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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


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.

Dave Clapp Cert CII

Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 07771 810601


Dave is the newest member of the Ataraxia team, and many will associate his name with the success of County Group, which he took from a single brokerage, into a large group of 30+ brokerages through acquisition. Great deals, and first class customer service was the ethos behind this success, and something that Dave is passionate about. He also brings a wealth of industry contacts and experience to the role.

Luke Clarke DIP CII

Phone: 07773 018549


Luke’s career has always been within the broking sector, having experience from claims through to client facing executive. This industry expertise means that Luke is well placed in the MD role to understand all facets of our business, and the insurance market landscape. Luke’s skillset also includes negotiation and relationship building, which assist in the aspect of his role that involve liaising with broker and insurer partners.

Adam Boakes

Phone: 07817 039555


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.

Helen O’Neill BA (Hons)

Phone: 07980 292218


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


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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