About Us

Maven Public Sector brings together a team with a wealth of experience in the public sector.

Our Key Personnel

John Shaftoe

John Shaftoe, Managing Director

An insurance executive with 40 years' experience, John is a well known figure in the public risk management field.

"Over the years I’ve been involved in insurance and claims management for the Public Sector, and have seen a huge change in this environment. Whilst there are common themes, each organisation is very different and has its own challenges and risk profile. As such it is important that their insurer is flexible enough to assist them in meeting their specific circumstances and challenges."


 

Matt Dawson, Senior Underwriting Manager

enquiries@mavenps.co.uk

+44 (0)207 086 3366

Matt has over 10 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry and most of that time in an Underwriting capacity. Gaining experience from working in General Mid-Market Commercial Insurance 6 years, Matt then moved into the Public-Sector Insurance Underwriting. Matt is responsible for the overall Policy Underwriting lifecycle of Public Sector Policies. Matt works alongside the Maven Public Sector team to provide the main cover types. In addition, he is responsible for our existing client book by providing MTA/query support and regularly meets with Clients and Brokers to oversee and maintain service quality.


 

Amy Cundell, Bid Coordinator

enquiries@mavenps.co.uk

+44 (0)207 086 3366

Amy has over 3 years’ experience coordinating Tenders and works alongside the team to manage timely delivery of all relevant documentation including certificates, invoices and the policy document. Amy manages the renewal process and is the main contact for routine account management and works closely with the authority and their Broker.


Sebastian Widmann 

Sebastian Widmann, Claims Services Team Leader

maven.publicsector.claims@mavenps.co.uk

+44 (0)1737 783665

Seb has over ten years of experience in the insurance claims sector dealing with a variety of liability, property, motor and marine cases. He has experience of working with global corporate clients as well as public sector bodies including Councils, police forces and charities.


 

Dereck Archer, Senior Underwriting Manager

Dereck has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance market including brokers, insurance companies, mutual management and managing general agencies and has an extensive understanding of the exposures that face Public Sector especially the emergency services.

Since 1990, as a specialist underwriter; Dereck has been heavily involved in the construction of tailored insurance wordings in the public-sector market particularly in the fields of Liability and Motor. Dereck takes great store in working in partnership with clients and strengthening liaisons between underwriting and claims.


 

Adam Bayliss, Underwriting Manager

enquiries@mavenps.co.uk

+44 (0)207 086 3366

Adam has over 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry which includes 11 years of Public Sector Insurance Underwriting working for a major public-sector insurer. Adam is responsible for managing a portfolio of accounts across all aspects of service delivery. Adam’s knowledge and experience covers a broad range of areas including technical underwriting, risk control and claims management ensuring the delivery of flexible and tailor-made solutions.


 

Simon Burgess, Claims Services Team Leader

maven.publicsector.claims@mavenps.co.uk

+44 (0)1737 783665

Simon has over ten years’ insurance claims handling experience ranging from commercial property to liability including disease. Simon has experience working with public authorities and global corporate clients.


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