Our People

Our team at Eggar Forrester Insurance combines industry experience with impeccable personal service. By way of an introduction, please find information on all our staff members below.

Management Team

Tommy Hodgson

Managing Director

Tommy has run Eggar Forrester Insurance since 2014 when he joined us from Marsh. He's worked in the London insurance market since 2006 and has an Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Martine Darkin

Director of Operations

Martine began her insurance career with Eggar Forrester Insurance in 2004. Starting with administration, she quickly moved to claims handling and Personal Lines broking and gained her Certificate of Insurance from the CII in 2009. Since then Martine has been broking Property Owners, Personal Lines, Directors & Officers, Engineering and other commercial covers as well as studying towards her CII Diploma.

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Rakesh Zaveri

Finance Director

Rakesh has been with Eggar Forrester Insurance since 2003 and currently holds the position of Finance Director. He has more than 25 years' experience in financial and management accounting, and his skills range from client broking to business development, dealing with client monies and compliance.

Giles Woodward

Compliance Officer

Giles has over 25 years' experience in the financial services industry and has held a number of compliance related positions during that time. Most recently, he was European Compliance Manager for a major health insurer. Giles has broad generalised compliance experience and knowledge covering daily compliance advice, executing compliance monitoring programmes and dealing with regulatory change. Giles has a solid understanding of the FCA apparatus and mechanisms to ensure that a firm adheres to their regulatory regime.

Senior Staff

James Liddell

Associate Director

James started at Eggar Forrester in May 2019 having spent four years in the Private Client team at R K Harrison. James is responsible for delivering insurance solutions to a diverse portfolio of private clients in the UK and abroad. He can also provide cover for residential and commercial real estate, whether it be a single let property or a large portfolio.

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Kelly Moore (née Cowcher)

Associate Director - Senior Account and Claims Handler

Graduating from Southampton University in 2010 with a 2.1 degree in Criminology and Psychology, Kelly began her insurance career at South Essex Brokers in 2011 where she handled a variety of different Personal and Commercial lines of business. With 4 years’ experience under her belt, Kelly joined Eggar Forrester Insurance in May 2015 as an Account Handler. She has a Certificate of Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Jerome Thong

Senior Account Executive

Jerome joined Eggar Forrester in May 2021 bringing over 15 years of commercial insurance experience to the team. Jerome can help you arrange a wide variety of insurance policies including Professional Indemnity, D&O, Cyber, Commercial Combined, and Property Owners.

Steve Wright

Senior Account Executive

Steve joined Eggar Forrester in July 2022, having spent 12 years at Towergate, working as a Private Client Account Executive, providing cover for clients’ buildings, contents and valuables, second homes, let properties and motor fleets.


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