Russell A. Lane

Chief Executive Officer

Russell is a Board Director and the founder of Brunel. He is responsible for the overseeing of all the Company’s operations.

Matt Harlin ACII

Managing Director

Matt is a Board Director of Brunel Insurance Brokers. He joined the group in December 2017 to create the corporate division. He is responsible for leading the team and the wider strategy, and maintaining key client and insurer relationships.

Chris Ladkin ACII


Chris is a key part of the management team, having been a board director of various other insurance brokers over the last 30 years. He is responsible for advising the board and looking after key clients.

Siobhan Moore

Director - Group Finance

Siobhan heads up our Accounts Team and is responsible for all functions of our accounting department, from collecting and paying Insurer money to the management of accounts.

Mark Baggelaar


With 30 years’ broking experience Mark is based in our Bristol office and is our senior commercial insurance advisor to both new and existing clients.

Dave Brown Cert CII


Dave heads up our Bovey Tracey and Weston offices, while also looking after many key clients in Bovey Tracey and the surrounding areas. With 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Dave ensures his clients receive service and advice beyond their expectations.

Ben Davis

Director - Marine

With 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Ben is responsible for heading up the marine side of the business, looking after our various marine trade commercial clients. Based in our Bristol office, his other areas of expertise include property owner’s insurance and general commercial including hospitality risks.

David Curry ACII

Director - Broking and Servicing

David has over 25 years’ industry experience. He is responsible for providing exceptional advice and service to corporate companies. David’s technical knowledge and experience of businesses both in the UK and internationally delivers confidence to our larger corporate clients.

Roy Evans


Based in our Coventry office Roy manages corporate client relationships in the Midlands. With 50 years' worth of experience, Roy is a key member of the senior management team, supporting the growth of the business.

Linda Cronin Cert CII

Associate Director

Linda joined Brunel in 2020 to support the opening of our Stockton office. With over 14 years' insurance experience, Linda manages our Stockton team while also looking after existing and new clients in the North and Scotland.

John Clark Cert CII

Associate Director

John holds 18 years’ experience in the industry. Since joining Brunel in 2015 he has become the lead of our Renewals team as well as handling his own book of business. John is additionally involved in the recruitment and training of new Brunel team members.

Ben Savage Cert CII

Associate Director

Ben brings 20 years' insurance experience to his role, where he looks after a large client base of new and existing business while also handling renewals, mid-term adjustments and claims smoothly and efficiently.

Oliver James Cert CII

Associate Director

Oli joined Brunel in 2017 and has been working in insurance for over 10 years. Oli oversees all of the Group's business development executives and also works on MI reporting, data management and campaign planning.

Duncan Hockley Dip CII

Associate Director – Claims & Technical

Duncan has worked in a claims environment within the insurance industry for 35 years handling a variety of types of claim for a broad cross-section of businesses both in the UK and internationally.

Hazel Postma DipDM

Associate Director - Head of Marketing

Hazel heads up our marketing department and is committed to supporting the growth of the Company. Based in our Bristol office, she oversees the marketing, events and PR across the Group.

Steve May Cert CII

Head of Markets

Steve has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Steve joined Brunel Insurance Brokers to manage provider relationships, advance our broking strategy and develop exclusive products. His focus is on delivering value to our clients.

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