We have a team full of experienced industry professionals and importantly most of our people have worked as brokers for a significant portion of their career. This ensures we understand our members businesses and the challenges they face.

John Lincoln heads up the team and has over 40 years industry experience, he has spent over a decade running insurance broker networks. Roll over their images to find out more about any member of our team.

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John Lincoln


John ran his own retail brokerage which grew to £22m GWP before its sale. He then founded Cobra Network and Group PLC in 2003 and was responsible for driving the business until its sale in 2012 by which time the network was trading in excess of £400m GWP. John was then invited to form Compass in January 2013.

Mark Fisher

Managing Director CLM

Mark’s career spans 35 years and has been spent in a variety of sales management, senior operational and strategic roles. Before joining Compass, Mark spent 10 years with AIG as National Scheme and Affinity Development Manager. He also held the position of Regional Sales Manager covering the South East. Mark also held the position of Commercial Director at Keelan Westall.

Dave Truman

Key Account Director

Dave has 37 years insurance experience of which 7 years was in a senior role within Networks, 5 years broking with Deacon Insurance in Bournemouth and 25 years with insurers (7 of which as Regional manager with Lombard General Insurance).

Huw Williams

Finance Director

Huw has held a broad range of senior finance roles during his 15+ years experience in financial services.  Prior to joining Compass Huw spent 10 years at Jelf Group plc, initially as Group Financial Controller, then Regional Finance Director of Insurance and latterly as Finance Director of Employee Benefits and Financial Planning.  Huw is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Paul Montgomery

UK Broking Director

Paul's career spans 27 years in the Lloyd’s and London broking market. He has enjoyed broking and managerial roles throughout his career and spent 10 years at Cobra London Markets, first as Divisional Director then subsequently as Board Director before leaving to join Compass.

Scott Bennett

Sales Director - Networks

Scott has over 23 years experience in the insurance industry in a variety of senior sales and development roles.  Prior to joining Compass, Scott spent 8 years working in Towergate in a number of senior sales roles latterly as Sales Director for Broker Network.

Matthew Clatworthy

Key Account Director

Matt has acquired a wide range of expertise during his 20+ years experience in the Insurance Market, the majority of which have been in a senior capacity, including Lloyd’s and the London Markets, Broker Networks, MGA’s and General Insurance Broking.

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Neil Atkinson

Strategic Account Manager

Neil has over 33 years experience in the insurance industry. He has developed an extensive insurance knowledge through working in a variety of sales and development roles in the North of England and Scotland. Away from work he enjoys playing both golf and cricket as well as being a long standing season ticket holder at Manchester United.

Fintan Griffin

Strategic Account Manager

Fintan has experience of working for Insurers, Lloyds Syndicates, MGA’s and Networks, predominantly in Sales and Development roles. Fintan is the current President of The Insurance Institute of Manchester. Away from the day job Fintan plays football for a “Vets” team, Coaches his son’s Football Team and supports the Blue half of Manchester.

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Paul Wallace

Strategic Account Manager

Paul has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. He worked for RSA for 20 years and Travelers for 5 years, as well as working with Lloyds brokers in predominantly sales and development roles. Away from work, he has two sons who he supports in his and their love of football and swimming and he is an ardent Arsenal fan.

Simon Whitmarsh

Strategic Account Manager

Simon has 24 years within the insurance industry gaining skills in underwriting and account development whilst gaining a wide range of experience and skills to support the independent broker.


Steve Joy

Strategic Account Manager

Steve has 40 years experience with Aviva and MMA  before joining Compass to develop new members as well as facilitate growth for the existing network partners. A Fellow of the CII, Steve brings strong management experience to the Compass team.

Aaron Bunyan

Strategic Account Manager

Aaron has over 7 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He has developed an extensive insurance knowledge through working in a variety of sales and development roles in the South of England. Prior to joining Compass in November 2017 he worked for Zurich and Ageas in relationship management roles. Away from work Aaron is a keen golfer

Richard Gait

Financial Controller

Richard is a qualified management accountant with a financial services background.  Prior to joining Compass in February 2017, Richard worked at Charles Stanley Wealth Management, firstly as an analyst and then as a business partner within their finance team. 

James Ranson

Credit Control Manager

James has 20+ years experience in the Insurance market. First working  for Torch Motor Policies in Chelmsford he then joined R L Davisons in the city and was their IBA Manager for nearly 14 years.

Natalie Barker

Sales Support Executive

Natalie has 18 years experience in the insurance industry, originally working in a broker based role before becoming a Customer Services Manager. Since joining the network 4 and half years ago Natalie has worked closely with both Compass’ partners and members.

Theresa Sirr

Sales & Administration Assistant

Theresa has held various Administration /Underwriting Assistant positions for both Miller Insurance Services and Giles Insurance Brokers. Since joining Compass in September 2015, Theresa has been providing support to our Network members and the Sales team. Theresa also provides back up to the Lloyd’s & London Market broking team.

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Elizabeth Smith

Account's Administration

Elizabeth has worked in the insurance industry for 3 years.  She previously worked at Assicurazioni Generali for 2 years as an Administrator in their Scheme Underwriting team.  She joined the Compass team in November 2016 as a Receptionist and has since moved on to become an IBA Credit Controller.

Brooke Howard

Brooke Howard


Brooke is new to the world of insurance. She began working with us in July 2018 after she completed her business course at Havering Sixth Form College.

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