Our LV= Broker General Advisory Board is simply the best way of making sure you receive the most current, factual information and updates from across our business.
In fact, the website content you’re seeing today has been created in collaboration with our advisory board, they’re experts in insurance products, claims, fraud, compliance and communication within the broker insurance industry.
Our content is factual, evidence based and reviewed regularly. This not only means you’ve got access to great articles, guides and product information but you can be confident it’s fully compliant with FCA guidelines too.
So who are our panel of experts? Check out their bios below where you can find out about their roles in LV= and a few little extras as well.
Suzanne Smith, Marketing Communications Manager
Suzanne’s 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry is backed up by a wealth of professional qualifications over her 25 year marketing career too. These include a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing and Chartered Management Institute level 5 diploma in management and leadership.
Mike Kayode, Marketing Communications Executive
In his spare time, Mike likes to talk up his chances of winning a game of FIFA, as much as Arsenal’s hopes of Premiership success. This ability to find such hope against the odds is one of Mike’s many endearing qualities.
Vania Furet, Marketing Communications Executive
Vania enjoys writing in her free time and has done since she was a child. You’d best not ask to read any of her stories however unless you’re fluent in Vania’s first language, Portuguese.
Paul Miles, Head of Specialist Lines Underwriting
Having spent 35 years in the insurance industry, it’s no surprise Paul’s experience isn’t just limited to Personal Lines insurance either, working across Casualty and Motor, Commercial Property and others before taking the lead in our specialist motor products.
Clive Upton, Head of Standard Motor Underwriting
Clive loves being with his wife, 4 kids and 2 dogs, so with this big family he enjoys time out on family walks, but also likes the occasional fishing trip and game of golf.
Jon Santer, Head of Home Underwriting
Jon joined the LV= Broker team in 2018 to oversee the Broker Home account and establish LV= Broker’s presence in the broker Home market. Jon has most recently been the product lead for the acquisition of the Legal & General Home portfolio and is ACII plus PRINCE2 qualified.
Mike Flowers, Non-Standard Product/Bespoke Underwriter
Two years ago, for a mental and physical challenge, Mike took up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, admitting he’s much more suited to this pursuit than his other option, golf.
Andrew Holloway, Telematics Product Manager
Come the weekend, Andrew shifts gears and switches from four wheels to two, enjoying his passion of road cycling around the Essex countryside or paying a visit to West Ham Utd to watch his beloved team play football.
Jon Hughes, Specialist Product Underwriter
As for personal pursuits, Jon enjoys running and keeping fit, whilst his love of all types of motorsport confirms he’s a real petrolhead and perfect as our Specialist Product Underwriter.
Frank Espinoza, Motorcycle Product Manager
Managing product development, identifying new opportunities for broker development and digging down into the technical analysis of the product’s performance are all part of the day job for Frank. As for relaxing on his days off, it’s not uncommon to find Frank in the production studio, at a gig or simply keeping fit.
Ryan Berry, Van Product Underwriter
Ryan likes to stay fit, playing 5-a-side football on Friday nights and has completed the national three peaks challenge. He’s also an experienced angler, having landed a personal best 53lb carp in France.
Odele Walsh, Van Product Underwriter
Matt Crabtree, Complex and Organised Crime Manager
When Matt isn’t fighting fraud he spends time ferrying his 2 boys to endless football training sessions and matches, plus enjoys traveling to warmer climates to escape his cold and blustery Lancastrian home town.
Mike McMillan, Claims Market Agreement Manager
Away from the world of insurance, Mike’s proudly played American Football internationally with Great Britain at Youth and Ireland at Senior level, competes at Flyball competitions across the UK with his two dogs and founded a Youth Development Foundation in The Gambia, West Africa.