Introducing Oli Sparks
Oli joined GAWS of London in February 2023 and holds the position of Cyber Broker. He brings with him a wide experience in placing US Wholesale business for large corporate accounts.
Before working in Insurance, Oli worked at the BBC as a High-Risk Consultant, advising journalists who were deploying to hostile environments around the world.
Oli began his career in the military. He spent 10 years as a commissioned officer holding a various number of leadership roles. He twice deployed to Afghanistan as well as several other overseas exercises. During his time in the military, one of his roles was as an Intelligence Officer which gave him a sound understanding of Cyber capabilities at the nation-state level.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗚𝗔𝗪𝗦?
It has been fantastic! I could not have asked for a more welcoming team.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲?
I work alongside Chris Culligan, Divisional Director – Cyber, and together we place accounts into the London Market. We speak to our producers both in the UK and internationally, find out how we can best service the account, ensuring that the client gets the best result. I try to go to Lloyd’s a couple of days a week and broke into the markets face-to-face, I find this tends to yield better results.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝗚𝗔𝗪𝗦 𝗶𝗻 𝟯 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀?
Driven, focused and rewarding!
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲?
The clear strategy of where GAWS is going. The leadership team has provided a clear vision and approach of how they want GAWS to stand out and grow. That clarity has allowed everyone to buy in and is creating an excellent culture.
Thank you Oli, we are proud to have you on our team!
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