Meet the Team

Vastly experienced in providing bespoke insurance schemes for the travel industry, our Vantage Underwriting team constantly strive to be innovative in order to offer the best solution for your clients.

Working closely with brokers, our underwriters have a proven track record of producing new products within a short time period whilst ensuring they are fit for purpose, easy to understand, competitively priced and profitable.

Alex Barclay

Alex Barclay

Underwriter

Alex Barclay

Underwriter

Alex joined our underwriting division back in 2012 after being plucked from the company's regional office in 2010, demonstrating an impressive range of skills and industry knowledge in his personal lines experience.

Since November 2015 he has been overseeing the day to day running of the Tour Operators account, including the Crisis Management, Management Liability and Office classes of business.

Alex gained his CII Diploma in 2014 and is now currently working towards his ACII. His hobbies include football (West Ham), skiing, going to the gym and socialising.

Stuart McLaren

Stuart McLaren

Travel Bond Underwriter

Stuart McLaren

Travel Bond Underwriter

Stuart has over 30 years worth of surety experience in the London marketplace, most recently as Lead Trader at RSA for Surety & Contingency Professional and Financial Risks.

In his role with Vantage Underwriting he is responsible for growing the company’s Travel Bond portfolio in the UK and strengthening their broker relationships within this market.

Daniel Wales-Harding

Daniel Wales-Harding

Assistant Underwriter

Daniel Wales-Harding

Assistant Underwriter

Daniel joined the underwriting division in October 2015 after being given the opportunity to progress from the company’s regional office in Brentwood.

He joined the Brentwood office in January 2012 as part of the touring caravan team where he gained 3 years of industry knowledge and personal lines experience. In his role as an Underwriter he deals with Caravan & Trailer, Holiday Homes, Residential, Clubs & Societies, Photographers and Tour Operators classes of business.

Daniel is very much a foodie and spice lover. He enjoys trying many different cuisines, strange menu items and all kinds of chillies. He is particularly fond of slow roasted lamb madras.

In November 2018 Daniel proudly completed his Certificate in Insurance (CII).

Jane Ager

Jane Ager

Underwriter's Assistant

Jane Ager

Underwriter's Assistant

Jane has worked at Vantage Insurance Services since 1998 as PA to the Chief Operations Officer and Office Manager in her primary capacity.

Jane’s day to day tasks also include assisting the Underwriting team. She brings a strong administration and secretarial background to the role. Jane pulls together internal and external resources to ensure deadlines are met and provides core operational efficiency to the business.

In her spare time Jane enjoys going to the gym, reading, watching live bands and socialising with friends.

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