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Meet the team

Paul Gibbs

Paul Gibbs

Director

Paul has a wealth of experience in all types of personal and commercial insurance. Having started his career as a Commercial Underwriter for General Accident in 1985, he then moved to the broking sector in 1989 when he joined Derrick Gibbs Insurance Services. Having worked on both sides of the fence, it gives him a valuable insight when advising clients or negotiating with insurers. Paul is a Director of Gibbs Denley Insurance Services Ltd and responsible for business development and IT. His role within the business is client facing and he spends a great deal of his time visiting clients.In his spare time his interests are motorsport, rallying, walking and being an active member of Rotary.

Richard Weller

Richard Weller

Director - Chartered Insurance Broker

Richard has spent over 40 years in the General Insurance Industry, working for both insurance companies and brokers. He initially specialised in Engineering Insurance, both in the City of London and the Eastern Region dealing with underwriting, sales and training across six counties. Seeking new challenges, he moved to General Insurance broking in 1988 and joined Gibbs Denley in 1993 as Broking Manager, becoming a Partner in 2000.Richard is now a Director of Gibbs Denley Insurance Services Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Broker. Richard’s clients will typically be commercial enterprises located in East Anglia, but also spread throughout the UK where specialist technical advice and knowledge of the Insurance Market are needed to achieve appropriate levels of protection balanced against competitive cost.Outside work, Richard is a martial arts instructor and has traveled to Japan to train under Japanese masters.

Qualifications: FCII

Mark Ling

Mark Ling

Associate Director – Account Executive

Mark joined Gibbs Denley Group in 2007 as an Account Handler in our Commercial Insurance Team. Promoted to Account Executive in 2011, and Associate Director in 2017. Mark’s role means that he meets both new and existing clients, wherever they are located in the UK. Mark holds the qualification Cert CII from the Chartered Institute of Insurers and is currently studying for his Diploma. Outside of work Mark enjoys all sport in particular golf and football and plays for two local teams.

Qualifications: Cert CII

Mark Stratton

Mark Stratton

Associate Director – Account Executive - Chartered Insurance Broker

Mark joined Gibbs Denley in 2002 having started his career with Norwich Union. Over the years he has progressed though the company to Team Manager, Account Executive onto his present role as Associate Director. With Ling Cook becoming part of the Gibbs Denley Group in 2008 Mark moved across to our Bury St Edmunds Office. He provides advice to a wide range of clients from the small family run business through to large multi-million pound organisations. Mark believes that building strong client relationships is the key. By developing a real understanding of his client’s demands and needs, which can differ greatly from client to client, he can provide the best advice. He is also the proud father of two young boys and a huge Liverpool fan. A keen cricketer with a real passion for American Sports his dream is to one day travel to San Francisco to watch a game.

Qualifications: ACII

Phil Smith

Phil Smith

New Business Executive

Phil has worked in the insurance industry for 5 years, joining Gibbs Denley in 2016. His focus is new business for clients located across the UK, helping them to put together bespoke insurance packages that fit their requirements. Phil holds a BA (Hons) in Business Management and recently gained his Cert CII qualification from the Chartered Institute of Insurers. Outside of work, Phil spends much of his time with his wife and son, Jakson, who was born mid-2016. He has a particular interest in football, being a keen Arsenal supporter and regularly attends his local gym to keep fit.

Qualifications: Cert CII

Elaine Pink

Elaine Pink

Marketing & Development Manager

Elaine has worked within the Education and Language travel Sector for 30 years, joining Gibbs Denley in 2001 following the merger with Stuart & verity Ltd. Her role includes dealing with clients, managing the Schools & Student Travel Team as well as dealing with all aspects of marketing for Gibbs Denley Group Ltd. Elaine holds qualifications from both the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Out of hours Elaine enjoys being outside, her main pursuits are walking, cycling and travelling.

Clive Barrett

Clive Barrett

Schools Account Executive

Clive has a wealth of experience, working as a Senior Broker for several Lloyds Brokers specialising in the education and property global markets. Clive joined Gibbs Denley in 2004 and as our Schools Account Executive, his role includes personally visiting Schools within the UK & Eire. Outside of work Clive is a keen golfer, playing whenever he gets the opportunity. He also enjoys cycling, trips to the cinema and spending time with his family.