CRAIG ALBON, CERT CII

Craig’s career in commercial insurance claims spans over 30 years. During that time he has worked for insurers, loss adjusters and brokers, giving him a unique insight into all areas of the claims process. Craig holds the Certificate in Insurance with the Chartered Insurance Institute. He has a particular specialism in property and liability claims, but has a broad knowledge of all areas of commercial insurance claims. Craig joined Pound Gates in May 2014. He prides himself on not taking ‘no’ for an answer and in getting the best possible outcome for our clients.

ASHA BABOORAM, BA(HONS)

Asha joined Pound Gates in 2016 working within the Central Services team. In June 2018, she has moved into an underwriting role, with Pound Gates Insurance Brokers, working on our market-leading day care nursery scheme. Asha is also a committee member for the Pound Gates’ Acorn Fund with the Suffolk Community Foundation and a committee member for the companies entertainments club, organising social events for her colleagues. Asha is a keen traveller and enjoys exploring new places. Other hobbies include HIIT and spin classes.

ALLY BATH, BA(HONS), ASSOC CIPD

Ally has worked in Human Resources since graduating in 2005. Prior joining Pound Gates in 2012, Ally worked in various HR generalist and graduate recruitment roles for a global insurance broker. With responsibility for managing the HR approach across the Pound Gates group of companies as well as the facilities services across all our locations, Ally is an Associate member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with a qualification in Human Resources Management. Outside of work Ally enjoys spending time with her fur-babies, reading and travelling as often as time and funds allow!

DAVID COLLINS, CERT CII

Dave has spent over 30 years in the insurance industry having held senior positions within RSA and AXA. Dave holds the Certificate of Insurance Practice with the Chartered Insurance Institute and recently successfully completed the IOSH Managing Safely Certificate. He joined Pound Gates in December 2009. Dave is married with two sons. He is Chairman of AFC Kesgrave Football Club, a keen supporter of Southampton FC and enjoys golf and fishing in his spare time. Dave is also a Trustee of The Soma Leo Foundation.

KEVIN COLLINS, BA MECONSC, ACII

Kevin graduated from University College Dublin in 1989 with a Masters Degree in Economics. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute having started his professional career with a major insurance company. Kevin joined the business in 2000 and led the management buy-out in 2002. He is proud of the accreditations the business holds, but more important than these quality badges is the client feedback and testimonials we receive. Kevin is delighted our clients see our business as an important partner in the success of their businesses.

SPENCER DUNN

Spencer has worked in accounts and finance roles since 2011, having previously worked in retail sector. He joined Pound Gates in 2015 and became Senior Accounts Assistant in November 2016. He completed the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) in May 2015 and began studying for the ACCA qualification in June 2017.

TIM FOSTER, FCII, CHARTERED INSURANCE BROKER

Tim has spent over 40 years in the insurance industry. After working for Norwich Union for 11 years he joined Pound Gates in 1988, becoming a Director in the early 1990s. Tim is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Broker. As well as looking after several larger and more complex accounts Tim has responsibility for certain aspects of regulatory compliance. Originally from Leiston, Tim has lived in Colchester since 1983. Married in 1989, he is a keen supporter of Ipswich Town FC and also enjoys a variety of other hobbies and pursuits in his spare time.

HENRY GARROD, CERT CII

Henry joined Pound Gates in 2014 as an appointment setter. After acquiring the Certificate in Insurance with the Chartered Insurance Institute he moved into an underwriting role working on our market-leading day care nursery scheme. After two years supporting the development of the scheme he now looks to establish himself within the client services team and continue to provide first-class solutions for our clients.