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    The Sunseeker Shield Team

    Proud of the level of service they provide


    Meet The Team

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The Sunseeker Shield Team

Our people are proud of the level of service they provide. Their commitment and technical expertise ensure that clients receive a high quality professional service.

Our in-house claims team will handle the entire claims process through to final settlement, giving you direct access at all times.

Andrew Skinner

Andrew Skinner

Head of Office

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Andrew heads up the Marine Team, and has worked in the insurance industry since 1986. His depth of knowledge and contacts across the industry are invaluable and help him provide a steadying hand on the helm at Coleman Marine Insurance.

Away from the office Andrew can be found on the side line of either a rugby or football field, supporting his sons sporting endeavours.
Tony Pauffley

Tony Pauffley

Broking Manager - Yacht

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Your contact for Introducers and New Business. Tony’s introduction to sailing started on the Hamble River at the age of seven in an Optimist. Since then he has spent the last 40+ years building, repairing, selling, sailing and now insuring boats. Tony is a much respected former Chairman for the Yacht Brokers Association.

His wife and four boys help to keep him fully occupied away from work and when he can mixes in some Skiing, Cycling, and Rugby (only supporting now).
Andy Coles

Andy Coles

Broking Manager - Private Client Yacht

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Andy is our specialist for the larger vessels or the ones with more complex insurance requirements. If you intend to cruise the Red Sea in your Yacht, Andy will be your welcoming contact. With over fifteen years of experience in the insurance industry, Andy has worked the vast majority of this in the Marine and Private Clients Yacht sectors.

Andy joined the Coleman Marine Team in 2009 after taking a year out to travel the world, taking in the sights of North America, the Pacific Islands, Australasia and Asia. When he’s not behind his desk, Andy can always be found at the gym!
Amy Houldsworth

Amy Houldsworth

Account Executive

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Amy is your contact for Cargo/Shipping insurance & Marine Trade.

Amy began her insurance career back in 2004, the last 5 years of which has been focussed on the marine sector. In 2015 Amy achieved the Diploma in Insurance and is now working on the ACII qualification.

When not in the confines of the office, Amy enjoys riding her horse “Rabbit” and like any young lady, socialising is high on Amy’s agenda in her spare time!
Martin Zepler

Martin Zepler

Account Handler

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Martin is likely to be your first point of contact to place your new boat on cover. Give Martin the facts and he will come up with a quote.

He turned his hand to marine insurance having originally started out in the print industry. Martin spends his spare time Endurance Mountain Biking throughout the UK so as the road safety add says; watch out for Martin as you drive around.
Annabell Smith

Annabell Smith

Senior Claims Executive

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Annabell handles the claims for the marine customers. She comes from a claims handling, general insurance background in the marine & domestic market.

Annabell is your ‘go-to-girl’ in the unfortunate event of you having to make a claim on your beloved Sunseeker. Annabell is a country girl at heart, with a touch of glamour.
Stephen Cooper

Stephen Cooper

Account Executive

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Stephen has worked in the insurance industry since 1986 and he is part of our Marine Trade team along with Amy & Andrew.

He has the most amazing capacity to deal with vast quantities of work in a measured and accurate manner. He is always happy to help.

Away from the office Stephen enjoys time with his family and the family dog “Lola”.
Natasha Ford

Natasha Ford

Account Handler

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Joining the Coleman Marine Team in 2015, Natasha now works alongside Andy within the Private Clients Yacht team, looking after the insurance requirements for our clients with high value yachts. Natasha is the main point of contact for renewals and is on hand to help with any queries throughout the policy period.

In 2015, Natasha achieved the Diploma in Insurance and is about to embark on working towards the ACII qualification.

When not in the office (or studying!), Natasha enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her friends and family.
Dee Barron

Dee Barron

Account Handler

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Dee's career in insurance spans over 32 years with a wealth of experience in sales, service and underwriting and has recently joined the Yacht & Commercial Team at Coleman Marine Insurance in June 2016.

Dee is Cert CII qualified and holds a Post Graduate qualification in Professional & Personal Development from the University of Gloucestershire.

At home, she is very much involved in community groups and projects and is an active sea rower and charity volunteer.
Jonathan Purvis

Jonathan Purvis

Account Handler

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Jon began his insurance career here at Coleman Marine Insurance in 2016 when he joined the Yacht & Commercial Craft Team. He is currently working towards his CII qualifications.

When not in the office, Jon loves nothing more than to be on the golf course working on his handicap instead, although much more improvement is still needed!
Lucy Weemes

Lucy Weemes

Account Handler

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Lucy began her insurance career with Coleman Marine Insurance in 2014 after finishing her A-Levels. In these 3 years Lucy has achieved the Cert CII qualification and a wealth of experience.

In her spare time, Lucy enjoys travelling with her boyfriend and spending time with her family.
Fiona Perham

Fiona Perham

Account Handler

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Fiona started her career in the youth and charity sector in London and after several years took a break to travel the world, spending time touring New Zealand in a campervan and travelling through Asia.

Since moving to the coast, Fiona is pursuing a new career in the marine industry, joining Coleman Marine Insurance in 2017, following a love for all activities on the water.

A keen sailor, Fiona has sailed across the Atlantic on a 72ft racing yacht, and volunteers with a local sailing charity. In her spare time she will be found baking cakes and planning her next adventure.
Jon Hindley

Jon Hindley

Account Handler

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Jon started his career in insurance over 20 years ago.

After spending the last five years working as a carer assisting those with additional needs and the elderly, Jon returned to insurance joining Coleman Marine Insurance in 2017 to continue his career.

Jon has a love for all things Lego. A capped spending budget, enforced by his ever patient wife, does however ensure that there are always funds left over for their shared passion of travelling, predominantly exploring the USA.