Who we are
Glemham was established in March 2006 by John Cross and Tim Lockwood to offer Property, Liability and PI insurance directly to a select number of specialist and regional brokers.
Since then we have grown a £5m income portfolio, with broker relationships ranging from a single risk to accounts worth £1m and more. We’ve expanded our underwriting and back office teams to grow with the business, and ensure we remain one of the highest quality underwriting service providers in the UK.
We have fully delegated underwriting authority from some of the largest and most secure insurers in the Lloyd’s and company markets, including Argo, Aviva, Catlin, and Hiscox. Where we can’t underwrite a risk ourselves, we also have parallel relationships with carriers to place covers on your behalf, should it be needed.
Our management and underwriting team
John Cross BSc (Hons) ACII Chartered Insurer
John Cross entered the insurance industry as a graduate trainee with Commercial Union Assurance in 1986, rising to Senior Underwriter Head Office writing PI, D&O, Commercial Motor and Group PA classes. In 1999 John joined Syndicate 1236 writing PI and general liability insurance, remaining with them following their takeover by QBE and underwrote for Syndicates 2345, 79 and 2000 until leaving to start Glemham Underwriting in 2006. John specialises in Professional Indemnity Insurance.
- Tel: 01728 726594
Tim Lockwood ACII Chartered Insurer
Tim Lockwood’s career began with the Commercial Union Assurance in 1985 where he remained until 2006. During his tenure he held various Underwriting positions culminating in the position of Senior Underwriter within the Ipswich, Norwich and Cambridge offices, establishing a strong market position and achieving significant profitable growth. Tim left Norwich Union in 2006 to become Underwriting Director of Glemham Underwriting Limited. Tim specialises in Commercial Insurance.
- Tel: 01728 726595
Head of Business Development
Ian Jones spent 18 years at retail brokers Tolson Messenger, creating a range of award-winning products for SMEs before the business was acquired by QBE in 2004 when Ian and his team created MGA Icon Insurance. Joining Lloyd’s start-up Barbican in 2007, Ian established their UK Division. Ian joined Glemham in May 2014 and focuses on developing and managing broker relationships and marketing communications.
- Tel: 07447 148275
Darren’s career began with Sun Alliance in 1987, moving on to Commercial Union in 1990 where he held various underwriting positions within their East Anglian offices, culminating in the position of Senior Underwriter at CGU/Norwich Union. He left to run the family business in 2000 where he remained until 2011. We are pleased to welcome Darren to the team as Commercial Underwriter at Glemham Underwriting. Darren specialises in PI Insurance and provides support to Tim for Commercial underwriting.
- Tel: 01728 726596
Robert Giblin ACII Chartered Insurer
Robert began his insurance career with Phoenix in 1975, merging with Sun Alliance in 1985 and Royal in 1997, to form RSA. He held a number of underwriting positions during this time and his expertise is across the commercial spectrum, in particular Liability insurance. Robert specialises in Commercial Insurance.
- Tel: 01728 726592
Richard Browne ACII
Richard Browne started his career with Commercial Union Assurance in 1968. Following the merger with General Accident he rose to the head of Accident & Marine in 2000 and subsequently head of liability underwriting with Norwich Union. Since 2003 Richard has provided consultancy services to a number of insurance companies and various Underwriters at Lloyd’s and in 2006 was appointed Chairman of Glemham Underwriting Limited.
Richard is also a CII examiner, setting and marking examination papers.
James has enjoyed a long and rewarding career in veterinary pharmaceuticals, building and selling a number of businesses of worldwide renown. He has been a director of Glemham Underwriting since 2008, enabling the company to benefit from his experience and tight focus on the financial aspects of managing the business.