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Meet The Team

Peter Dalton
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Risk Officer

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in the London insurance market, which he has supported with academic achievement by completing a Masters in Insurance and Risk Management (MSc) with distinction and obtaining fellowship status with the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII).

Peter started his career in claims rising to Global Head of Claims of a medium sized broker, before moving to more strategic roles including Administration Officer and Chief Risk Officer. 

Peter brings a wealth of experience, joining from medium-sized brokers going through constant change, his role has often been varied and he was keen for that to continue.

His new roles working closely with the Managing Director to ensure the group has robust systems and controls with efficient and innovative products and processes for clients.

Laura Ferguson
Director – Trade Credit

Laura is a Director at Parker Norfolk with responsibility of setting up a London and Birmingham Trade Credit operation. Her responsibilities are to establish a Trade Credit book of business and service it to a high standard with her team.

Laura has worked in the Trade Credit Insurance industry for 24 years. During that time, she worked for Sedgwick and subsequently Marsh as a Senior Client Executive with a portfolio of strategic clients and was promoted to Practice Leader run the region before joining PNP. She has a wide knowledge of the retail, food, and drink sectors among others. Her core values are being innovative, client focused and always aiming to get the best results for clients.

Prior to working life, she lived in Canada and Singapore. She has a Law Degree and a Diploma in Legal Practice. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, and horse riding.

Rob Farquharson
Director – Trade Credit

Rob has over 16 years Trade Credit experience working with clients and underwriters to structure and place insurance policies and facilities to meet the client’s requirements.

As an innovator, he has negotiated facilities for some of the UK’s major businesses. Rob is excellent at building client relationships and developing new products and opportunities for specialist industries, in particular Banking and Finance.

He started his credit insurance career with the underwriter Euler Hermes before joining the broking community, where he has developed strong relationships providing exceptional bespoke insurance solutions.

In his spare time you will find Rob exploring the countryside with his family, tackling hills on his road bike and playing football in the garden with his son.

Richard Bishop
Director - Financial & Political Risks

Richard is an experienced insurance professional with over 30 years working in both international and UK markets as both an underwriter and broker, with a detailed knowledge on the creation and operation of underwriting facilities using an MGA/MGU platform.

An acknowledged expert in the field of Islamic insurance and reinsurance (Takaful/ReTakaful) including the creation and structuring of capacity and products by financial institutions in support of insurance markets based in the EMEA regions, and is an author of a number of Shariah Rulings (fatwa) defining Shariah compliance for insurance carriers in the London Market including both insurance company and Lloyd’s syndicate capacity, operating both as Takaful “windows” of conventional risk capital and for those utilising fully Shariah compliant risk capital.

He is a key industry speaker and author of many articles on the nature and benefits of Shariah compliant insurance and reinsurance protection and was the founder of both the first UK based Shariah compliant broker, and co-founder of the first Shariah compliant MGA and Lloyd’s Coverholder.

Rob Farquharson
Director – Trade Credit

Rob has over 16 years Trade Credit experience working with clients and underwriters to structure and place insurance policies and facilities to meet the client’s requirements.

As an innovator, he has negotiated facilities for some of the UK’s major businesses. Rob is excellent at building client relationships and developing new products and opportunities for specialist industries, in particular Banking and Finance.

He started his credit insurance career with the underwriter Euler Hermes before joining the broking community, where he has developed strong relationships providing exceptional bespoke insurance solutions.

In his spare time you will find Rob exploring the countryside with his family, tackling hills on his road bike and playing football in the garden with his son.

Cathy Brayne
Client Services Manager

Cathy Brayne has 40+ years of experience in Trade Credit Insurance. Prior to joining Parker Norfolk & Partners Ltd, Cathy worked for a number of the UK’s leading broking houses. Her responsibilities included placing and managing the administration of policies for clients, providing risk solutions and above all providing a high level of client service.

Prior to working as a broker, Cathy was a Team Leader at Barclays Bank managing their finance schemes supported by trade credit insurance policies which followed her first job with Export Credits Guarantee Department back in 1974.

In her spare time, Cathy likes to enjoy life, reading, listening to music, going to concerts and the theatre and holidays!

Rupert E B Cutler
Director – Financial & Political Risks

Rupert heads up the Financial & Political Risks Division which specialises supporting business within the continent of Africa and MENA for banks and financiers, export credit agencies, investors, contractors, extractive industries and traders across multiple sectors. Product design, day-to day administration and claims handling are all handled in-house.  

Rupert has a law degree from University College Cardiff and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute being a Chartered Insurance Broker. He is a regular speaker at African Export and Investment focussed conferences within Africa and Europe.

Innovation, tenacity and a why not attitude combined with three decades of experience enables a personal service and success for our customers.

Oliver Gregory
Associate – Financial & Political Risks

Oliver joins with 5 years’ experience in Banking, having worked in Trade Finance, specifically in the Distribution sphere for a number of years.

Whilst working in the Banking Market, Oliver’s foremost responsibility was looking after Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Institutions (primarily based) in the Middle East. Most recently, he was also responsible for the relationships between his Bank and the wider Insurance Market.

Oliver complements his time in the Banking market with a First Class degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Oliver brings his unique experience and understanding to the table, having a tremendous grasp of what Financial Institutions require to best penetrate and make optimum use of the wider Insurance Market.

Stuart Thomas
Director – Specie

Stuart is now on his 30th year insuring risks in the Specie world. From cash in transit and precious metal mining to fine art collections and jewellery manufacturers, there is very little he hasn’t been exposed to.

Whether it is the largest precious metal risk ever insured in Lloyd’s of London to the transit of goods into sanctioned countries with appropriate permissions, Stuart has considerable experience of the vast and varied nature of the specie market.

Insurance is one thing but understanding a client’s business is more important. To support this principle Stuart has spent seven years working directly in the secure logistics industry, seeing first hand the risks faced by clients that mine, refine, manufacture, trade, restore, process, and securely store all kinds of valuable items.