We are a team with many skills - but one goal.

All of our team are insurance hardened individuals who have come from various backgrounds across the industry. Most importantly, we are ethical, non-corporate and pragmatic. Our number one aim is to do the best for you, and you remain at the heart of all we do!

Peter Cullum CBE PhD MSc.MBA FCII

Phone: 01455 556681
Email: peter.cullum@mvpartners.co.uk


Peter's industry experience needs no introduction, and he is widely known as the founder and major shareholder in Towergate, GRP and MVP.

His current roles include Visiting Professor at Cass Business School in conjunction with the Peter Cullum School for Entrepreneurship. Since investing in Ataraxia Broking Ltd, Peter has brought the benefit of his wealth of experience in the M&A market, along with wider insurer relationships to further enhance our product offerings.

James McCaffrey BA(Hons)

Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 07879 690851
Email: JMcCaffrey@ataraxia.co.uk


James has 35 years' experience in the insurance industry including 3 years working in overseas markets. He has strong, longstanding relationships with our insurer partners which enables Ataraxia brokers to benefit from some of the very best products and services. Having completed a number of successful minority investments during his 6 year tenure as CEO of Minority Venture Partners, James understands that each business is unique and has a wealth of experience in achieving the right solutions for all parties.

Adam Boakes

Phone: 07817 039555
Email: aboakes@ataraxia.co.uk


Adam’s career has spanned both broking and underwriting, so, safe to say, he has witnessed the challenges from both sides of the insurance fence! Adam is a “people person” and strives to ensure that everyone sees value from the investment. Adam’s day to day responsibilities within Ataraxia include new investment opportunities along-side heavy involvement in ensuring that the current group brokers’ ambitions are fully supported.

Luke Clarke Dip CII

Phone: 07773 018549
Email: lukeclarke@ataraxia.co.uk


Luke’s career has always been within the broking sector, having experience from claims through to client facing executive. Luke’s skillset includes negotiation and relationship building, which assist in his role, liaising with broker and insurer partners to ensure the placement strategy is adhered to by all parties. Luke also heads up the Broking Team ensuring the Relationship Managers’ targets are met.

Helen O’Neill BA (Hons)

Phone: 07980 292218
Email: honeill@ataraxia.co.uk


Helen’s career in insurance started in the broker sector, with experience of both independents and nationals, followed by 10 years with Close Brothers Premium Finance. Helen is a strong relationship builder, and enjoys meeting new brokers and getting to know their issues. A good listener, Helen thrives on helping find solutions to complex situations. This works well with new investment opportunities, and the continued development of our existing group brokers.

Jonathan Stone Cert CII

Phone: 07710 240034
Email: jstone@ataraxia.co.uk


With nearly 30 years’ experience from both an underwriting and broking perspective, Jon is well served to act as the link between group brokers and our partner insurers, to ensure risks are bound in accordance with our placement strategy. Effective communication and negotiation skills are an absolute must to manage and monitor group performance.
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