Direct sales team

James Collins
Managing Director

James joined Gallagher as Managing Director of Insure4Retirement in 2015 and was appointed Managing Director of Deacon in January 2018. Previously, James spent four years at Ageas as Sales & Customer Services Director responsible for the RIAS and Castle Cover brands.  Prior to his time at Ageas James spent 16 years in the retail telecommunications sector in a number of sales, service  and general management roles.

Karen Jones
Administration Assistant
Mark Savage
Client Service Manager

I joined Deacon in 2003 with the ambition of developing my career within the business. In 2010, I completed a Chartered Management Institute diploma to further advance my management skills and support the team to provide a first class service to our customers. I currently manage a team of 10, providing products and services to both new and existing customers.

Sophie Brooks
Senior Account Executive

I have worked in property insurance for more than for 13 years. I joined the business development team at Deacon in 2011 and currently look after residential management companies, freeholders and landlords. I am currently studying for Chartered Institute Insurance qualifications and look forward to developing my career with the company.

Barrie Scroggs
Account Executive
Jaime Crispim
Account Executive

I started my career in 2013 with another Arthur J. Gallagher company, Insure4Retirement, where I became a team leader. When the opportunity came to broaden my knowledge of commercial insurance and further develop my career in insurance, I joined Deacon in July 2016 supporting a selection of key accounts.