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!

Martin (Director)

Martin joined IIS South East Ltd in February 2019 from the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (the trade body for insurance brokers) where he was Corporate Affairs Manager for four years. Prior to that Martin has over 25 years’ insurance broking experience in East Kent. Martin is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII) and a Chartered Insurance Broker.

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.