Management

Simon Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, Management

Joined the Partnership in May 2002. Just after 9/11, this was a particularly difficult time for insurance brokers as we were in the midst of the hardest insurance market for decades and busy preparing for authorisation to trade by our new regulator, the Financial Services Authority. Simon, a qualified Chartered Loss Adjuster, was formerly a Board Director of McLarens, at the time the UK's leading firm of Chartered Loss Adjusters. He brought to the Partnership superb relationships at a high level with the UK's leading insurers, coupled with substantial expertise in the claims arena and a specialism in building client programmes.

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Danny Lopian

Chairman, Management

Joined Reich, as a Partner, in 1986 and quickly identified that there was a need for the business to focus on creating a niche in the Property Investors Insurance market. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to build the company's profile in this important area, with impressive year on year growth. When Danny joined in 1986, the Gross Written Premiums under the control of the Brokerage totalled around £800,000, and the business only employed a handful of staff.

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Rachel Margerson

Chief Operations Officer, Management

Rachel joined Reich in 2013. As a Chartered Insurance Broker with over 25 years in the industry, Rachel has operated at all levels spanning many areas. Most recently at Bollington Insurance Brokers where she held various management positions over 9 years, lastly as the SME Director. As a member of the Reich Group Executive, Rachel is responsible for achieving operational excellence across the Group.

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Bernard Jackson

Director, Management

Bernard Jackson joined Reich in 2011, with a career in insurance spanning over 50 years. As one of the company directors, Bernard facilitates new business and manages the extensive network of introducers he has built during his time in the insurance arena. An entrepreneurial spirit, Bernard founded, managed and sold three Insurance related companies, including D.Barnett, which was acquired by Reich in 2011 with Bernard joining the senior management team.

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Dave Smith

Strategic Advisor, Management

Dave Smith is a Strategic Advisor to Reich Insurance Brokers, working closely with the Reich Group CEO, Simon Taylor. Dave and Simon have been friends, initially through business, for many years. Dave was, until April 2015, the CEO of the UK General Insurance business for Zurich. He was responsible for the P&L for the $3bn GWP business, with regulatory responsibility for the UK general insurance businesses as an approved person via the Central Bank of Ireland. Dave was also a Non-Executive Director of Polaris, the general insurance industry standards and software body, for 10 years and Chairman from 2013 to 2015. Dave holds a degree in Applied Sciences, and is a Chartered Engineer. In December 2015 he was honoured with the Insurance Industry Lifetime Achievement Award at the Insurance Times Awards. Simon was delighted to persuade Dave to join Reich in the role of Strategic Advisor.

John Child

Executive Officer, Management

John joined Reich in 2016, having worked in the industry, with Aviva, for 12 years. John worked in many capacities during his time at Aviva in relation to Personal Lines, High Net Worth and Commercial insurances. Most recently John was working in Project and Change Management roles on numerous operational change programmes. As the Executive Officer, John is responsible for supporting the CEO, Simon Taylor.

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