sports industry. His network of contacts includes some of the largest...

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Fabio Di Virgilio

Fabio Di Virgilio

Senior Broker

Our Senior Broker Fabio is responsible for developing new business opportunities whilst supporting the existing clients where required. He enjoys building new schemes that may generate positive outcome for all parties. His recent achievements include placing a drone/UAV binder for an Irish intermediary with a syndicate that had never written it before!

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Freddy Askelof

Freddy Askelof

Senior Broker
John Hulme

John Hulme

Broker
Eddie Walter

Eddie Walter

Broker

After joining Shepherd Compello in 2013, Eddie spent his first 3 years working on the Extended Warranty & FTC side of the business, primarily handling various Binding Authorities. In 2016, he moved over to the North American Property team where he is focusing on Commercial Property & High Value Homeowners.

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Claire Titshall

Claire Titshall

Broker

Claire has been a Lloyd’s insurance broker for over 15 years. She has experience in various classes of business including Homeowners, Excess Flood and Fine Arts, however her main focus has always been in Transportation.

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Chloe Hagger

Chloe Hagger

Broker

Chloe works in our US Transportation department as a broker. Prior to joining Shepherd Compello in 2016, she gained extensive experience working with International Coverholders as Specialty and Reinsurance Broker, placing risks from many different classes into Lloyd’s.

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Ashley Mills

Ashley Mills

Broker

Shepherd Compello broker Ashley Mills works across Extended Warranty & GAP and Residual Value insurance policies. He is also a BIBA Young Broker Ambassador for London and Central Region.

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Helen Turner

Helen Turner

Broker
Ben Willoughby

Ben Willoughby

Underwriting Assistant
Richard Thorpe

Richard Thorpe

Underwriting Assistant

Richard holds the position of Underwriting Assistant within the Transportation team. Some examples of his responsibilities involve dealing with agents in the US on a daily basis and maintaining renewal business. Prior to becoming Underwriting Assistant, he worked as a Junior Technician.

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Charlie Cox

Charlie Cox

Broker Assistant

Claims

Paul Hodgson

Paul Hodgson

Claims Manager
Jamie Collins

Jamie Collins

Claims Broker

Our Claims Broker Jamie is responsible for handling claims from start to finish. What he enjoys most about the job is getting to meet new people: "Being exposed to every element of insurance such as Technical, Underwriting or Compliance to name but a few, allows me to gain a broad experience."

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Technical

Kirstie Thorpe

Kirstie Thorpe

Head of Operations
Dan Coffey

Dan Coffey

Technical Manager
Megan Tyler

Megan Tyler

Operations Manager

Megan is our Technical Team leader on the processing side of the business, recently promoted from Technician. Prior to joining Shepherd Compello she was as an account handler, looking after Coverholder accounts from start to end.

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Coetzee Muller

Coetzee Muller

Technical Account Manager

As a Technician, Coetzee handles all the incoming inquiries regarding Transportation policy changes, composes endorsements and applies changes or rectifies policy mistakes at binding.    

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Leanne Parker

Leanne Parker

Technical Account Manager
Harry Jeacock

Harry Jeacock

Technical Account Manager
David Royle

David Royle

Technician

Compliance

Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Head of Compliance & Governance

Paul has over 40 years’ experience of working inside the Lloyd’s of London industry: "Being in Compliance, you have to adapt to the changes in rules (...) These need to be explained and embedded into the Firm and maintained, until the next challenge!"  

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Lewis Sage

Lewis Sage

Compliance Officer

Lewis works closely with the Head of Compliance and Governance to ensure that Shepherd Compello adapts to the ever-changing regulatory landscape. He enjoys the challenge of working in this area, particularly given the global nature of our business and that we are always open to finding new solutions for our...

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Finance

Mark Gibson

Mark Gibson

Group Financial Controller

HR

Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones

Head of HR and Corporate Operations

Marketing

Martin Richards

Martin Richards

Head of Marketing
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