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Meet Our Team - Retford Office

It is said that insurance is a people business.  Our people have been recruited and trained for - technical insurance knowledge, customer care skills and for their industry sector expertise.  The Cooke and Mason family of businesses now employs over 120 people.  Here are just a few members of our team -

To contact any of our team please call 01777 869 900.

 

Steve Cooke ACII

Steve Cooke ACII

Chartered Insurance Broker

Chairman

Steve left the Prudential as a 21 year old and set up Cooke & Mason when Harold Wilson was Prime Minister. A “hands-on” Chairman, Steve is focused on looking after his clients and developing the business. He is passionate about customer care and about getting good claims outcomes for his clients. Steve is a lifelong Manchester United supporter and enjoys good food and wine. It is rumoured that he’s an accomplished cook.

 
Andy White ACII

Andy White ACII

Chartered Insurance Broker

Managing Director

Andy started his insurance career in 1982 with Sun Alliance and has since then held senior positions in London, Leeds and Birmingham with both insurers and insurance brokers.  Having joined Cooke and Mason in 2017 his role is to drive the continued growth of the business whilst maintaining its core values of professionalism and providing quality service and advice to our clients. Andy lives in Knaresborough and is a fan of West Bromwich Albion 

Vicky Charles ACII

Vicky Charles ACII

Chartered Insurance Broker

Director

Vicky’s insurance career began with Sun Alliance before moving into broking. She has focused on developing a detailed knowledge of the motor trade sector and its insurance needs. Today Vicky and her expert team look after over 1,000 motor dealerships and she’s built a strong reputation for service and customer care. With a strong interest in Health and Safety, Vicky also sits on the HSE’s Motor Vehicle Repair Forum. Outside of work, Vicky enjoys spending time with her family, foreign holidays and a range of sporting activities.

David Munn

David Munn

Logistics Divisional Director

In his role, leading a specialist team and serving a wide range of clients within the Logistics sector, David can call on 30 years’ of insurance broking experience, most of which has come from looking after Haulage and Warehousing clients.  Before Cooke & Mason, he looked after a portfolio for the Road Haulage Association Insurance Services.  David is one of the founder members of the company’s on-site gym facility and he’s also a keen Leicester City fan.

 

David Wagstaff

David Wagstaff

Director

David has over 30 years’ experience as an insurance broker having worked for a number of different firms in the East Midlands and North West.  Prior to that, he worked for the Cornhill Insurance Company (now Allianz of course).

David is responsible for commercial insurances at our Lincoln and Retford offices.  He has an eye for, and is expert in managing the more complex requirements, providing advice on such as D&O and Environmental Impairment, in addition to the more standard covers.  He has also developed particular specialisms for Commercial Property, Construction and High Risk Liability Business Insurance.

Outside of work, David enjoys getting involved in challenges to earn revenue for deserving charities and has a keen interest in history and philosophy.

Simon Hoare

Simon Hoare

Director

Simon has over 30 years’ insurance broking experience, looking after the insurance needs of both Corporate and Professional clients.  He is head of our Professions division, providing technical insurance and broking advice,  with particular expertise in Professional Indemnity, Management Liability and Crime insurances.  A keen rugby fan, he has travelled the “rugby world” to watch England and the British & Irish Lions, including England winning the World Cup in Sydney.