Meet The Team | Jensten Underwriting

Meet The Team

Together we achieve more

Alistair Hardie

Group Chief Executive

Alistair is the Group Chief Executive and leads the vision and strategy for Jensten, driving the business to achieve its goals. Alistair has spent 35 years in the insurance sector, with a wealth of experience in personal and commercial lines activities, from both the manufacturer and distributor perspective.

Rob Palmer

Director of Distribution, Jensten Group

Rob joined the Jensten Group in 2020 and has over 15 years’ experience in the insurance sector on both insurer and broker sides. Rob leads the distribution of Jensten products and its broker network, working closely with the Distribution and Underwriting Teams to develop the proposition for our partner brokers.

Jamie Lewis

Managing Director, Jensten Underwriting

Jamie joined Jensten in 2020 as Managing Director of Bespoke Underwriting. A Chartered Insurer with over 30 years of industry experience, Jamie sits on the professional standards committee of the CII and is an active schools’ speaker, promoting the insurance sector. Jamie enjoys spending time with his two children.

Tim Smith

Underwriting and Product Director

Tim is the Underwriting & Product Director for Jensten Underwriting. Tim has 35 years’ experience in the insurance sector, with a special focus on schemes and binding authorities, from both a manufacturer and distributor perspective.

Kevan Aubrey

Sales & Distribution Director

Kevan leads the Sales and Distribution Team, with responsibility for business development and broker distribution. He has vast experience in working with UK brokers across the general insurance sector. Kevan believes building better, stronger relationships with our brokers are paramount to success.

Steve Barnett

Head of Broker Development

Steve has a talent for developing strong working relationships with his brokers; built on trust, good communication and excellent service. Steve was previously Head of Acquisitions for a broking group, before joining us in 2009. Steve has a family of three, and still finds time to play football.

Emma van Vliet

Business Development Manager - Home Counties, East Midlands, East Anglia and Oxfordshire

Emma has been with Jensten since 2010, with experience in a range of underwriting, product and development roles. She is Cert CII qualified and has a wealth of Jensten Underwriting product knowledge. Emma enjoys spending time with family and friends and can often be found out on long dog walks.

Lyndsey King

Business Development Manager - South West, South Wales and Northern Ireland

Lyndsey joined us in 2022, having worked in senior roles in both wholesale and underwriting where she managed a large portfolio of brokers. Her enthusiasm, attention to detail and pro-active approach make her incredibly popular with our brokers, who benefit from a confident people person with a can-do attitude.

Rachel Collier

Business Development Manager - North West, North Wales and the Midlands

Rachel joined us in 2019. Having covered most of the area for the last eight years, she is well known to her panel of brokers. She prides herself in building strong relationships and her tenacity to provide the best possible service shines through in everything she does. Rachel enjoys entertaining friends and family.

Mike Stockhouse

Business Development Manager - North, North East and East of Scotland

Mike joined Jensten in 2020. His can-do attitude makes him the perfect person to help brokers handle the challenges they face. With over 35 years of experience in both broking and the B2B world, Mike prides himself on building strong relationships with brokers. Mike enjoys travel, cooking and is a big Arsenal fan.

Joanna Jackson

Business Development Manager - North & Scotland

Joanna has worked within the trading teams for both Jensten Underwriting and Jensten London Markets and prides herself on exceptional service and is on-hand to offer support and guidance to our brokers. Joanna enjoys travelling, going to the gym, and spending time with her two border collies.

Aaron Connelly

Business Development Manager - South, South-East and London

With over 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Aaron brings a vast understanding of how our brokers operate and bring value to their clients. Aaron enjoys building longstanding relationships and is always available to discuss strategy and growth plans. In his spare time Aaron enjoys spending time with family and friends and squeezes in a round of golf whenever possible.

Szymon Wloch

Business Development Executive - South

Szymon joined us in 2024 with eight years of General Insurance broking experience. He prides himself in being approachable, having strong communication skills and a broker focused attitude that enables him to foster lasting relationships. Outside of work he enjoys powerlifting, digital art design, and beach walks with his two adopted greyhounds.

Keeley Betts

Head of Trading, Digital & Schemes

Keeley is the Head of Trading for our Huntingdon office and has been with Jensten since 2006, with experience in a range of underwriting, product and trading roles. She is Dip CII qualified and has a wealth of Jensten Underwriting product knowledge.

Mike Stockhouse

Business Development Manager - North, North East and East of Scotland

Mike joined Jensten in 2020. His can-do attitude makes him the perfect person to help brokers handle the challenges they face. With over 35 years of experience in both broking and the B2B world, Mike prides himself on building strong relationships with brokers. Mike enjoys travel, cooking and is a big Arsenal fan.

Dean King

Business Development Manager for the South, South East and London

Dean has been with Jensten since 2021. He previously spent many years in broker development roles at both insurers and MGAs. Having worked with brokers across the South, Dean has many strong relationships built on service and integrity. He is a keen golfer, has two young children and loves motorsport.

Graham Whyatt

Head of Trading, Complex Commercial

Graham has over 35 years’ experience working in commercial broking and underwriting including running binding authorities and schemes. Graham believes that delivering high quality products with an efficient service and strong broker relationships is key to our ongoing success.

Alex Smith

Head of Trading Operations

Alex is the Operations Manager for our Huntingdon and Watnall offices. His focus is on ensuring that our teams work efficiently and effectively together to ensure our brokers enjoy outstanding client service. Away from work, Alex loves taking his dog on long walks, and playing golf whenever he gets the chance.

Dan Dart

Trading Manager

Dan joined Jensten in 2021, when the Group acquired Gresham Underwriting in Dartford. He is Head of Operations for the Bespoke Underwriting Division, overseeing processes, service and existing business functions in both areas. Dan likes to spend time with his family and coaching youth American football.

Mal Collins

Technical Manager, Existing Business

Mal has more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, handling commercial property, liability, property owners, and commercial motor risks. Mal has had various roles within insurers, brokers, and MGAs. She’s knowledgeable in open market, schemes, and delegated authority.

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