Team

We are a team of specialist advisors who have worked for businesses and private clients around the world. Please see below for further information and contact details for our team members. Whatever your requirement, just contact us to see how we can help.

  • Chief Executive

    Martin Wright

    Chief Executive

    Martin Wright

    Martin Wright is an experienced insurance broking professional with multi class international client experience extending over 35 years. He has particular expertise is in retail corporate clients and their risk management…

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    Chief Executive

    Martin Wright

    Martin Wright is an experienced insurance broking professional with multi class international client experience extending over 35 years. He has particular expertise in retail corporate clients and their risk management and transfer programmes across all industry sectors and active involvement in self-retention and risk management global and local programmes.

    As an honours graduate from Exeter University in the UK and qualified to FCII level, Martin commenced his insurance career on the underwriting side before joining the Sedgwick (Marsh) Broking Group in London where he worked on multinational clients including major clients in North America and South East Asia and a two year secondment to a major chemical and pharmaceutical business. He continued his working career by heading up a Lloyd’s broker, engaged in multi class retail business, healthcare and private clients and completing a management buyout of the business. Following this he headed up the special risks division of a Lloyd’s Broker. With wide industry experience as both a market practitioner and C-suite executive, Martin heads up CKRe.

  • Managing Director

    Peter King

    Managing Director

    Peter King

    Peter commenced his career in 1967 where he was involved in non-marine insurance and reinsurance of all classes. Peter has a particular expertise in the reinsurance needs of emerging economies…

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    Managing Director

    Peter King

    Peter commenced his career in 1967 where he was involved in non-marine insurance and reinsurance of all classes. Peter has a particular expertise in the reinsurance needs of emerging economies especially Africa where he has been active for nearly 50 years.

    Peter spent his formative years in insurance working on non-marine risks of all types, both direct and reinsurance, encompassing binders, facultative obligatory covers and facultative reinsurance. His love affair with Africa started at this time and he has remained actively involved in all aspects of African insurance and reinsurance matters covering facultative and treaty contract design.  Peter has travelled widely spending his early years in West Africa as well as in Tehran, Iran. Peter has lectured extensively at African Conferences.

  • Private Clients

    Tom Montgomery

    Private Clients

    Tom Montgomery

    Tom has worked in the private clients market for the past 15 years. After attaining a degree in marine law, he initially worked for a Marine P&I club before moving to a Lloyd’s of London…

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    Private Clients

    Tom Montgomery

    Tom has worked in the private clients market for the past 15 years. After attaining a degree in marine law, he initially worked for a Marine P&I club before moving to a Lloyd’s of London syndicate. Tom has established a substantial network of High Net Worth Individuals (clients above $1bn net worth) and has brokered the largest super yachts, private jets, fine art portfolios and international property.

    Tom is a Director of the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge, a published super yacht journalist and a keen yachtsman, having represented his country on numerous occasions.

  • Power, Energy & Renewables

    David Keen

    Power, Energy & Renewables

    David Keen

    David has over thirty years of in-depth experience in the energy insurance broking sector in London, where he has handled and managed every facet of the business, both for the upstream and downstream energy industries…

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    Power, Energy & Renewables

    David Keen

    David has over thirty years of in-depth experience in the energy insurance broking sector in London, where he has handled and managed every facet of the business, both for the upstream and downstream energy industries, whether operational or in the construction phase.

    David’s clients range from the multinational industry giants, national oil companies to smaller independent field developers. David brings his own highly focused attention to detail to CKRe and strong business production initiative. Never afraid to think outside the box, in recent years David has helped to develop an innovative insurance and risk transfer solution for geothermal power development projects.

  • Technical Broking Manager Energy, Renewables & Power

    John Stuckey

    Technical Broking Manager Energy, Renewables & Power

    John Stuckey

    John has over 35 years of experience in the energy insurance broking sector in London, which involves both onshore and offshore risks including the Construction and Operational phases of each. John has also extensive experience in all aspects…

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    Technical Broking Manager Energy, Renewables & Power

    John Stuckey

    John has over 35 years of experience in the energy insurance broking sector in London, which involves both onshore and offshore risks including the Construction and Operational phases of each. John has also extensive experience in all aspects of Renewable Energy Insurance arrangements, covering both on and offshore Wind, Solar and Biomass risks.

    Throughout his career, John has dealt with risks located in many different parts of the world and has dealt with any local requirements when necessary. John has successfully managed additional Insurance requirements initiated by lenders and prides himself on putting the client first in all respects.

     

  • Divisional Director - International

    Matt England Lee

    Divisional Director - International

    Matt England Lee

    Matt has over 10 years experience in the reinsurance industry and initially worked for an independent South African broker working on multiple lines of business, most notably in commercial property and private yachts in the retail sector.  Upon moving back to the UK, Matt work with a Lloyd’s of London syndicate…

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    Divisional Director - International

    Matt England Lee

    Matt has over 10 years experience in the reinsurance industry and initially worked for an independent South African broker working on multiple lines of business, most notably in commercial property and private yachts in the retail sector.  Upon moving back to the UK, Matt work with a Lloyd’s of London syndicate where he specialised in property facultative before then moving onto become a London market property treaty underwriter.

    He joins us from an emerging markets focused reinsurance broker where he travelled extensively to all regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, developing and placing business into international markets.

     

  • Director of Aviation

    Martin Smith

    Director of Aviation

    Martin Smith

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    Director of Aviation

    Martin Smith

  • Head of Aviation Broking

    Andrew Smithson

    Head of Aviation Broking

    Andrew Smithson

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    Head of Aviation Broking

    Andrew Smithson

  • Financial Institutions

    Vladimir Shipov

    Financial Institutions

    Vladimir Shipov

    Vladimir is a renowned expert in the political and credit risk insurance market with many years of experience on the client, underwriting and broking side of this highly specialised class of insurance. He holds ACII…

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    Financial Institutions

    Vladimir Shipov

    Vladimir is a renowned expert in the political and credit risk insurance market with many years of experience on the client, underwriting and broking side of this highly specialised class of insurance. He holds ACII, PhD and MSc degrees.

    Having in-depth working experience of all aspects of political and credit insurance, Vladimir has an extensive understanding of the needs of clients and knows how to get the best possible terms for their coverage from our panel of underwriters. This knowledge and experience places us into an ideal position to source coverage on clients’ behalf. Vladimir is a fluent speaker of English, Russian, German, Dutch and is conversant in French.

  • Managing Director Marine & Special Risks

    Stephen Marriner

    Managing Director Marine & Special Risks

    Stephen Marriner

    Stephen has been in the Lloyd’s broking arena for more than 40 years. He has specialised in Marine production in Hull, Cargo, Specie and P&I and Financial Risk development…

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    Managing Director Marine & Special Risks

    Stephen Marriner

    Stephen has been in the Lloyd’s broking arena for more than 40 years. He has specialised in Marine production in Hull, Cargo, Specie and P&I and Financial Risk development and placement for European, Middle East and Asian clients. Ports and Terminal Operation Packages are another speciality.

    The most recent development for Stephen has been his focus on scheme business in the Personal Accident field whilst also leading a market move towards wider Financial Risk underwriting for capital investment clients. Stephen has also developed a close marketing link with international Bond underwriters who can adapt their products to the requirements of clients.

  • Marine & Special Risks Manager

    Fiona Ross

    Marine & Special Risks Manager

    Fiona Ross

    Fiona has been in the Marine Industry for 28 years providing technical support in all areas of this specialised market.

    For the past 10 years she has supported Stephen Marriner in a managerial role and extended her experience to include all aspects of the Marine Industry, Korean Property Risks, PA and Terrorism.

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    Marine & Special Risks Manager

    Fiona Ross

    Fiona has been in the Marine Industry for 28 years providing technical support in all areas of this specialised market.

    For the past 10 years she has supported Stephen Marriner in a managerial role and extended her experience to include all aspects of the Marine Industry, Korean Property Risks, PA and Terrorism.

  • Consultant

    Shaun Shonchhatra

    Consultant

    Shaun Shonchhatra

    Shaun has worked in the Lloyd’s broking industry for over thirty years specialising in Marine insurance based in London, where he has handled all Marine products…

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    Consultant

    Shaun Shonchhatra

    Shaun has worked in the Lloyd’s broking industry for over thirty years specialising in Marine insurance based in London, where he has handled all Marine products including Marine Hull, Increased Value, War Risks, Builder’s Risks, K&R, P&I, FD&D, Port packages and Cargo insurance.

    Shaun’s client base is from the Asian region particularly India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. His clients range from multinational shipping companies, freight forwarders, insurance brokers and local insurance companies. Shaun places his business in Lloyd’s and with European, Asian and P&I insurers.

  • Director of Treaty

    Peter Shaw

    Director of Treaty

    Peter Shaw

    Peter has been in the Reinsurance Industry spanning 40 years, specialising in the Treaty Reinsurance arena.  Peter has gained valuable experience in the wider Reinsurance sector in

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    Director of Treaty

    Peter Shaw

    Peter has been in the Reinsurance Industry spanning 40 years, specialising in the Treaty Reinsurance arena.

    Peter has gained valuable experience in the wider Reinsurance sector in both Life and Non-Life Treaties, Binders, Facilities and Facultative covers, covering a wide range of classes emanating from all parts of the world through from Asia, Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the USA. More latterly Peter has further expanded his knowledge and experience whilst also handling MGA / Binder business from the Direct Insurance marketplace.

  • Broking & Claims Manager

    Daren Griffin

    Broking & Claims Manager

    Daren Griffin

    Daren has spent the last 25 years gaining a particular expertise in the handling and management of property, construction and renewable energy placing…

     

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    Broking & Claims Manager

    Daren Griffin

    Daren has spent the last 25 years gaining a particular expertise in the handling and management of property, construction and renewable energy placing (and associated liabilities) in the London market 

    Daren has established a strong profile within the London market, as well as with numerous overseas markets, for a dedicated and professional approach to the efficient and appropriate management of complex placing and claims issues.

    Daren has developed excellent contacts within all sectors of the market, which have assisted his pro-active service of diverse situations.

  • Finance & Compliance Director

    Amit Shah

    Finance & Compliance Director

    Amit Shah

    Amit has over 15 years’ experience working in finance and compliance, predominantly in the insurance industry in which he has worked for nearly a decade. Amit’s prior experience includes working in the…

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    Finance & Compliance Director

    Amit Shah

    Amit has over 15 years’ experience working in finance and compliance, predominantly in the insurance industry in which he has worked for nearly a decade. Amit’s prior experience includes working in the accountancy, energy and private equity sectors.

    Amit is a fully qualified Certified Accountant (FCCA) and holds a Master’s degree. Amit has extensive experience in managing the finance and compliance functions across a wide range of insurance brokerage specialisms including healthcare, energy, financial institutions, credit risk and private clients which complements his detailed knowledge of the wider general insurance sector.

     

  • Country Manager, Equatorial Guinea

    Letycia Roku

    Country Manager, Equatorial Guinea

    Letycia Roku

    Letycia is the Country Manager in our Equatorial Guinea office.

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    Country Manager, Equatorial Guinea

    Letycia Roku

    Letycia is the Country Manager in our Equatorial Guinea office.

  • Office Manager, Equatorial Guinea

    Okomo Medja Mba-Madja

    Office Manager, Equatorial Guinea

    Okomo Medja Mba-Madja

    Okomo is the Office Manager in our Equatorial Guinea office.

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    Office Manager, Equatorial Guinea

    Okomo Medja Mba-Madja

    Okomo is the Office Manager in our Equatorial Guinea office.

  • Sales Manager, Equatorial Guinea

    Esperanza Madiba Vidal

    Sales Manager, Equatorial Guinea

    Esperanza Madiba Vidal

    Esperanza is the Sales Manager in our Equatorial Guinea office.

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    Sales Manager, Equatorial Guinea

    Esperanza Madiba Vidal

    Esperanza is the Sales Manager in our Equatorial Guinea office.