Our executive team
Meet The Executive Team
All our shareholders and Directors are active in the business and have a background of working in the insurance industry. Every client of James Hallam has access to an experienced team, that will work closely with them, to expertly manage and advise them on their insurance requirements.
I am Chairman and have been with the Group since its creation in 1982.
My broking career is broad, particularly memorable clients I have provided cover for include: Live Aid, The Popes Tour of Australia, The Rolling Stones and The Wall Concert in Berlin celebrating Germany’s unification.
I have a keen interest in Enterprise and foster new talents by mentoring and investing in start-ups. These are diverse and encompass tea, the motor trade, and smart mobile tech. I’m also a Life Patron of Springboard and Ambassador for ABTA Lifeline.
Chief Executive Officer
I have been a Director of various broking businesses and joined James Hallam in 2004. I actively campaign for the development of the insurance broking profession and sit on the board of the British Insurance Brokers Association, Chair the Brokers Standards Committee and also sit on the Broking Facility Board of the Chartered Insurance Institute. I have been involved in coaching and leadership training on a voluntary basis for many years.
Chief Operating Officer
I am Chief Operating Officer and joined the James Hallam Group in 2005.
Previously I was a Director with a Lloyds broker, heading up the Corporate team. I began my insurance career in Zimbabwe working for a number of global brokers with a focus on construction and mining.
Group Operations & HR Director
I am Group Operations and HR Director and have been in this role since 2007.
I work closely with the Management Team to assist with acquisitions and strategically develop the business. I particularly enjoy solving the day-to-day challenges of our growing and dynamic company.
I’m an active gym member and completed the London Marathon in 2012.
Chief Trading Officer
I am Howard Fryer and I lead the Corporate division. I have worked in the broking industry since the 1980s. I joined James Hallam as City & Mid Market Director in 2015 and am responsible for the City Division, Profin Division and an expansion program aimed at UK mid-sized commercial risks. I’m part of the James Hallam Management Team.
Before joining James Hallam I was at Bluefin Insurance Services where as Head of Corporate I focused on UK based commercial clients along with the specialisms of Professions, Real Estate, and Trade Credit. Prior to that I was the Managing Director for London & South regions.
Director of Hospitality and Leisure
I am David Noble, Director of Hospitality and Leisure since 2009. I started my insurance career at Landau Manson in 1989 and became a Director in 1998. I was integral in the purchase of the Gauntlet brand in 2001 and became Managing Director of Landau Manson 2006. In 2009 I facilitated its successful sale to James Hallam.
I am passionate about the hospitality sector and a work as trustee of the Springboard Charity. We promote the industry as great place to work providing specialist services to businesses to attract talent. We help young people achieve their potential, supporting unemployed people of any age into work and people facing multiple barriers to work.
I believe in continuous learning and setting goals in both my business and personal life. This was developed from my time as a member of the Academy of Chief Executives.
Group Finance Director
I am Group Finance Director and joined James Hallam in 2003 as Head of Finance. I was appointed to the Board in February of 2004.
I have responsibility for all financial matters across the group and am based in the Group’s Watford office. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and hold an honours degree in Accounting and Finance