Meet the team
Our Leadership Team
Simon Brewster Cert CII
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Simon joined the family business in May 2014. A self-confessed ‘tech geek’ Simon has a software background that took him into the Investment Banking sector building trading and risk systems. He is using his skills to make a big difference to Ellis David by using technology to enhance their service.
Outside of work Simon enjoys playing golf and enjoying fine wines and single malts. His favourite quote is from Isaac Asimov – “Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do”!
Denise Judge Cert CII
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Denise arrived at Ellis David in 2003, when she joined as a broker. Since then, she has worked her way up through the business, before being appointed as Managing Director in 2012.
While being managing director means responsibility for running the business generally, Denise still enjoys spending time with customers and ensuring they have the right protection in place for their assets – whether business or personal.
Our Broking Team
Claire Munday Cert CII
Key Clients & Accounts
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Before joining Ellis David in July 2015, Claire had spent 6 years at Towergate and 2 years at Chaucer.
At Ellis David Claire looks after some of our key commercial clients as well as being responsible for our Insurer accounts and day-to-day oversight of our client money account. In her spare time Claire likes to travel, read and socialise. A backpacking holiday in Asia or South America is definitely on the cards!
Dheeren Patel ACII
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Before joining Ellis David in June 2019, Dheeren worked for A Plan Insurance.
Neil Porter Cert CII
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Neil joined Ellis David as soon as he completed college in 2000. As an insurance broker in the Private Clients team he sources insurance quotes, makes policy adjustments and provides claims assistance and advice for clients.
Neil’s favourite quote is by Bill Nye – “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t” and when he’s not at work he enjoys playing a bit of football.
Amy Sorrell Cert CII
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Amy joined Ellis David in July 2018 and her role was to support the broking team with their administration. Due to her hard work and constant improvement she has now joined the broking team, primarily looking after our retail clients.
More about Mark
Mark joined us in 2015 as Private Clients Adviser. He has spent 12 years in the insurance industry with Moffatt Saunders, Rampdale Insurance and Knight Insurance. During that time a Formula 1 car was one of the more unusual things that Mark has arranged cover for!
In his spare time Mark enjoys going to concerts, travelling, reading, a bit of cooking and socialising and dreams of a tour of the USA.
Neil Cavanah ACII
Chartered Insurance Broker
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Neil joined Ellis David from Towbay Ltd, when the two companies merged in June 2020.
Maimuna Dibba Cert CII
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Mai has been with us at Ellis David since 2009. She specialises in Private Clients and is responsible for personal lines broking and account management. Mai is passionate about ensuring that we are experts in our fields and that we truly care for our customers.
One day Mai would like to treat herself to a round the world trip, in the meantime she spends her spare time relaxing with her yoga, reading, cleaning and eating out..
More about Richard
Richie joined Ellis David in May 2021.
Stuart Runciman ACII
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Stuart started working for Ellis David in February 2016 as a consultant. Before that he was working for Aviva to develop their “Distinct” product range for high-net worth individuals. Prior to that he has worked as a senior underwriter for both Sterling Insurance and Chubb, specialising in High Net Worth clients. At Ellis David, Stuart is working on strategy, training and new business development.
Our Support Team
More about Vesta
Vesta joined Ellis David in November 2018 and her role involves supporting the broking team.is clients.
Copywriting and Social Media
More about Richard
Richard works part time for Ellis David and is responsible for all of our written communications across our Website, Letters, Emails and Social Media feeds.
More about Wendy
Wendy joined Ellis David in May 2015 and her role involves liaising with insurers to make sure all invoices and accounts are paid on time and preparing our management accounts.
More about Daniela
Daniela joined Ellis David from Towbay Ltd, when the two companies merged in June 2020.