Rob became Managing Director in 2010 after spending the previous 8 years as Operations Director, building the company into the UK’s largest Protection intermediary/services company. He has a wealth of experience in Financial Services including building and running leading quote, comparison and fulfillment systems as well as time in the Dot-com boom of the late 90s. His four children are a testament to his creativity and productivity as well as keeping him fully aware of the need to drive the industry forward and ensure Protection establishes itself as the bedrock of family financial planning.
Phone: 01243 819206
Neil joined Direct Life in September 2008, taking responsibility for Sales and Marketing having spent 25 years working with a number of specialist Protection insurers, including GRE, Swiss Life, AXA and Partnership Assurance. Moving from an insurer, his focus has been on developing the services within LifeQuote that can make life simpler for advisers. He holds the FCII and within the industry he sits on the ILAG Protection Group and the Income Protection Task Force. Neil is married, and with his two daughters recently married, is attempting to keep fit by swimming and planning his next cycling challenge!
Phone: 07957 175758
Luke Barber joined LifeQuote in 2007 having previously worked for HMRC. LifeQuote was Luke's first exposure to the Financial Services industry and since joining he has moved through various administration, tele-underwriting and sales roles. In 2009 he was promoted to Business Development Manager. Luke is responsible for key account management and working with new and potential partners to deliver a protection service that helps grow their protection business and makes writing business easier. Luke is recently married with a young daughter and two step sons. He and his daughter are season ticket holders at Brighton and Hove Albion FC. Luke enjoys to keep fit playing football, and boxing.
Phone: 01243 791031 & 07810 898652
Gavin joined us in 2014 and is responsible for growing our presence in the intermediary marketplace, as well as maintaining relationships with some of our existing partners. Gavin has been working within the insurance industry since 2011 in various capacities including sales management and within direct to consumer channels. Gavin enjoys keeping fit and keeping up to date with various sports including boxing and MotoGP. He is a fan of Chelsea Football Club.
Phone: 01243 791030 & 07876 332574
Jon has recently joined LifeQuote as a Business Development Manager based in the North. Jon has spent over 10 years working in the financial services industry covering a multitude of areas including, wealth management, the later life market and investments. There isn’t an area Jon hasn’t covered so we welcome his experience in the intermediary space. Jon likes the great outdoors, at weekends and days off you would typically find him exploring new places with his daughter.
Phone: 01243 791030 & 07976 153331
Brad joined LifeQuote in 2016 as a Sales Support Manager, having spent the last few years working in financial services. Moving from a business to business trade exchange, he gained experience developing a wide range of businesses throughout Sussex and the South East. As part of the LifeQuote team, his focus has been on assisting advisers to install the LifeQuote service into their everyday routines. In his free time he keeps fit by going to the gym. He follows almost every sport although nothing compares to his passion for Crystal Palace FC.
Phone: 01243 791030
Karl has recently joined LifeQuote having previously worked for Family First Direct as a Protection Adviser. He has worked in financial services since 2007 and has gained a great understanding of the industry, in particular the protection market. As part of the LifeQuote team Karl is responsible for introducing new advisers to our platform and maintaining relationships with existing advisors. In his spare time Karl likes to spend it with his friends and family.
Phone: 01243 791030
Ryan joined Direct Life in 2007. Previously responsible for day to day Direct Life Operations, he now leads an experienced Compliance, Agency and Commissions team whose mission it is to get partners using our services and paying commissions in the quickest and simplest way and ensuring DLPS compliance. Ryan was previously Senior Manager of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Invest Direct Telephone and Postal Operation Centre. Outside work, Ryan enjoys all sport and is a keen golfer playing off a handicap of 3.
Phone: 01243 791039
Jess has been instrumental in the growth and development of the business almost from inception. She arrived at Direct Life with many year's financial services experience gained at Santander and was brought in to develop the Express Underwriting department. Having helped hone it into an essential function within the business, she was rapidly promoted to manage the call centre, a role she has excelled at and enjoyed for the last 7 years. She has recently been promoted to Operations Manager where she will oversee the whole process in our Express Underwriting and Administration departments. Outside of work Jess enjoys keeping fit, photography and spending time with her partner and family.
Phone: 01243 817818