UK Portfolio Director

Tom Shipston

Tom manages the UK Wholesale Division of Lloyd’s Broker Tasker & Partners focusing on developing broker relationships, managing the Client Operations department and delivering exceptional customer service. Tom started his career at Tasker & Partners in 2008 following a successful work experience placement within the company. In 2010 Tom joined RK Harrison as a Corporate Broker in the London Market before leaving to run his own company Origin, specialising in UK Property and Casualty business. In 2016 Tasker & Partners acquired Origin’s book of business and Tom returned to the company.  

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Senior Placing Broker

Chris Choat

Chris joined Tasker & Partners in February 2014 with over 25 years experience in the London Market. He has extensive connections as both an underwriter and a broker and specialises in Property Owners and Contractor Risks. Previously Chris worked with another group company, Gresham Underwriting, for 10 years during which time he was responsible for setting up their open-market placing operation. 

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Senior Placing Broker

Sukh Bhens

Sukh joined Tasker & Partners in 2011 as a broker having previously worked for Towergate London Market. Sukh is involved with all open market placements in the Lloyds and London company markets, and assists in the placement of binding authorities and lineslips.

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Account Director - Travel Risk Professional

Alan Pattison

With over 11 years experience Alan Pattison joined Tasker & Partners in 2011 to expand Tasker’s business into the travel sector with Travel Risk Professional. Prior to this Alan has worked as an Account Executive and an Underwriter giving him over 20 years experience in the insurance industry. Alan specialises in the travel and tour sector for wholesale and retail but can also place business for corporate and commercial risks, security companies operating abroad, solicitors and professional liability in retail.

Alan frequently gives professional lectures at industry events such as the International Crisis Management Summit, LATA events and PROFIT.

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Account Director

Mike Hilder

Specialising in Late Night Leisure, Hospitality and Distressed Businesses, Mike joined Tasker & Partners in 2007 as a Sales Executive in our retail division. Mike also places business for Property Owners, Self Storage, Security Services, Nightclubs, Gentlemen Clubs and Late Night Bars. Prior to Tasker & Partners Mike worked at Martinez & Partners, and before that Churchill Insurance. 

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Account Executive

Christos Anastasiou

Christos joined Tasker and Partners in September 2016 and deals with niche leisure insurance such as skate parks, lazer tag, children’s soft play centres, go-karting and indoor/outdoor activities in the retail sector. He started his career at FML Insurance as an Account Handler in 2008 and in 2011 he became a New Business Executive. He joined Lloyd’s broker Riva in 2014 where he was responsible for developing and adding new specialisations to the company.

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Senior Broker

Darren Chick

Darren joined Tasker & Partners in February 2015 bringing with him over 30 years experience in wholesale and retail. He specialises in placing Irish business along with entertainment, film and property and liabilities. Darren has worked closely with Tasker & Partners Dave Taylor in various companies for over 20 years including Stafford Knight, Apex and ESR.  

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