Commercial insurance broker Konsileo expands Northern presence


Commercial insurance broker Konsileo has boosted its northern presence with the appointment of two highly experienced professional brokers. Chartered Insurance Broker Chris Fitzgerald FCII has joined as client director, Liverpool, and Lisa Petherick ACII as client director, Warrington.

Konsileo, which was launched to the market in 2017, now has 15 commercial insurance brokers spread across the UK and agencies with over 70 insurers.

Chris is a specialist in professional indemnity for architects, consulting engineers and solicitors, and also has experience in the construction, biotech and digital sectors. He joins Konsileo from PIB Insurance Brokers where he was northern development manager and a cyber insurance expert. Over his 30 plus year career Chris’s experience has included running his own commercial insurance brokerage, FRD Risk Solutions, and senior roles at JLT, Astbury Wren and Fish Corporate. 

Lisa has over 20 years’ commercial insurance experience. Previous roles include operations director and board member at Broker Assistance, team manager for global risks at AIG, and account executive at Willis UK. Lisa started her insurance career at Independent Insurance in 1995 as team underwriter and then manager.

John Warburton, Konsileo founder said: “I am delighted to welcome Chris and Lisa to the Konsileo family and look forward to working with them as we grow the business going forward.  The past 18 months have been transformational for Konsileo as we moved rapidly from start-up to scale-up.  We now have 15 brokers spread across the UK and are on course for 30 by the end of 2019.  Alongside this we have expanded our head office staff, going from five to eleven in the last 18 months, with new hires in marketing, product development and user experience.”

Lisa Petherick commented: “I am thrilled and honoured to be joining the Konsileo team at such an exciting and important time. Having spent over 20 years in the insurance profession, in both insurer and broking roles, I’m looking forward to working with brokers who are professional risk advisors focused upon providing clients with the most suitable risk transfer options for their business and trading needs. The data enabled insurance broking platform and client portal will be invaluable in developing a real understanding of clients risks, both insurable and non-insurable.”

Chris Fitzgerald commented: “I am excited about joining Konsileo as its open and transparent culture encourages genuine collaboration within the organisation so that clients receive a truly personal and professional service. It also has a strong vision of what the future of insurance broking should be and with no legacy technology it can be truly innovative to reduce administrative functions so that client facing staff are able to spend more time getting to know and servicing their clients more effectively – a winning formula”.