Meet The Team

We have a great team that want to help as much as possible. All are fully trained and focused on assisting your needs. So here’s who’s who at Independent!

 

Ray (Proprietor) Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson is the Proprietor of the company which was established in 1991. Ray is involved with various professional bodies and groups and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He serves on the council of the local Chartered Insurance Institute and attends frequent regulatory meetings in London. Ray is a long standing member of the Rotary Club of Folkestone and he is a board member of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, where he chairs the East Kent Economic Development group. When he gets the time he enjoys running, participating in marathons and spending time with his family.

David (General Manager) 

David joined the company in August 2013 as General Manager after 28 years with the HSBC Bank as an account manager dealing with mainly commercial customers. David is a fully qualified coach at Folkestone Running Club and has been a Scout Leader for the last 30 years.

Kevin (Sales Executive) 

Kevin originally joined in October 1996 and after trying his hand at something new a few years ago, he decided to return to the world of insurance. He has a sound knowledge of the industry, in particular personal lines sales, but also of commercial insurance. He is a keen supporter of Celtic whom he has followed since he was 8 years old. He enjoys playing golf with a society on a regular basis and is keen to improve on his current handicap of 16. He likes to spend time with the family and also taking the family dog for walks.

Sylvia (Accounts Manager) 

Sylvia joined the company back in 2003 as Accounts Manager and handles many aspects of our British Standard Systems. She is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. She is also a council member and Past President of the Insurance Institute of Folkestone, Canterbury and East Kent. She enjoys yoga, cycling and walking, theatre and foreign travel.