About Us

Our clients trust us to look after all types of Commercial Insurance business, but our specialism is bricks and mortar. Commercial Property and Residential Blocks of Flats. That’s our sweet spot.

Originally founded in 2000, Albanwise Insurance Services has grown by effectively and efficiently servicing Managing Agents, Property Investors, RTMs and RMCs across the UK, and by always remembering that your interests are also ours. Our team is experienced and knowledgeable, and as part of a much larger group with multiple property facets, there aren’t many situations that we haven’t seen, and overcome, before. 

Our job is to provide the best advice and ensure that your assets, or those that are entrusted to you to look after, are properly insured with reputable insurers and that any claims are dealt with as seamlessly as possible. Just as you should expect.

Client focused. Commercially aware. Competitive and thorough. Contact one of the team below for a demonstration of what we can do.

Simon Millar

Simon joined AIS in 2020 as the new CEO, and is responsible for both sourcing new clients and running the business to the satisfaction of all stakeholders – clients, staff, insurers and owners.

He has spent the past thirty years involved in real estate insurance in some capacity or another, ranging from in house at Great Portland Estates PLC to being Business Development Director, and more recently a Consultant, in the Real Estate & Construction team at Lockton Companies LLP.

Simon helped found the popular London based Monopoly Network property networking group, and is heavily involved with local rugby throughout the East Midlands having supposedly hung up his boots. In addition, he is Chair of Trustees for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a Norfolk based charity supporting bereaved children who lose a parent in the Armed Forces, and is a Court Assistant in the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers, a City Livery Company.

Chris Rowell Cert CII

Chris is the Client Manager at AIS, responsible for making sure that the team runs smoothly in delivering the best client service possible, as well as taking a leading role in the development and management of new business opportunities.

Having had 17 years’ experience as a real estate insurance broker at both Hamilton Fraser and AIS, Chris has focused on new business and client management throughout his career, managing the insurance requirements of freeholders, managing agents and wholesale insurance brokers.

Outside of work Chris enjoys keeping fit in the gym as well as playing golf, football, go-karting and snooker. When he gets the chance to go away, he also loves to go skiing, and is a confirmed Arsenal fan.

Lea Nergaard Cert CII

Lea is one of our Senior Client Advisers, looking after a portfolio of predominantly property related clients, and is also our Commercial Insurance specialist responsible for a growing number of SME requirements.

Vastly experienced with 29 years in the insurance world, the majority of the time with Lucas Fettes & Partners, Lea handles renewals, deals with new business enquiries, and helps to manage key client relationships.

Three children and a grandchild apparently leave little time for hobbies although Lea does enjoy watching football. She loves to travel with a target to visit at least one new country every year, and is also partial to some fine dining.

Ann Kelly

Ann is another of our Senior Client Advisers, looking after a portfolio of important property clients, and actively providing support to other members of the team.

She has 17 years’ experience within the insurance market, having dealt with various real estate professionals, asset managers, managing agents, solicitors and direct clients during her previous client facing roles at a variety of well regarded property insurance brokers including Bluefin and PIB.

In her spare time, Ann enjoys music, travelling, socialising, and supporting Ireland during the Six Nations.

Caroline Bullard Cert CII

Caroline is our Claims Manager, handling losses for clients directly with insurers, and also monitoring any Loss Adjuster controlled claims.

Cert CII qualified, she has thirteen years’ experience handling property, liability and Contractors All Risks claims, firstly in-house at Skanska Construction, and latterly with AIS.

Having a daughter and two rabbits keeps Caroline busy at home, but in any spare time she loves to cook & bake, as well as holidaying back home in Barbados.

We’re part of a bigger Group………..

We are property people. As a subsidiary of Albanwise Wallace Estates, we are part of a diverse property group with substantial interests in property investment, property management, insurance, agriculture and renewable energy. So we really understand our clients, and more importantly, what they expect from their insurance broker. www.albanwisewallaceestates.com

Get in touch

Whether you want to confirm new instructions, enquire about a quote, or simply to ask a question, please use the form opposite, leaving contact details, and a member of our team will get back to you promptly.

If you have all the information required to obtain an insurance quotation for any Commercial Property or Block of Flats, please complete our proposal form and email it to info@albanwiseinsurance.co.uk – all submissions will be acknowledged so you know we’re working on it.

    Get in touch

    Whether you want to confirm new instructions, enquire about a quote, or simply to ask a question, please use the form opposite, leaving contact details, and a member of our team will get back to you promptly.

    If you have all the information required to obtain an insurance quotation for any Commercial Property or Block of Flats, please complete our proposal form and email it to info@albanwiseinsurance.co.uk – all submissions will be acknowledged so you know we’re working on it.