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CVs of Key Personnel


Mark Gibbon
Managing Director

Qualifications: LL.B, FCA, AFPC, CTA

Mark read law at Newcastle University before embarking on a career in the accountancy profession. He has held senior management positions in both large and small accountancy practices before joining Collegiate at the end of 1994. He is Group Managing Director with overall responsibility for managing the business, and was previously the Finance Director.

Richard Marino
Non Exec Director

Richard studied law and accounting in Australia and qualified as a solicitor in Queensland in 2003. Having practiced in Brisbane for several years in one of Australia's largest firms, Richard departed Australia for London and spent several years as Senior Legal Counsel at RBS Insurance, before joining Genworth Financial as the European General Counsel. In 2016, Richard joined AmTrust Financial as General Counsel for the European Insurance Companies, where he has responsibility for legal, compliance, regulatory and governance matters across multiple insurance companies throughout Europe, for a wide range of insurance classes.

Underwriting Team

Richard Turnbull
Underwriting Director

Qualifications: B Sc Hons, Cert PFS, CeMAP

Richard read Biology and Geography at Brighton University, before embarking on a career as a Financial Adviser for Cornhill Life. In 1999 he joined the then PIA Ombudsman and stayed through the transition into the Financial Ombudsman Service before moving into the IFA compliance field, working both as a Compliance Officer and Complaints Manager for 2 national IFA firms. Richard was recruited by CMS to apply his IFA and regulatory experience in the underwriting field and has been the Underwriting Manager since January 2005, and was made Director in November 2007.

Direct Line: 020 7459 3573

Ben Randall

Qualifications: HND, B.Sc.(Hons)

Ben completed a HND in Mechanical Engineering and BSc in Technology Management at Oxford Brookes University, before embarking on a career in professional indemnity insurance. He worked at PI Direct (which became Martello Group and is now part of R&SA) for 8 years where he gained a wealth of experience as he worked his way to deputy underwriting manager. Ben joined Collegiate Underwriting in 2007 and writes all of our traditional and miscellaneous professions PII.

Direct Dial: 020 7459 3571

Shriya Patel

Qualifications: LLB Law with Business (Hons)

Shriya graduated from the University of Portsmouth and then attended the College of Law in Guildford to complete her Legal Practice Course. After deciding against a career in law Shriya joined Collegiate in March 2014 as an Underwriter and is currently studying to gain her Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

May Wright

Qualifications :Cert CII

May joined Collegiate in July 2015 after completing her A-levels at St Martinís Sixth Form. Despite being offered a place to study Business Management at Southampton University, May decided to embark on a career in the insurance industry and study for her Chartered Insurance Institute exams with a view to achieving Associateship of the CII.

Direct Dial: 020 7459 3581

Daisy Douglas
Underwrting Assistant

Daisy joined Collegiate in August 2016 after passing 3 A Levels at The King Johns School in Essex. Rather than go to University, Daisy then opted to begin a career in insurance and is currently studying for her Chartered Insurance Institute exams with a view to achieving Associateship of the CII.

Clare Warr
Assistant Underwriter

Clare Bunting joined Collegiate in April 2006 as an administrator for the Underwriting department. Prior to this she worked at ADVO Group, a Health Insurance Intermediary, Clare joined ADVO Group in September 2003 where she worked as a Sales Administrator.

Direct Line: 020 7459 3572

Yvonne Gray

Yvonne joined Collegiate in June 2006 as an Administrator within the Broker Division of Collegiate and now works in the Underwriting Department. Previously Yvonne completed a course in Pitmanís secretarial/administration and worked for 6 years at a Lloydís Broker as PA to the Managing Director.

Emma Darbyshire
Marketing Manager

Qualifications: B.S.c (Hons), CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing

Emma read geography at Kingston University before embarking on a career in professional indemnity insurance. Emma has a sound understanding of the insurance industry having previously spent five years as an account manager before moving into the marketing field. Emma was previously marketing manager of Martello Group involved in business and product development of trading arms PI Direct, PI Brokerlink & Magian Underwriting. Emma joined Collegiate in June 2007.

Direct Dial: 020 7459 3470