Tyler Bair serves as managing director and sits on the board at Unicorn. He supports our underwriting teams to ensure they have the best tools and capabilities to serve our clients. Prior to joining Unicorn in 2019, he served as vice president of Ventus Risk Management.
Underwriting Director, Motor Fleet
Jon Bryant serves as the Underwriting Director for Unicorn’s UK Motor Fleet business. He has focused his career in and around the London market and Lloyd’s, primarily in Motor Fleet. Prior to joining Unicorn, Jon was Head of Commercial Divisions at Markerstudy and a motor fleet underwriter at Equity Redstar and Chaucer.
The standard of knowledge and professionalism within the firm.
Walking the dogs alongside my wife Clare, outdoor DIY projects and season tickets at West Ham, which whilst at times painful, does allow three generations of Bryants to get together on a regular basis.
Underwriting Director, Worldwide Property
Neil Chapman joined Unicorn in 2017 and serves as underwriting director of Worldwide Property. Prior to joining Unicorn, he held various roles at Amlin, Wellington and Argo.
Deputy Underwriting Director, Unicorn SME
Richard Ellis joined Unicorn in 2018 as the deputy director of underwriting to help launch the SME Division. He is responsible for pricing, MI, systems development and underwriting. With 34 years of experience, Richard spent 11 years at LV helping to build their commercial insurance division and worked at RSA in London and overseas. He is a Chartered Insurer with a MBA from Lancaster University and a Bachelor of Science from Imperial College.
Underwriting Director, Unicorn SME
Kevin Hawkins is underwriting director at Unicorn where is responsible for the establishment, development and management of the SME division. Prior to joining Unicorn, he led commercial underwriting at Liverpool Victoria Insurance where he built and developed commercial insurance products. Kevin has 35 years of experience and is an ACII – Chartered Insurance Underwriting Agent.
Phil Maxwell has served as a claims manager for Unicorn since 2016. His focus is ensuring that all of Unicorn’s claims are handled according to agreed upon processes and/or procedures, settling claims on the best possible terms. Phil has been in the industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Unicorn, he held positions with NIG Skandia and QBE.
The collaborative approach between underwriters, claims and senior management to ensure we produce the best results we can for our clients.
Family, Golf and Football.
Deputy Underwriting Director
Jamie Bartlett is an underwriter for Unicorn focused on new business and relationship development. With 25 years in the industry, Jamie previously held fleet focused positions with Chaucer Syndicates Plc. as well as Markerstudy Insurance Services Ltd.
The professionalism of the firm and being part of a global organization.
Formula 1 racing and my two children.
Lisa Pegram joined Unicorn in 2016 and is an original member of the fleet underwriting team. Her focus is on renewal underwriting and managing the operational team. With more than 20 years in the industry, Lisa has unique expertise in coach and bus underwriting. Prior to joining Unicorn, she was with Wrightsure Services Ltd.
Matt Colliss joined Unicorn in 2019 as a senior underwriter. He underwrites and manages package accounts to support continued growth with our broker partners. Before joining Unicorn, Matt was a product manager for packages at LV= for 10 years where he grew the business and developed their package book and performance.
Jeff Gilbert is an underwriter at Unicorn where he is responsible for SME businesses. Prior to joining Unicorn in 2009, he served in various underwriting and customer service roles at Pearl General Insurance.
Paul Ballie is an underwriter at Unicorn where he is responsible for new business quotes and renewals for package policies. Before joining Unicorn, Paul held various roles at Macbeth Scott & Co Ltd and AXA. With 20 years of experience, he specializes in property and holidays lets.
Business Development Underwriter
Stuart Frost joined Unicorn in 2019 as a business development underwriter. He is responsible for the development of GWP and managing broker relationships. With 34 years of experience, Stuart spent eight years at LV as a branch manager and 10 years at AIG in various roles.
Ollie Watts joined Unicorn in 2012 as an underwriter. He is responsible for underwriting profitable motor trade business and developing relationships with key brokers. Before joining Unicorn, Ollie was an Underwriter at Lucas Fettes & Partners. With over 24 years of experience, he specializes in motor trade and commercial insurance. Ollie lives in Surrey Hills with his wife, sons and dog.
Kerri Blackman joined Unicorn in 2019 as a business development underwriter. With 21 years of experience, she specializes in motor trade, commercial combined and fleet. Before joining Unicorn, Kerri was an underwriter at LV, Aviva and NIG Insurance. She has been married for 10 years and has two children— ages 8 and 6.
Lewis Jones serves as an underwriter at Unicorn. Prior to joining Unicorn, he held various roles at Lockton and Willis.
Senior Underwriting Analyst
Clare Bailey joined Unicorn in 2018 and serves as a senior underwriting analyst. Prior to joining Unicorn, she held various roles at Faraday Syndicate, Risk Management Solutions (RMS), Beazley Syndicate, Aspen Insurance and Lancashire Insurance Group.
Irina Weston is an underwriting assistant at Unicorn where she assists underwriters with risk assessments. Prior to joining Unicorn, she was an assistant underwriter at Holborn Underwriting Limited. Outside of work, Irina volunteers at charity events, reads at a local primary school and distributes poppies. She is married and has two daughters.
Being part of a great professional team.
Sports, travelling and reading.
Dominic Brett is an underwriting assistant at Unicorn where he helps the underwriting team with reporting and analysis. He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Society of Underwriting Professionals.