Our Team

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

Paul Adams

Chief Executive Officer


Telephone number

+44 (0)1376 316180


Email address



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.

David Walland

Chief Financial Officer


Telephone number

+44 (0)1376 316187


Email address



David joined Profile Underwriting in July 2020 following 15 years with Citynet Insurance Brokers Limited as Finance Director and then CFO. This followed spells with Talbot Underwriting and Guest Krieger Insurance Brokers.


Operating within the London Insurance Market since 1985 and CIMA qualified, David joined Profile Underwriting to help the company achieve its future growth strategy and to strengthen the board, its governance and culture.


Hobbies include family, music and most sports following the Hammers, Essex CCC, Detroit Lions and playing golf, darts and pool.

James Kerr

Commercial Underwriting Director


Telephone number

+44 (0)161 7910 132


Email address



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

Regional Development Underwriter


Telephone number

+44 (0)1376 316181


Email address



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)1376 316183


Email address



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.


David Hurrell, ACII

Development Underwriter


Telephone number

+44 (0)7950 441 953


Email address



Well known throughout the London Market, David’s 30 years' experience has earned him a reputation as a respected and consummate professional.


Having been both a broker and underwriter he has come to specialise in commercial property, liability and package underwriting. He has also been the go-to expert witness in a number of insurance legal disputes.


Interests include golf, tennis and when the opportunity arises, bodyboarding with the family.  


Cara Hunt

Commercial Underwriter


Telephone number

+44 (0)1376 316184


Email address



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

Commercial Underwriter


Telephone number

+44 (0)1376 316182


Email address



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)1376 316184


Email address



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.

Scott Haywood

Commercial Underwriter


Telephone number

+44 (0)161 7910 133


Email address



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 is currently working towards completing his Diploma in Insurance (CII) .


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


Karen Adams

Financial Controller


Telephone number

+44 (0)1376 316187


Email address



Karen started working in the insurance sector 35 years ago, she initially worked as a Motor Broker for Alexander Stenhouse and then had a change of direction working for Sun Alliance, International Risk Department providing admin back up and support to the Managing Director and his team as a Personal Assistant.


Taking a career break between 1999 and 2015 to raise 4 children, Karen volunteered and worked for the local Village Parish Council and was also Chair of the local High School’s PTA.


Karen returned to work assisting Paul in setting up Profile Underwriting and currently carries out financial duties along with admin requirements for the company.


Interests include taking and watching her children participate in sporting activities, going to the cinema and theatre, travelling and generally socialising with family and friends.

Louis Salmon

Assistant Underwriter


Telephone number

+44 (0)1376 316185


Email address



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.

Rory Baker

Trainee Assistant Underwriter


Telephone number

+44 (0)1376 316186


Email address



Rory joined Profile in August 2019, after completing his A Levels and is keen to start his career in the insurance industry and has made progress through his 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.

Finley Long

Trainee Assistant Underwriter


Telephone Number

+44 (0)1376 316185


Email address



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.  

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