Our Team

Profile Underwriting consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced employees.  Allow us to introduce them to you:

Paul Adams

Managing Director

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)7944 633849

 

Email address

paul@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

With over 25 years of underwriting experience within the London market, Paul has held senior Underwriting and Leadership positions within large Corporates, Lloyd’s syndicates and MGAs.

 

Paul established Profile Underwriting in 2015. The aim to deliver a specialised Underwriting proposition to brokers combined with a superior service.

 

Outside of insurance Paul likes to play golf, follow his football team Arsenal and socialise with family and friends.

James Kerr

Commercial Underwriting Director

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)161 457 7061

 

Email address

james@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

James joined the Profile team in June 2017 launching the Manchester office and extending Profile’s reach into the regions. James brings over ten years of broking experience to the fold and understands the challenges and tough trading environment brokers face today. James thrives on delivering reliable, unparalleled service and partnering with brokers to equip them with all the tools they need to drive growth.

 

Away from the world of insurance, James runs for the hills! A keen outdoor adventure seeker, most weekends are spent enjoying the Peaks, Lakes and North Wales.

Jeremy Cameron

Commercial Underwriting Director

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)20 8076 8615

 

Email address

jeremy@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

With 15 years insurance experience Jeremy cut his teeth as a DUA broker and underwriter for large property portfolios, before spending almost 10 years as a respected broker in the specialist high risk contractor’s liability space.  Building on his extensive knowledge of industries and processes, in recent times he has worked as an account executive with a London Market broker and MGA.

 

Cert CII qualified and with a business management degree from the University of Essex, Jeremy returned full circle back to his passion of underwriting and development, joining the Profile team in July 2018.  In between underwriting property and casualty risks, Jeremy nurtures broker relationships and develops new agencies with select partners.

Catherine Bannister

Commercial Underwriting Manager

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)20 8143 3343

 

Email address

catherine@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Joining Profile Underwriting in March 2019 with over 30 years of experience within the Insurance Company Market, including 14 years at Aviva writing Commercial Property Business and recently 8 years at MS Amlin within the Casualty Team.

 

Catherine has a strong focus on broker and client relationships together with providing an excellent customer service and experience and recently obtained her IOSH Managing Safely professional qualification.

 

Outside insurance she enjoys gardening, travel, theatre and using her National Trust and English Heritage memberships.

Nick Burgess

Commercial Underwriter

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)161 457 7127

 

Email address

nick@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Nick joined Profile Underwriting in January 2022 with over 23 years insurance experience in the Manchester market. This included lengthy stints at RSA, Groupama, Ageas, Fusion and Arch.

 

Nick loves all things sport including boxing, golf, NFL and being a miserable Newcastle United fan. Away from sport, Nick enjoys socialising with friends and trying to keep on the good side of his teenage daughter!

Cara Hunt

Commercial Underwriter

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)208 143 3202

 

Email address

cara@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

With over 15 years of experience within the Insurance industry, including 12 years at Pen Underwriting as a Liability Underwriter for high risk trades.

 

Cara strives on building strong broker relationships together with providing excellent customer service and support with her experience in the insurance market.

 

Outside the Insurance world Cara enjoys spending time with her family and is part of a netball team. 

 

Cara joined Profile Underwriting in April 2018 as a Commercial Underwriter.

Rebecca Parker

Senior Commercial Underwriter

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)20 8054 9318

 

Email address

rebecca@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Rebecca has been underwriting for 8 years and worked within the insurance industry for 20 years - recently within Lloyd’s and London Market as an Underwriter, Broker and Account Handler and therefore has a very good understanding of the challenges that all roles face.

 

Cert CII qualified and committed to supporting and building relationships with our brokers to achieve a positive result for all, she continues to enjoy all aspects of her career and meeting new people.

 

Outside Insurance Rebecca enjoys a glass of prosecco, ideally whilst travelling.

 

Rebecca joined Profile Underwriting in July 2019.

Amie Howard

Commercial Underwriter

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)20 8143 3250

 

Email address

amie@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Amie has operated in the insurance industry for over 11 years, gaining experience underwriting liability at MS Amlin, initially as an underwriting assistant and ultimately progressing to team leader.

 

A strong background in underwriting support teams has afforded Amie an invaluable understanding of brokers’ needs, and importantly what is required from underwriters in order to deliver a high standard of service and experience to the client.

 

Outside the insurance world Amie’s interests include spending time with her family and friends, running and walking her dog.

Steve Goddard

Commercial Underwriter

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)20 8076 8940

 

Email address

steve@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Steve joined Profile in April 2022 having worked within the London Insurance Market for 20 years for various major Lloyd’s Brokers, where he held authority under Property binders.

 

His experience gives him a solid understanding of the pressures agents face day-to-day; he will be looking to use this insight to develop new and existing relationships, with a focus on delivering excellent service and support.

 

In his spare time Steve plays football for his local team, Leigh Town F.C., supports Arsenal, and is an avid gamer.

Scott Haywood, DIP CII

Development Underwriter

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)7464 943679

 

Email address

scott@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Scott joined Profile Underwriting in July 2018 with 4 years of experience within the Insurance Company Market, having started his career at NFU Mutual as an Insurance Sales Adviser dealing with personal insurance products.

 

With a focus on building and maintaining strong and successful broker and client relationships, Scott has recently achieved his Diploma in Insurance (CII) .

 

Outside of insurance Scott enjoys going to the theatre, the gym and supporting Manchester United.

Jacqui Adams

Financial Controller

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)20 8075 3448

 

Email address

jacqui@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Jacqui joined Profile Underwriting in January 2022 with over 26 years insurance experience in finance roles. Jacqui started her career at RSA before taking a short break to fulfil her dream of setting up and running her own sandwich shop business returning to the insurance industry in 2011 with spells at LV and then Citynet Insurance Brokers. Jacqui is currently studying to become a fully qualified accountant.

 

Outside of work, Jacqui enjoys winding down with a glass of Prosecco and catching up with friends and family.  

Adam Whitbread

Credit Controller

 

Telephone Number

+44 (0)20 8075 3448

 

Email address

adamw@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Adam started his insurance career in 2013 as an apprentice and quickly progressed to supervisory role, gaining diplomas in both customer service and management. He then went on to expand his technical knowledge handling commercial claims for Gallagher Bassett. Most recently he spent 3 years at QBE where he further developed his skills within credit control, forging strong relationships with brokers nationwide and in the London Market.   Adam is excited for the journey at Profile ahead and looks forward to building his career as a Credit Controller and progressing with CII qualifications.

 

Outside work he passionately follows Arsenal, likes to travel, enjoys long walks with his dog and socialising with friends and family.

Bryony Allen

Commercial Underwriting Technician

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)20 8143 3335

 

Email address

bryony@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Having started her insurance journey in 2007 as a support technician with Highway Insurance (LV) Bryony developed her skills in the personal lines space.  This progressed to various technical roles including training new teams and new starters.  With a thirst for knowledge and eye for detail she ultimately progressed to Assistant Technical Underwriter.   Bryony has completed her Cert. CII qualification.

 

After a short career break, in which she raised her daughter, Bryony joined Profile in January 2023, and is eager to learn, develop and apply her skills into commercial insurance. 

 

During her spare time, she loves being with her family making memories and has recently taken up pole fitness.

Louis Salmon

Assistant Underwriter

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)20 8143 3378

 

Email address

louis@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

After finishing his A Levels in August 2018, Louis joined the Profile team. He has completed his Certificate in Insurance (Cert CII) and has the Diploma in his sights next.

 

Louis hopes to build a good relationship with contacts within the industry in order to help him develop his career.

 

In his spare time he likes to go to music festivals and following his local football team Braintree Town FC.

Mel Harris

Assistant Underwriter

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)161 457 7126

 

Email address

mel@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Having graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2018 with a first-class degree in English Literature, and initially working at AQA as a team coordinator, Mel made the leap to the insurance industry, having spent the last two years as a renewal administrator with Hiscox.

 

With the opportunity to build new business skills, develop relationships, contribute to the growth of the business, and complete the Cert CII qualification, Mel is excited for her new role as a Profile Assistant Underwriter.

 

When not working Mel likes to stay active, with hobbies including spending time in nature, such as walking/hiking, attempting to complete the Great Munro Challenge, and is proud to have recently scaled Ben Nevis!

Rory Baker

Assistant Underwriter

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)20 8076 3602

 

Email address

rory@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Rory joined Profile in August 2019, after completing his A Levels. He is keen to start his career in the insurance industry and has completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship and the Certificate in Insurance (CII).

 

Before joining Profile, Rory had completed work experience on a few occasions including with a Lloyd’s syndicate in the City.

 

Outside of work Rory enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is also a passionate follower of the NFL and supports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Josie Brannagan

Assistant Underwriter

 

Telephone number

+44 (0)161 791 0132

 

Email address

josie@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Josie joined Profile in July 2023 as an Underwriting Assistant in the Manchester Office and is currently working towards completing her Certificate in Insurance.

 

Josie is excited for her career in New Business, developing her skills, building solid relationships and helping contribute to the growth of the business.

 

During her free time Josie enjoys travelling, keeping active in the gym and during the winter months is a passionate snowboarder.

Luke Smith

Assistant Underwriter

 

Telephone Number

+44 (0)20 8143 3185

 

Email address

luke@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Having graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2023 with a degree in Geography, Luke joined the Profile team.  He is excited to begin his journey in the insurance industry and is looking forward to progressing with the Certificate in Insurance.

 

Luke is hoping to build strong network within the industry that contribute to business growth and learning new skills.

 

Outside of work, Luke enjoys football refereeing, going to music festivals and spending time with friends and family.

Brad Bull

Assistant Underwriter

 

Telephone Number

+44 (0)20 8143 3400

 

Email address

bradley@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Having graduated from the University of Essex with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, Brad joined the profile team in November 2023.  He is looking forward to gaining knowledge in all aspects of the Profile Underwriting business, and a long and successful career in the insurance industry.

 

Outside work, Brad enjoys supporting Arsenal, playing football and going to the gym.

Finley Long

Trainee Assistant Underwriter

 

Telephone Number

+44 (0)20 8143 3341

 

Email address

finley@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Finley joined Profile in July 2021 as a Trainee Assistant Underwriter after completing his level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity and is looking forwards to progressing with the Certificate in Insurance (CII).

 

Outside work Finley enjoys going to the gym, playing football and is a passionate follower of West Ham United F.C.   

Isabelle Devonshire

Trainee Assistant Underwriter

 

Telephone Number

+44 (0)20 8143 3269

 

Email address

isabelle@profileunderwriting.co.uk

 

Isabelle joined Profile in September 2022 as a Trainee Assistant Underwriter after completing her A Levels and is keen to progress with the Certificate in Insurance (CII).

 

Before joining Profile, Isabelle completed work experience with the NFU Mutual.

 

Outside of work Isabelle enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family and supporting Spurs.  

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