Showcasing our people

What's it like to work at Atlanta?

Atlanta is part of Ardonagh’s Retail platform

We take a look behind the scenes at Atlanta, part of Ardonagh’s Retail platform, which brings together our digitally-focussed retail brands offering home, motor, van and a range of niche, personal lines and tailored products.

Emma Rawlinson, CEO of Atlanta and her team give an insight into how establishing the right culture can help teams to grow and look forwards, while having lots of fun along the way. 

Emma describes how people and customers are the very heartbeat of Atlanta, and ensuring the team supports the strategy and vision helps them to feel part of a community working to achieve a common goal.

Phillip Liu

Director of Data

We hear from Phillip Liu, Director of Data at Atlanta Group, part of Ardonagh’s Retail platform, who gives a fascinating insight into his role and shares some of the work he has undertaken leading Atlanta’s data transformation project.

Adam Marlow

Systems Coordinator

Adam Marlow, who works as a Systems Coordinator, within the compliance team in Group Functions, shares how he’s enjoyed a diverse career filled with growth opportunities since he first joined Uris Group on a graduate programme.

Adam has benefited from several promotions and changes of direction, all of which have been accommodated in-house thanks to the sheer scale and diversity of The Ardonagh Group.

Here he shares how working for The Ardonagh Group has given him the freedom and opportunities to keep developing and progressing in the way that he wants throughout his career. 

Caroline Fallon

Senior Legal Counsel - The Ardonagh Group

Caroline Fallon is an integral member of The Ardonagh Group’s legal team.

As Senior Legal Counsel, Caroline works on a multitude of projects across our group of companies advising on anything from employment law to operational compliance.

Hear from Caroline about her time at Ardonagh and how collaboration is vital to success.

Deanne Evans

Underwriter, Political Violence - Geo Specialty

Since joining the business in February 2018, Deanne has progressed from being a Trainee Underwriter to having the authority to assess, quote and bind political violence risks worldwide.

Given that the average time it takes to train with a Lloyds syndicate is at least five years, her progression has been remarkable.

Hear from Deanne as she talks about what makes a great MGA and how they support their clients’ bespoke needs.

Patrick McLoughlin

People Advisor - Atlanta Group

Patrick McLoughlin is a People Advisor at Atlanta Group.

Graduating with a degree in law, it was whilst working within an in-house legal team when Pat’s interest for employment law was sparked. His passion for people and helping others means he often goes above and beyond in his role, especially when it comes to charity.

Pat shares with us his passion for making a difference and giving back to causes he cares about.

Jason Bernard

Team Leader - Autonet

Jason Bernard from Autonet Insurance has worked tirelessly up the ranks to become a team leader. He is always the go-to person for questions regarding his department and has relished the opportunity to learn and grow.

Jason has implemented a number of new processes into the department to improve things for his colleagues and customers and is considered as a 'font of knowledge', always on hand to help anyone who needs it.

A hard working, loyal and extremely helpful individual Jason is seen by his peers and managers as one to watch, a rising star with the right attitude to go far within the company.

Lynn Mildner

Director of Credit and Financial Risk - Towergate Insurance Brokers.

Lynn Mildner is Director of Credit and Financial Risk at Towergate Insurance Brokers.

Lynn has been with the business for over ten years and since then has risen through the ranks to become a director, managing her own book of clients while leading the Credit and Financial Risks team to achieve growth.

Time and time again Lynn is able to deliver outstanding outcomes for her clients and she shares more about why this is so important.

Nicholas McCayna

Director of Jewellers Block and Fine Arts - Bishopsgate Insurance Brokers

Nicholas McCayna is Director of Jewellers Block and Fine Arts at Bishopsgate Insurance Brokers.

His team specialise in jewellers block insurance and are recognised as a genuine market leader in the Lloyd's and London Market.

With a client list including many household names, the team offer an exceptional level of service and some impressive statistics.

Hear how he uses the strength of the relationships he has built in the market over the course of his career to deliver the best possible outcomes for his clients, often in very short time frames.

Penny Bishop

Operations Director - Towergate Insurance Brokers

Penny Bishop, Operations Director at Towergate Insurance Brokers, has been at the heart of the branch network for over 20 years.

Her strong but calm leadership and approach to guiding the business through significant change is what makes her an outstanding leader and a real asset to the Group.

Today she shares her thoughts on what makes a good leader and the importance of the people of Ardonagh.

Sarah Dennis

Head of International - Towergate Health & Protection

Sarah Dennis, Head of International for Towergate Health & Protection.

Sarah’s passion for her people, supporting them with their career aspirations and bringing imagination to their roles is a refreshing approach to leadership and is why this year she took home the award for Outstanding Leadership in our annual employee recognition awards.

Find out more about Sarah’s career with Ardonagh and how she feels about being part of the Group.

Michael Pike

Senior Customer Service Advisor - Towergate Insurance Brokers

Working within the care sector, which was undoubtedly impacted by the pandemic, Michael has determination and passion to ensure clients have the right policy and right cover to protect them in the unfortunate event of a loss.

This drive coupled with his expertise meant that during 2020, he was able to work with brokers and insurers to find appropriate cover for clients within the care home, domiciliary and children’s nurseries sector to keep them protected from the risks they faced.

Find out more about Michael’s love for getting risks over the line and how special it is to feel like a big family within Ardonagh.

Janet Stanway

Online Chat Support - Autonet Insurance

Janet Stanway is from Autonet Insurance, part of Atlanta Group, Ardonagh’s Retail segment.

As well as being at the forefront of Autonet’s customer journey, providing online chat support to its customers, Janet’s true passion is charity.

As a Director of a charity herself, when asking Janet what the best thing about Ardonagh is, her response was the work Ardonagh Community Trust (ACT) provide in communities.

Find out more about Janet’s role in Autonet, her passion for charity and more below.

Chris Gardner

Pricing Manager at Geo Agriculture

Working within the world of MGA, Chris plays an integral part in supporting his business with the tracking and management of their MI, analysing key trends and data to optimise their results.

His role also extends to the whole business, working with colleagues to provide them with data for broker and insurer meetings, meaning they can continue to develop their relationships and services within the industry.

Find out more about Chris’s role within Geo Agriculture and why he describes Ardonagh as ambitious, driven and only getting better.

Ed Farthing

Sales and Retention Manager for Christie Insurance - part of Towergate Insurance Brokers

Ed’s journey with the business has spanned six years in which time he’s had the opportunity to develop his career, being promoted into roles in quick succession which now sees him in a management position within Christie Insurance.

Because of his breadth of experience, one of Ed’s strengths is recognising no customer is the same and values building relationships and rapport with them by understanding their ways of working and communication before getting into the nitty gritty of insurance.

Find out more about Ed’s career to date, how varied his role is and why he feels that Ardonagh empowers you to make the most of your skills.

Owen Gregory

Digital Development Manager

Owen’s role is centred around the development and maintenance of Paymentshield’s website which sees him innovate new ways the website can improve the customer journey; because there is always ‘room for improvement’.

And with a mindset of always looking to evolve, in 2020 he took it upon himself to proactively learn a completely new programming language which enabled him and his team to add more value to customers online.

Find out more about Owen’s vital role in Paymentshield and why he believes Ardonagh enables him to do the best he can.

Jenny Howell

Senior Legal Counsel

Jenny Howell, is The Ardonagh Group's Senior Legal Counsel, who works on a wide variety of projects involving M&A, corporate and finance, using her analytical and communication skills to give advice across the business.

In her role Jenny engages stakeholders at all levels and in all areas of the business, which is something she says, that gives her great exposure.

Here Jenny shares how having the autonomy to build her career in the way she wants has allowed her to access the many opportunities available in a fast-paced company like Ardonagh.