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Our Team

Commitment, knowledge and experience delivered by a trusted team.

Our Team

Being Chartered means that we commit to training our staff continually to comply with the high standards of what being chartered represents. Each of our team members offers a wealth of knowledge and experience, bound by a vested interest in providing exceptional levels of service.

To find out more about any of the businesses in the Cowens group please visit our dedicated websites or contact us for more information.


Paul Chaplin ACII

Group CEO

Chartered Insurance Broker



Tony Duckworth FPFS, AIFP

Managing Director of Financial Architects and Employee Benefits

Chartered Financial Planner

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson Dip CII

Sales Director

John Steele

John Steele BA (Hons), FCA, Dip PFS

Commercial Director 

Chartered Accountant

Karl Sutcliffe

Karl Sutcliffe ACII

Broking Director

Chartered Insurance Broker       

David Kuchta

David Kuchta BA (Hons)

Finance Director

Philippa Stapleton

Philippa Stapleton

HR, Compliance & Administration Manager

Jayne Bostock

Jayne Bostock

Claims Manager

Emma Ragsdale

Emma Ragsdale Dip CII

Personal Lines Manager

Melanie King

Melanie King Dip CII

Commercial Team Manager

Edward Hamilton

Edward Hamilton

IT Manager

Stefan Kuchta

Stefan Kuchta BA (Hons)

Marketing Manager

Simon Fabian

Simon Fabian Tech IOSH

Risk Advisor

Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers BA (Hons), Dip PFS

Financial Planner

David Carroll website reedit

David Carroll  APFS

Chartered Financial Planner


Robin Chubb

Robin Chubb ACII

Account Executive

Chartered Insurance Broker

Paul Ragsdale

Paul Ragsdale Cert CII

Account Executive

Declan Shaw

Declan Shaw Dip CII

Account Executive

Key Partnerships Director

Dean Yearsley

Dean Yearsley Cert CII

Account Executive

Stuart Brain

Stuart Brain Cert CII

Account Executive