Our Directors

<strong>Denise Judge</strong>
Denise JudgeManaging Director
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.

<strong>Simon Brewster</strong>
Simon BrewsterDirector
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 racing cars, 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”!

Broking Team

<strong>Richard Barrass</strong> Cert CII
Richard Barrass Cert CIIBroker
Richard has been with the business for over 4 years and specialises in Commercial insurance. He joined Ellis David following roles with insurance brokers Marchant McKechnie, Bluefin and Towergate. He used to live in the North and made the move to London when the opportunity presented itself.

One of the more unusual things Richard has been asked to place was a helicopter…three days after starting work in the industry! More usually, Richard can be found helping customers to get to grips with the wide variety of insurance covers available.

When not helping our commercial customers Richard can often be found watching football (usually in the pub) or cycling.

<strong>Claire Munday</strong>
Claire MundayBroker
Before joining the Commercial Team at Ellis David in July 2015, Claire had spent 6 years at Towergate and 2 years at Chaucer.

At Ellis David Claire enjoys being able to source cover for a diverse range of commercial risks and in her spare time likes to travel, read and socialise. A backpacking holiday in Asia or South America is definitely on the cards!

<strong>Neil Porter</strong>
Neil PorterBroker
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.

<strong>Anthony Casali</strong>
Anthony CasaliBroker
Anthony joined Ellis David in 2007 as a broker specialising in Property Owners Insurance. He has many years industry experience having worked previously for HFIS, AXA, Guardian and Legal & General.

Anthony is an Italophile – his favourite quote is from the Godfather movie – “Leave the gun. Take the Cannoli” – and one day he wants to drive through Italy in a Ferrari visiting every city.

<strong>Mark Lester</strong>
Mark LesterBroker
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.

<strong>Martin Crowe</strong>
Martin CroweBroker
Martin joined us in 2016 as a general broker.

Business Development

<strong>Nick Watson</strong> Cert CII
Nick Watson Cert CIIBusiness Development
Nick has been with the company since 2013 and is responsible for business development. During his distinguished insurance broking career one of the more unusual things he has been asked to arrange insurance for is a Whiskey collection that was worth more than the house it was kept in!

Nick enjoys working with the experienced team at Ellis David and when he’s not doing that he can be found cycling to and from the pub.

Appointed Representatives/Consultants

<strong>Stuart Runciman</strong> ACII
Stuart Runciman ACIIAppointed Representative
Stuart joined Ellis David in February 2016. Before he joined us he was working for Aviva to develop their “Distinct” product range for high-net worth individuals. Stuart is working on strategy, training and new business development.
<strong>Maimuna Dibba</strong> Cert CII
Maimuna Dibba Cert CIIAppointed Representative
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.

Our Support Team

<strong>Charlotte Smith</strong>
Charlotte SmithBroker Support
Charlotte joined Ellis David in January 2017 and her role involves liaising with clients, organising documentation and running daily checks to ensure all policies are renewed on time.

Charlotte likes the fact that Ellis David is a small company so it can focus on its clients more.

<strong>Wendy Lewington</strong>
Wendy LewingtonAccounts
Wendy joined Ellis David in May 2015 and her role involves liaising with clients and insurers to make sure all invoices and accounts are paid on time.