Our People

We recruit, develop and retain talented and local experts who operate at the very peak of their profession. We believe our team is our greatest asset. We employ over 130 people at our local offices.

Meet the Directors

Thomas Carroll Group Plc

John Moore Chartered Broker
Chairman

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John Moore chairs the Group and the divisional companies,he still takes an active interest around client work, recruitment and our strategic planning.

John’s experience began with the General Accident insurer and joined Thomas Carroll in 1980. He is past President of the Chartered Institute of Insurance in Cardiff;  the Broker Regional Chairman for BIBA and he presently sits on the UK Faculty of Insurance Broker Board.

All this vision and inspirational leadership is often directed from his striped, dozy cricket boundary deckchair!

Rhys Thomas BSc (Hons) ACII
Group CEO

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Rhys is Group CEO and has been with Thomas Carroll since 1993. Previously Managing Director of Thomas Carroll Brokers, Rhys is ACII qualified and has a degree in IT.

He is very passionate about TC continuing to succeed and remain as an independent, Welsh company. Rhys oversees business activity across all Group divisions and regions.

Alison Davies Dip CII
Managing Director, Thomas Carroll Private Clients Ltd

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Alison is Managing Director of Thomas Carroll Private Clients Ltd and is responsible for the overall growth and retention of our personal insurance broking division, including private clients.

Alison joined Thomas Carroll in 2003 having spent 18 previous years within the insurance division of the HSBC Group. Her later years were spent managing the Premier Clients Division and personally having dealt with many of the banks most important international customers and executives.

Alison enjoys a vast array of hobbies including skiing, golf and has taken on various challenges in order to support Thomas Carroll’s chosen charity, Ty Hafan, by completing the Welsh Three Peaks and Taff Trail Challenge.

Mark Eedy Dip PFS
Managing Director, Thomas Carroll Independent Financial Advisers Ltd

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Mark joined the financial services industry in 1982 and has been Managing Director of TCIFA since 2000. During this time, the business has won a number of major national awards.

Mark has contributed articles to various business and financial services publications. He has also appeared on BBC radio and TV regarding major pension issues.

Kevin Price B Eng MA (Cantab) PgC CMIOSH MIIRSM OSHCR
Managing Director, Thomas Carroll Management Services Ltd

Direct Dial: 02920 853732_ASM2036

Kevin has over 20 years experience in the health and safety sector and considerable expertise in assisting organisations manage health and safety effectively, in both the public and private sectors. Kevin is a graduate of Cardiff University, Cambridge University and a Post Graduate of Portsmouth University. He is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and is has a Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health.

Kevin joined in 2006 as Managing Director and he also acts as Lead Consultant on a portfolio of clients. Kevin is also responsible for the development of innovative risk management solutions and has extensive experience of working with insurers, including the preparation of Business Continuity Plans.

Brynmor Williams
Group Board Director

Direct Dial: 02920 858635I

Brynmor has been in the industry since 1985 and joined Thomas Carroll in 2006. He is a Group Board Director and is primarily responsible for client relationship management and business development.

As well as enjoying many years experience in the commercial sector he is a former rugby international for Wales and the British Lions, bilingual Brynmor Williams has maintained a full-time career during and after his playing days, spending the first sixteen years as a manager in the building society sector.

He maintains his involvement in Rugby as a commentator and studio analyst for S4C, BBC and Real Radio and is well known in business and sporting events as an after-dinner speaker.

Julie Waters DipCII
Group Board Director

Direct Dial: 02920 858621_ASM2085

Julie joined Thomas Carroll in 2002. Originally responsible for corporate business development, she is now the HR & Compliance Director for the group and manages the commercial team.

Joining the industry in 1989, Julie’s career started as a commercial underwriter with Royal Insurance, before moving to the insurance division of HSBC, where she managed a team whose client base included major international financial institutions and City of London based corporate accounts.

In addition to her work for Thomas Carroll, Julie was the Secretary for The Insurance Institute of Cardiff for six years and sat on the General Insurance Broker’s Committee reporting to the British Insurance Brokers Association Board for four years.

Simon Atkins CertCII
Group Board Director

Direct Dial: 02920 855238_ASM1692

Simon has been in the Insurance industry since 1977. Five years with Hill House Hammond Insurance Brokers before Joining Thomas Carroll Group plc in 1982.

Simon’s role as Group Director concentrates on close working relationships with a much valued bank of clients. Simon specialises in all aspects of Commercial Insurance with a particular expertise in Contracting Trades.

Thomas Carroll (Brokers) Ltd

Gareth Cotty ACII Chartered Insurance Broker
Director

Direct Dial: 02920 855240_ASM2544

Gareth joined Thomas Carroll in 2003, with a responsibility for corporate business development.

With over 15 years experience in the industry, Gareth’s career started as a commercial underwriter with Sun Alliance before moving to the broking sector with HSBC and more recently Marsh, specialising in servicing major national and international accounts.

Gareth specialises in all aspects of Commercial Insurance with a particular expertise in Legal Indemnities and Property Insurance, Construction and Financial Institution Sectors.

Simon Bradwick BA(Hons) ACII Chartered Insurance Broker
Director

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Simon is a Director responsible for managing commercial insurer relations and Thomas Carroll Brokers’ trading.

Having joined the Group in 1997, with experience in the regional broker market and with insurer Norwich Union, Simon is a past Regional BIBA Chairman, a business graduate and a Chartered Insurance Broker.

Whilst managing and advising clients primarily in the property and construction industries; his particular expertise is in the charity & community sectors.

Thomas Carroll Private Clients Ltd

Barrie McCarthy Cert CII
Director

Direct Dial: 02920 858620_ASM2089

Barrie McCarthy is Director of Thomas Carroll Private Clients Ltd. Barrie joined Thomas Carroll from school in 1989 and has a wealth of personal lines experience.

Barrie is responsible for our unconnected clients and scheme business. During his time at TC, Barrie has seen the introduction of EDI, direct writers and aggregators, changing the business model to adapt.

Barrie also takes an active role on the IT Committee.

Claire Humphries Dip CII
Director of Private Clients and Commercial Account Executive

Direct Dial: 02920 853747_ASM1893

Claire has 20 years commercial experience and started her career with Independent Insurance in Manchester. Following relocation to Cardiff nearly 15 years ago she has worked for a Commercial Broker gaining experience of all elements of commercial and personal insurances.

Claire joined the Thomas Carroll Group in 2009 and heads up the specialist Care Team. Her understanding of how this sector works and the unique challenges faced by businesses allows her to provide her clients with a completely tailored service.  In addition, Claire was recently appointed as a Director of Thomas Carroll Private Clients.

Thomas Carroll Independent Financial Advisers Ltd

Louise Eedy BCom (Hons) ACII FPFS
Director

Direct Dial: 02920 855244_ASM2342

Louise Eedy is a Director of Thomas Carroll Independent Financial Advisers Limited.

Louise has over 25 years experience in the industry and specialises in compliance and employee benefits. Louise has a degree in Commerce and has completed the Advanced Financial Planning Certificate.

She was awarded the Fellowship of the Personal Finance Society in 2000 and is a Chartered Financial Planner.

Thomas Carroll Management Services Ltd

Richard Pask Bsc (Hons) DIP (Oxon) CMIOSH MIIRSM FRSH OSHCR
Director

Direct Dial: 02920 853733_ASM2560

Richard joined Thomas Carroll Management Services in 2006 and is responsible for business development.

Richard is a graduate of Cardiff University, Oxford University and the University of Glamorgan. He is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. He has extensive experience and expertise in providing a wide range of health and safety solutions within both the public and private sectors.

Richard previous role includes Managing Director of a National Health and Safety Consultancy.

Regional Directors

Robert Jones MBE

Regional Director

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Robert joined Thomas Carroll in 2009 as Regional Director of our new Swansea office. Although Robert has, in recent years, been involved with Professional rugby as a Coach for the Llanelli Scarlets, he has had considerable Commercial experience in the Insurance, Finance and Building Society Sectors.

Robert played the majority of his rugby career with the Swansea Club, and went on to represent Wales and the British Lions. In 1996, he was awarded an MBE for his Services to rugby. He maintains his involvement in Rugby through his media work and is a regular contributor to BBC Scrum V and BBC Radio 5 Live, and, just like Brynmor is well known in business and sporting events as an after-dinner speaker.

Meet the Managers

Bethan Jones BA (Hons) Chartered Insurance Broker
Group Operations Manager

Direct Dial: 02920 858601

Bethan joined Thomas Carroll Group in 2004 on a graduate appointment having achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Business at the University of Glamorgan.  Having spent several years in the broking arm of the company and achieving her ACII Bethan moved into the role of Group Operations Manager.

Bethan’s main responsibilities include managing the company’s IT systems and telecoms across all offices and driving forward projects that improve the efficiency and operational performance of the group.

On a lunch hour, Bethan can often be found pounding the treadmill of the TC gym.

Gwenllian Thomas BSc (Hons) CertCII
Group Marketing Manager

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Originally from Ceredigion, Gwenllian is a fluent Welsh speaker and joined Thomas Carroll Group in 2005 as a Marketing Graduate Trainee after completing a Business Management Degree at Cardiff University. She joined the management team in 2008 and now manages the marketing department.

Gwenllian’s role is diverse and her responsibilities include co-ordinating the development of all internal and external marketing communications whether it be online or offline. She plays an active role in developing the brand as well as project management, event management and general business development.

 

 

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