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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.

Tony Pauffley

Tony Pauffley

Manager, Yacht & Commercial Craft

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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

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 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!
Steven Risk

Steven Risk

Chief Executive Officer

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Steven commenced his insurance career in the Lloyds of London Insurance market in 1993, with his early working career within the Lloyds underwriting fraternity with specific focus upon international cargo, fine art and specie (jewellery and diamond insurance) sectors.

Having then left underwriting he moved into the insurance broker sector in 1998 again in the Lloyds Market with specific emphasis on International Hull & Cargo Insurance. Steven has been a member of the Coleman Team since 2006 having initially concentrated his focus upon business development in the Marine sector, he is now our Chief Executive Officer.
Andrew Skinner

Andrew Skinner

Head of Marine & Private Clients

t. +44 (0) 1202 647450
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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.
Martin Zepler

Martin Zepler

Development Executive

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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.
Amy Houldsworth

Amy Houldsworth

Cargo, Yacht Shipping & Marine Trade Executive

t. +44 (0)1202 647456
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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!
Annabell Smith

Annabell Smith

Marine Claims Manager

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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

t. +44 (0)1202 647455
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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”.
Denise Budden

Denise Budden

Account Handler

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Denise joined Coleman in 2010 and brought with her 21 years of insurance expertise to look after the existing clients of Coleman Marine Insurance, alongside Sue.

Denise’s primary responsibility is to ensure that owners are looked after when the renewal of their insurance policy falls due so it will more than likely be her that you talk to at renewal stage. A positive and happy team player.

In her spare time, Denise looks after her family and likes to don her goggles and swimming cap for the odd length or two.
Natasha Ford

Natasha Ford

Account Handler

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Joining the Coleman 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.