Doug Brown

Douglas Brown

Douglas has been involved in property and works insurance for almost 30 years. He combines an endless enthusiasm for his subject with a willingness to convey that to anyone who will listen. His strong commitment to this sector marks him out as a thought leader for both insurers and brokers alike. Having been involved at a senior level in a number of broking firms Douglas completed a buy out in 2010 to establish Porterhouse Brokers LLP from which Renovation Underwriting was founded. 

Douglas has a teenage family and is a keen rugby and field sports enthusiast in his spare time.

Nicholas Cooper

Nicholas Cooper

Since qualifying as an accountant in the early 1970s Nick has spent more than 40 years in the insurance industry, holding senior positions and establishing Consolidated Insurance Group before setting up Sterling Insurance in 1994. The business grew and was underwriting premiums of approximately £200m before it was sold in 2014.

Nick also has a deep interest in the arts, and held directorships at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and the Old Vic, where he was chairman for five years ending in January 2014. He was awarded a CBE in the New Year honours 2015 for service to philanthropy in higher education and the arts. 

Nick is currently President of The Racehorse Owners Association.

William Cooper

William Cooper

Will followed his father and grandfather into the insurance industry after university. He has managed his own company since 2012 and in 2014 became a proud father for the first time. Will and his dynamic team are passionate about protecting their clients and providing them with pragmatic advice, together with truly unparalleled levels of client-focused service.

He takes an active role in many industry initiatives, including the High Net Worth Society advisory board alongside eleven CEOs, directors and heads of private client divisions from leading high net worth broker firms.

Away from work and family, Will enjoys watching football, reading a good biography and socialising with friends.

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