Having left university Paul joined Alan Turner to start the group in 1982, which incorporated insurance broking and underwriting.
Whilst the areas covered were broad Paul was involved in some historic events including providing cover for Live Aid, The Popes Tour of Australia and The Wall Concert in Berlin celebrating the unification of Germany to name a few.
Married with two children his personal interests include being a member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Insurers, tennis, skiing, golf, art and fly fishing.
Alan Turner founded James Hallam and Sabre Insurance in 1982 after leaving the Board of Alexander Howden.
Earlier a Deputy General Manager of Commercial Union, Alan has a wide range involvement and experience within the sector having been Chairman of the Association of British Insurers Law Reform Panel and the U.K. Nuclear Risks Advisory Committee.
Formerly a Vice President of the Insurance Institute of London and founder member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers and Past Captain of the Insurance Golfing Society of London.
Despite all this Alan finds the time to indulge in many outside interests which include quality family time, Christian activities, tennis, golf, fishing, the theatre, opera and music and travel.
Paul has been Managing Director or Director of several London broking houses since 1987 and joined James Hallam in 2004 to help drive the growth of the business.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Insurance and has been involved in management and development training for a number of organisations, including The Work Foundation and The Metropolitan Police.
Paul has also worked as a business mentor to a number of executives and takes a particular interest in change management.
Paul is married with four children and his outside interests are music, swimming, Saracens Rugby Club, golf and French wine.
Andy joined James Hallam in 2004 as Head of Finance, and was appointed to the Board in February of 2009. He previously held senior positions with a leading provider of interactive television services, and a US-based supplier of steel and heavy metal products to the mineral extraction industries. Prior to that Andy qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Baker Tilly after gaining an honours degree in Accounting and Finance.
Andy has ultimate responsibility for all financial matters across the group, with a team based in the Group's Watford office.
Andy is married with one daughter, enjoys golf and cycling and plays the saxophone in a Blues band.
Diana Bratt has been in management for several years and has been working in the insurance industry since 1990.
Diana has been our Group Operations & HR Director since 2007 and thoroughly enjoys the daily challenges that the role brings, in particular working with the Management Team to help grow the business and assist with acquisitions.
Diana has a son who is at high school, she is one of 7 children and is an active gym member and competed in the London marathon in 2012 this was one of her challenges (40 of them) to do before she turned 40.
Has been in the insurance industry since 1978. He started working for the Norwich Union in Nottingham and was quickly promoted to Luton local office, followed by Cambridge main branch office and then London City.
In 1992, Alan, decided to work for an insurance broker rather than an insurer. He became MD of the Harrow office of Bradstock Insurance Brokers (BIB), looking after 45 staff. BIB was sold to Alexander Forbes and he moved to their London office as a Director of the Construction & Property Division. In 2002 he moved to Kerry London Ltd as a main Board Director setting up Kerry London Underwriting Agency as well as continuing to deal with his corporate clients.
In 2010 he joined the Seventeen Group Ltd as an Account Director for James Hallam Ltd and MD of Touchstone Underwriting Ltd where he remains today. Alan is also a Director of the Seventeen Group Ltd.
Alan is married with two boys and he enjoys all sports, especially golf, and is a keen car driving enthusiast. Alan has access to many companies including Insurers, Lawyers, Loss Adjusters, Marketing Department and Accountants.