Meet some of our team

Pete Elford
Account Executive

I began my career at Lloyds TSB Insurance, where I specialised in personal lines policies, before moving to work for a high street broker where I was involved in every aspect of insurance, including sales, claims and customer service. When the opportunity arose to join the Deacon agent team, I didn’t hesitate to apply and was delighted when I was offered the job!

Jade McPartlan
Account Executive
Vicky Elliott
Senior Claims Negotiator

I have worked within the insurance industry since 2009 and moved to Deacon in 2012 as a Senior Claims Negotiator.  I enjoy supporting our customers with a step-by-step ‘beginning to end’ service, helping them negotiate the claims process and hopefully alleviating some stress.

Jules McGowan
Claims Negotiator
Julie Dempster
Team Leader

I have experience of retail and commercial insurance and have worked at Deacon since 2005. I spent the first four years as an Account Executive handling customers renewals and was promoted to Team Leader in 2008. I am now responsible for the day-to-day management of the team.

Dean Kressinger
Agents Team Leader

Throughout my career I have specialised in property and commercial insurance. I started work with HSBC Insurance Brokers, where I gained experience in sales and customer service looking after small businesses and property owners. I joined the Deacon key accounts team in 2010, supporting managing agents, freeholders and insurance brokers.

Chris Lowe
Senior Account Executive

I’ve always specialised in blocks of flats insurance, looking after residential management companies, freeholders and most recently managing agents. I joined Deacon in 2006, attracted by the company’s customer focus and career opportunities. In 2013 I was promoted to senior account executive and currently look after a selection of clients with large portfolios.

Chloe Emery
Account Administrator
Jamie Filkins
Renewal Account Executive
Clare English
Operations and Claims Administrator

I spent more than 20 years in Financial Services at JPMorgan before joining Deacon, initially supporting the in-house claims team. My role quickly developed into becoming a key contact for Appointed Representatives, performing quality assurance reviews and producing management information.  I enjoy working in a role which puts me in direct contact with clients so, if you’re an AR of Deacon’s, don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance!

Anna Garrett-James
Account Associate
Kayliegh Williams
Account Executive

Having worked in insurance for 14 years I have extensive knowledge of a wide range of commercial insurance products. I specialised in personal lines until 2010 before I became a Commercial Account Executive, assisting clients throughout the life of their policy, from inception to any mid-term adjustments and at renewal. I have been Cert CII qualified since 2010, and joined the agents team at Deacon in October 2018.