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!

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.

Paul J Coupland Cert CII

Operations Manager
Phone: 07860 728549
Email: pcoupland@ataraxia.co.uk


Paul has been in the Insurance Industry for almost 30 years, and worked the majority of these with two highly respected Leicester based Broking firms.

During this time, Paul gained considerable knowledge and ethics, which have been fundamental in the development of the business and its systems.

He prides himself on being articulate, professional and a “straight talker”, emphasising the need to develop and maintain strong trading relationships with both Brokers and Insurers.

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, John 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.

Paul Bates Cert CII

Phone: 07772 517030
Email: pbates@ataraxia.co.uk


Paul is the newest member of the team at Ataraxia, joining us to look after the expanding number of brokers in Group.

With over 25 years' industry experience, Paul has held positions within both the underwriting and broking disciplines. This experience has helped him to develop strong relationship building, communication and negotiation skills; attributes which ensure that he is able to effectively manage the relationship between group brokers and partner insurers.
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