Willis Property Investors Division
Founded in 1828, Willis is one of the longest
established and largest insurance brokers in
Building upon the solid foundations laid by
an experienced team with an increasing
number of blue chip clients, in 2005 Willis
launched its Property Investors Division
WPID is entirely focused on providing
insurance and risk management advice and
services to organisations of all shapes and
sizes with an involvement in property
You will benefit from this focus because we
already understand your business. You will
rarely have to educate us about the
challenges facing your business.
The strength of the team lies in the sheer
scale of the resources and level of expertise
we can bring to bear on behalf of our
clients. With over 200 years of combined
property market experience in the
management team alone.
As a result, our clients are certain that they
will always have access to individuals with a
thorough knowledge and understanding of
Our clients are at the heart of everything we
do. Our aspiration is to be regarded by you
as the ‘in house’ insurance resource, and
valued member of your professional team.
You are then free to concentrate on the
issues that drive your business, safe in the
knowledge that, as far as insurance is
concerned, someone is doing the thinking
The pride we take in maintaining the
highest service standards is reflected in our
policy of all our staff being located in the
same offices. We believe that the
administrative functions that are
fundamental to your requirements are too
important to be separated from the people
who are ultimately responsible for delivering
the service to you.
Managing Director 2
Account Directors 3
Account Executives 6
Team Members 9
John started his career with CT Bowring in 1983. He established a focus on the
property market in 1987 when he became involved with Tony Clegg's Mountleigh
Group having joined Robert Fleming. He was employed by Heath Lambert companies
from 1994 when his role developed through client servicing to new business
development and ultimately was Managing Director for the Property Portfolio
Division. John joined Willis in November 2005 as Managing Director of WPID.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6233
Mobile: +44 (0)7879 007528
Direct line: +44 (0) 20 7295 6241
Kirsty started her career with Guardian Insurance in 1987 and then moved to
Hibernian in 1990. In 1993 she made the transition into broking with a small broker
before moving to Sedgwick. Kirsty has specialised in the property market since
joining Lambert Fenchurch in 1999. Kirsty joined Willis in June 2005 as New
Business Director of WPID.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6247
Mobile: +44 (0)7889 969669
Mike joined the Sun Alliance in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1981 and later secured
promotion to Construction Underwriter when moving to London. In 1987 he moved
into broking, first with Stewart Wrightson and then for 11 years with Bain Clarkson.
Mike joined Heath Lambert in 2001 and joined Willis in June 2005 as Construction
Account Director of WPID.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6229
Mobile: +44 (0)7908 796447
Michael has over 35 years experience in the insurance industry, of which 25 years have
been committed to the commercial property investment and development sector. As
well as spending many years with Aon companies before joining Lambert Fenchurch in
1999, Mike was Assistant Insurance Manager of English Property Corporation for 3
years. Mike joined Willis in June 2005 as Account Director of WPID.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6218
Mobile: +44 (0)7908 651901
Chris has spent his whole career focusing on the property market, starting in 1993
as an underwriter with the Property Investors Unit of the Royal & Sun Alliance. After
4 years, he joined the Aon commercial property team in 1997. Chris has significant
experience of handling the business of major European property investors. Chris
joined Willis in June 2005 as Account Director of WPID.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6219
Mobile: +44 (0)7908 796443
Steve has been working in the insurance industry since 1987. 17 years of which
were within the commercial property team at Aon where, as Client Director, he has
managed major UK property accounts and developed expertise in serving pan-
European risks and developer/construction exposures. Steve joined Willis in
September 2005 as Account Director of WPID.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6223
Mobile: + 44 (0)7931 298883
Dean began his career in 1983, initially with Commercial Union before taking a position
with a Lloyds syndicate. He was employed by Heath Lambert companies from 1994 and
has been wholly committed to the property market since that time. Dean joined Willis in
August 2005 as Account Director of WPID.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6235
Mobile: +44 (0)7958 001049
Adrian began his insurance career with Minet in 1975. After a period as an
underwriter for CNA-Re he has worked for brokers specialising in estates, farms and
livestock with Chandler Hargreaves, which was acquired by Lowndes Lambert in
1989. Adrian subsequently worked in the Professional Indemnity team before
specialising in the property market from 2000. Adrian joined Willis in August 2005 as
Account Director of WPID.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6237
Mobile: +44 (0)7949 077660
Paul joined the insurance industry in 1982 and has been committed to the property
investors sector since 1985. During his 16 years with the commercial property team at
Aon, Paul most recently became a Client Director, having responsibility for servicing the
insurance requirements of major property owners and developers. Paul joined Willis in
June 2005 as Account Director of WPID.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6253
Mobile: +44 (0)7908 651902
Tim started his career in 1985 with Stewart Wrightson. Tim then spent 14 years
with Aon, latterly as a Client Director, before moving to Willis in 2003 to lead the
property investors sector for London clients. Tim has been committed to the
property sector since 1990, working with a wide variety of plcs, investment and
property funds, and experience with pan-European Programmes and Captives.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6201
Mobile: +44 (0)7775 687360
Ty started his career with Prudential in 1986 and became involved in the property
market in 1994 when he joined Wellesley Barrett, the insurance operation of the William
Pears group of companies. Wellesley Barrett was then acquired by CE Heath and after a
spell with the commercial insurance division, Ty joined Heath Lambert in 2000. He
became Operations Director in 2003. Ty joined Willis in August 2005 as Operations
Director of WPID.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6236
Mobile: +44 (0)07931 311823
Cheryl started her career in 1987 with Keywest Insurance Brokers dealing with
private car and household insurance. In 1988 she moved to Lowndes Lambert (now
Heath Lambert) where she handled all classes of UK Commercial Insurance and in
1997 she joined the Property Portfolio Division. In June 2005 she joined Willis.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6227
Mobile: +44 (0)7908 796446
Kirstie started her insurance career at Norwich Union, where she spent 5 years in
their London underwriting team gaining experience in all aspects of commercial
insurance. In 1997 Kirstie moved to Aon, where she was based in the specialist
Commercial Property Division working for a diversity of property investor clients.
Following promotion to Account Executive in 2002, Kirstie joined WPID in April 2005.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6206
Mobile: +44 (0)7921 359813
Steve began his career at Alexander Stenhouse in 1991. There he handled all types
of Property, Motor and Liability insurances. He decided to specialise in the property
sector in 2000 when he joined Heath Lambert as an Account Handler and he
progressed to be an Account Executive. Steve joined Willis in June 2005 and is
responsible for managing the relationship for several major clients.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6232
Mobile: +44 (0)7908 796448
Liz began her career with Royal & Sun Alliance in 1995, as part of the Property
Investors Unit. She joined Heath Lambert Fenchurch in 1999 as an Account
Handler where she progressed to lead a team of 15 people. Liz joined Willis in
April 2005 and has progressed to Account Executive servicing major clients.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6240
Mobile: +44 (0)7908 796442
Mark started in the insurance industry in 1987 with Sun Alliance in their West End
Commercial Property Owners office. After five years he moved to the provincial
broking market, where over a 10 year period he dealt with all manner of clients. In
2002 Mark joined the in-house insurance team of CB Richard Ellis. He moved to Aon
and subsequently to Willis in 2004 to work on major property owners accounts.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6202
Mobile: +44 (0)7903 755408
In 1999, Sarah joined Thomas Winter Insurance Brokers Ltd and moved to the
Corporate Property Owners Division at Aon in 2002. She joined Willis
Property Investors Division in April 2005. Sarah is an Associate of the
Chartered Insurance Institute and was granted Chartered Insurance Broker
status in September 2006.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6208
Mobile: +44 (0)7852 262623
Mark began his career in 1989 with Marsh, where he worked until 1999. After
3 years with Aston Scott Group (a regional Broker in Kent), Mark decided to
specialise in Property Portfolio Insurance and joined Heath Lambert in 2001. In
2005, Mark moved to WPID as an Account Executive.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6242
Mobile: +44 (0)7908 796444
Paul commenced his insurance career in 1995 with Sun Alliance and worked in
the Property team for 2 years prior to joining the Property Owners team at
Lowndes Lambert in 1997. Paul quickly established himself as a valued member
of the team, and progressed to the position of Account Executive in 2003, with
responsibility for a number of ‘Blue Chip’ portfolios. Paul joined WPID in 2005.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6221
Mobile: +44 (0)7813 622790
Tom began his career at Aon as an Account Handler within the Commercial
Property and Construction Division after graduating from University in 2002.
Tom joined Willis Property Investors Division in April 2005. He is an Associate of
the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6215
Mobile: +44 (0)7881 527132
Darren has worked in the UK insurance market since 1996, including two years
as a Lloyd's broker placing UK property business. In 2001 he joined the Aon
Property Owners Division where, as an Account Executive, he was responsible for
a number of major UK and European property owners accounts. Darren joined
WPID in March 2005.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6204
Mobile: +44 (0)7951 705540
Gavin has 8 years experience in the insurance industry, originally starting his career
with the Aon Group in Zimbabwe, he moved to the UK in 2003 and joined Aon
London as an Account Handler in the Commercial Property Department. Gavin
joined the Willis Property Investor’s Division in April 2005.
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7295 6249
Mobile: +44 (0)7852 262583
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Property Investors Division
16 St Helens Place
London EC3A 6DF
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7488 8111
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7295 6251
Willis Limited. A Lloyd's broker, authorised and regulated by the
Financial Services Authority.
Registered office Ten Trinity Square, London EC3P 3AX.
Registered number 181116 England and Wales.