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Who we are

Meet the dedicated, dynamic team behind Classic Insurance Services.

At Classic Insurance Services, we provide specialist insurance cover for private collections and motor trade. Our customers trust us to protect their rarest and most valuable vehicles and collections. We know the market inside-out, so we can tailor our policies to offer exactly what specialist car traders and collectors need.

Our expert team, and client managers, know their customers by name and provide flexible, personalised cover that can be adapted to meet your specific needs.

Classic Insurance Services has a team steeped in many years of experience in classic motor insurance and has developed a market-leading range of policies for brokers and collectors.

Over time we’ve gone from strength to strength. Our team has got even stronger and because our staff rarely move on, we keep the knowledge we build.

And throughout, we’ve provided cover for the world’s rarest and most prestigious vehicles.

Carole Pearson

Head of Classic Insurance Services

Carole Pearson

Head of Classic Insurance Services

Carole Pearson joined John Scott & Partners in 1981 and initially looked after clients with Classic Cars and Vintage/Veteran vehicles before she moved on to head up the High Value Home Insurance unit.

When JS&P were acquired by Aon in 1995, Carole was responsible for the Private Client Division, which grew further with the acquisition of Bain Clarkson in 2007.  As Head of the Private Client Division, Carole managed approximately 200 staff across seven regional offices.

Carole then became the cover holder and underwriter on behalf of insurers for all the specialists – Home, Fine Art and Country Homes & Estate products – in what was now the largest High Net Worth broker in the UK.

Carole left Aon in February 2012 and joined Classic Insurance Services in March to launch the High Value Private Client unit which offers a tailored specialist solution for Home and Motor that meets the individual lifestyle needs of our clients.  Carole recognises that a one size fits all approach to insurance is frequently inappropriate and she will take the time to understand the individual clients requirements before arranging the appropriate cover.

Roger Clark

Motor Trade Sales Manager (South)

Roger Clark

Motor Trade Sales Manager (South)

Roger started his working life in 1993 with a high street broker dealing with motor, household and travel insurance. He joined Rod Mitchell’s team at Aon in 2001 as part of the specialist team looking after small individual collectors before moving in 2002 to the motor trade team to look after approximately 200 classic motor traders and high net worth private collectors.

In 2007 Roger took on responsibility for new business in the specialist motor trade team, placing cover for a variety of collectors, motor traders and motor sport teams.

In 2010 Roger made the difficult decision to leave and he spent the next 12 months working for a national broker arranging policies for the general motor trade industry. Roger then reunited with his Classic Insurance Services colleagues in 2011. He is a motoring enthusiast and a keen motorcyclist.

Andrew Agoston-Jones

Motor Trade Sales Manager (North)

Andrew Agoston-Jones

Motor Trade Sales Manager (North)

Andrew has a long history of Commercial Motor Insurance, starting with RAC Fleet Breakdown Policies in 2004, then joining Bollington Insurance in 2013 where he worked in the Motor Trade Road Risks team.  In 2017 he became manager of the Motor Trade Combined team, before joining Classic Insurance Services in September 2021.

Outside of work Andrew enjoys watching Formula One, gaming, attempting to play Golf, cooking and playing five-a-side football.

His dream classic car is a bright red Lamborghini Countach.

Simon Webb

Private Client Sales Manager

Simon Webb

Private Client Sales Manager

Simon’s love of classic and performance cars started at a very early age. It was an interest that grew into a lifelong passion that followed him through a varied, customer focused career.

Simon started his career running his family’s chauffeur company for eight years before progressing into a range of sales and managerial positions. Throughout, Simon’s heart has always been within the automotive industry.

Spending his spare time researching classic and performance vehicles and monitoring values and trends, Simon decided to pursue a career in the classic car field. He set up a restoration business specialising in purchasing, restoring and selling air-cooled Porsche 911s.

An opportunity to combine his passion for customer service and his love of all things automotive led Simon to his role at Classic Insurance Services.

A true Porsche fan, his fantasy garage would include a 1973 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight a 2011 GT3 RS 4.0 and a 1980 930 Turbo.

Tammy Hickey

Motor Trade Team Manager

Tammy started her working life in 1998 working for a high street broker dealing with Motor, Household and Travel insurance.

She joined Aon in 2001 as part of the specialist team looking after small, individual collectors before moving in 2002 to the Motor Trade team to look after approximately 200 motor traders and High Net Worth private collectors.

In 2007 Tammy left Aon to join classic car broker Aston Scott, but has  returned to join the old team at Classic Insurance Services in February 2014.

Vicky Packham

Private Client Team Manager

Vicky Packham

Private Client Team Manager

Vicky has been working in the insurance industry since 2009, starting her career with a high-street broker specialising in non-standard and specialist household insurance.

She moved onto Aon to join their Private Client division where she was a high net worth Client Manager looking after motor and household insurance for a book of 400 clients.

In 2015 Vicky joined us here at Classic Insurance Services as a Client Manager and was promoted to Team Manager in March 2019. Vicky is a lover of country music, American football, and travelling.

Hayley Feltham

Motor Trade Client Manager

Hayley Feltham

Motor Trade Client Manager

Hayley started her insurance career in 1997 working for Legal & General within the personal insurance division. She joined Aon 5 years later, where she gained her experience in dealing with Private Clients and their needs for high-value homes, performance vehicles and classic cars. Hayley has also dealt with some of the UK’s largest commercial property owners advising on insurance for multi-million pound portfolios.

After 4 years within the Private Clients team, Hayley transferred to Motor Trade and is looking forward to building great relationships with her new clients.

Outside of work Hayley is kept busy by her 2 daughters. When she can rest, it’s conversation and a bottle of red wine with her husband to help her relax.

Lea Davies

Motor Trade Client Manager

Lea started working in Motor Trade Insurance in 2009 for a Motor Trade brokerage looking after their road risk clients. After 7 years she decided to migrate over to claims management, initially for theft and damage of mobile phones & small gadgets then moving on to Employer Income Protection claims management.

After 3 years in claims, she has returned to Motor Trade and look forward to working in the classic vehicle sector and working with my own book of clients.

After raising her two children and recently waving them off to University and College, Lea is really looking forward to spending more time getting out and about. She especially enjoys a long walk in the countryside, climbing up a decent hill and on the occasional mountain.

Matthew Doran

Motor Trade Client Manager

Matthew Doran

Motor Trade Client Manager

Matthew started his insurance career in 2001 with a high street broker first dealing with private motor insurance before running the household department and eventually becoming assistant office manager. He then spent a year from 2003 – 2004 as a partner running his own franchise insurance broker before joining Aon in 2004 initially as part of the specialist team looking after small individual collectors.

Moving into a relationship management role, Matthew looked after high-profile / high-net worth private motor policies before moving in 2006 to the motor trade team to look after approximately 200 classic motor traders and high net worth private collectors.

In 2008 Matthew joined CIS running the new business team in the specialist motor trade area, placing cover for a variety of collectors, motor traders and motor sport teams.

Moving from the classic motor trade world in 2010 Matthew spent the next 6 years working for one of the world’s largest brokers running the new business department for the dedicated motor trade division arranging policies for the general motor trade industry.

Matthew has now reunited with his Classic Insurance Services colleagues after making the decision to leave the corporate multinational world and is looking forward to getting back to building relationships with clients again.

As a WIKF Karate instructor Matthew teaches children from 4 – 16 twice a week and is a keen golfer and fly fisherman.

Leigh Campbell

Motor Trade Client Manager

Leigh Campbell

Motor Trade Client Manager

Leigh has worked within the insurance industry since 2010 and is Certificate CII qualified.

Before joining Classic Insurance Services in July 2019, Leigh served as an Assistant Market Underwriter at Zurich Municipal in Farnborough, Hampshire looking after Public Sector clients and dealing within Commercial Package insurance products Material Damage – Property, Business Interruption, Liability (Public and Employers), Motor, Engineering, Personal Accident, Computer, Directors and Officers, Trustees Indemnity, Professional Indemnity, and Libel and Slander. The sectors dealt within at Zurich Municipal are Local Authority, Housing, Health, Universities, Schools, Charities and Social Organisations.

After 8 and a half years with Zurich Municipal, Leigh then moved to PIUA in Petersfield, Hampshire Property Initiative Underwriting Agency (PIUA) as a Property Owners Account Manager dealing with Property Owners Insurance and Liability. He was responsible for servicing Private and Commercial property insurance servicing Brokers in a timely fashion.

He joined Classic Insurance Services in our Private Clients team in July 2019. Credited with managing his own portfolio/ book of high-net-worth Private Clients, he brought  a wide breadth of experience during his tenure and provides service which helped maintain and grow the business.

Leigh is inspiring and has now recently taken up the challenge of building up his experience, skill set and knowledge further by moving across into the Motor Trade team in October 2021. He will be responsible for servicing his own portfolio/ book of motor trade clients, where he will be instrumental in growing relationships and revenues as part of a larger team of client managers.

Leigh is also currently acting as one of the First Aiders at Classic Insurance Services having obtained his certificate by completing the St Johns Ambulance assessment.

He is an avid Arsenal FC fan and in his spare time he is a Level 1 – Football Coach for his local U10 football team enabling collaboration and driving includability to all young individuals.

Pippa Wheatley

Assistant Client Manager Motor Trade

Pippa Wheatley

Assistant Client Manager Motor Trade

Pippa started working in the insurance industry not long after leaving school,  at John Scott & Partners who were later acquired by Aon. Working initially on the classic car team, she then moved onto dealing with the large collectors and Motor Traders and even a brief spell on the household team.

In 2005 she took a break to have her family but returned to work part-time at a small local insurance broker for a number of years until she was reunited with all my Aon colleagues at Classic Insurance Services in 2016.

Pippa enjoys spending time with her family, walking her rescue dogs and when she gets the chance to relax with a book and cup of tea or a good movie and a G&T.

Tony Oakley

Motor Trade Client Manager

Tony has worked in the insurance business since 1994, spending the first years of his career with two high street brokers. He joined Aon in 2001 as part of a small team looking after small individual collectors before moving on, in 2005, to look after approximately 200 large collectors and motor traders.

Tony then moved to a small independent broker in Reigate, dealing with standard motor as well as mid to high net worth home insurance, and a number of motor trade accounts.

In April 2011, Tony teamed up with his former colleague Rod Mitchell, to create Classic Insurance Services.

Tony is an avid Portsmouth FC, darts and cricket fan, and in motoring terms he is a fan of Porsches.

Charlie Mawson

Motor Trade Client Manager

Charlie Mawson

Motor Trade Client Manager

Ryan Matthysen

Motor Trade Client Manager

Ryan Matthysen

Motor Trade Client Manager

Alexandra Dervan

Private Client Manager

Alexandra started her insurance career in the personal insurance division of Legal & General in 1987, two years before she joined  John Scott and Partners.

JS&P were specialists in all manner of vehicles of the vintage, veteran and classic era including, most unusually, traction engines and steam rollers. Alexandra looked after clients owning not only these but also individual, lower-value classic cars such as Austin 7, Ford Model T and Bentleys, in addition to private homes, farms, yachts and other personal insurances.

In 1996 Alexandra transferred to the specialist classic team, where she looked after many high profile collections and well known trade specialists, and it was during this time that Aon acquired JS&P. After a break to have her family, Alexandra rejoined the team in 2009, quickly regaining senior underwriting authority and looking after a number of familiar clients, many of whom have already become clients of Classic Insurance Services.

Alexandra has more than 20 years classic insurance experience and she has a genuine interest in classic cars, with Aston Martin being a particular favourite.

Elizabeth Dawson-Marsh

Private Client Manager

Elizabeth Dawson-Marsh

Private Client Manager

Elizabeth started her insurance career in motor and household personal lines at high street brokers Swinton in 1997, moving to Aon’s Classic Traders and Collectors team in Farnborough with Rod Mitchell and Carole Pearson in 2008.

Subsequently joining Aon’s Wealth Protection team until leaving them to work for Stackhouse Poland in their St James’s Place Private Clients department in 2014.

We convinced her to return to the team at Classic Insurance Services in March 2017.

Hercules Kaminarides

Private Client Manager

Hercules started his insurance career as a trainee assistant manager in 1985 with Autocover Insurance Brokers.

He then worked for Swintons for 18 years before joining Aon in their Wealth Protection Division in 2007.

He looked after a client portfolio worth £1.6 million and we convinced him to join us in February 2014 to expand our Private Client Division.

Jodie Barton

Private Client Manager

Jodie has worked within the insurance industry since 2003. From looking after small to high-net-worth clients and managing a team, she has a vast range of experience.

Jodie joined us in 2021 after a long career with a national broker. She came back to what she really loves – helping clients.

Jodie’s attention to detail and care for her clients will ensure you get the policy that suits your individual needs.

In her spare time Jodie enjoys cooking for friends and family, eating out, being creative, and will often be found with her head in a good book.

Richard Davidson

Private Client Manager

Richard has been in the insurance industry since 2004, starting his career with A-Plan where he dealt with all aspects of personal lines insurance, including motor, household, travel and claims. During his years at A-Plan Richard was promoted to Office Manager.

Richard then joined Aston Lark (previously Aston Scott) where he spent two and a half years heading up their affinity schemes department looking after all motor, household and travel requirements for Directors and Partners of the key accountancy companies in the UK.

Richard joins us with a wealth of experience in looking after high net worth Private Client individuals and is looking forward to re-joining some of his old colleagues here at Classic Insurance Services and getting to know our clients.

In his spare time he is a keen golfer and has held a season ticket for Fulham FC for the last 25 years.

Joanna Allen

Private Client Manager

Joanna started her insurance career in 1998 working for Aon dealing with motor, household and travel insurance.  Joanna has gained her experience in dealing with Private Clients and their needs for high value homes, performance vehicles and classic cars over the last 20 years, working with several of the well-known Insurance Brokers within this market.

Joanna has also dealt with Private Family Offices, advising on insurance for multi million pound Family/Commercial portfolios.

Joanna joined Classic Insurance Services in September 2021 and brings a wealth of experience in the High Net Worth Insurance market especially in respect of High value homes.  Joanna is excited to expand her expertise to the Classic Car arena.

Joanna has a young family and a dog (Daisy), so she will regularly be out walking either Daisy or her children!  Joanna is also a member of a local running club and enjoys taking part in local running events…

Gareth Stanley

Head of Household

Gareth has over 15 years’ experience of working in the insurance industry. He started his career with A-Plan where he dealt with all aspects of personal lines insurance, including motor, household, travel and claims. During his time at A-Plan he headed up the Household division. He then moved over to the Private client team in Alton where he focused on new business.

Gareth later joined Gallagher (formerly Stackhouse Poland) where he spent four years. He started his role as a client manager in the high-net-worth team before being promoted to Private Client Team Manager looking after a team of 10 client managers.

Outside of work, Gareth enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons. He has a dog called Millie so he is regularly out walking and he is a keen football fan.

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