Classic Insurance Services Classic Insurance Services, Vantage House,
Redfields Industrial Park, Redfields Lane,
GU52 0RD Church Crookham,
Hampshire,
02076558040

Meet the dedicated, dynamic team behind Classic Insurance Services.

We believe that our team represents the cream of the crop and this is what sets us apart from our competitors. Our level of expertise is so highly regarded by insurers that the company are empowered to agree values on cars worth many millions. This saves our clients the time and expenses of an independent valuation.

Our first class team

Rod Mitchell
Managing Director

Rod Mitchell

Managing Director


020 7655 8041
07889 183 995

rod@classicsltd.co.uk

Rod Mitchell joined John Scott & Partners, a pioneer of classic car insurance, from General Accident in 1977. Rod was responsible for the Commercial Insurance Division and, in 1989, he created the first policy specifically for the classic motor trade (dealers, restorers auction houses etc), a policy that also became the standard for major collectors.

It was hugely successful with unique features including the “subrogation waiver” which brought traders and collectors together, and it remains the basis for the majority of these policies to this day. Rod looked after all of the leading auction houses including Christies, Sothebys, Brooks and Coys and he attended their auctions in the UK, US and Europe.

In 1995 JS&P were acquired by Aon to complement their High Net Worth division and the classic car area grew with the addition of Bain Clarkson’s 50,000 classic book and then Footman James’ 100,000 classic book.

Rod was Aon’s ‘Global Product Champion’ for classic cars and he set up new operations in the US and throughout Europe. He also oversaw the addition of the Private Client division to the portfolio that included various units including Fine Art, Farms, Country Estates and Family Offices to make Aon by far and away the largest HNW broker in the UK.

Rod retired early in 2008 having been CEO and then Chairman of the combined divisions but was retained as a ”Friend of Aon “ for mentoring and advice. This required him to carry out appraisals on high value cars (mainly £1m plus) that were acceptable to the leading insurers.

In 2010, when Aon’s classic business was transferred to the Midlands, Rod decided to reunite the specialist team and return to the industry with a new business, Classic Insurance Services Ltd.

Carole Pearson
Head of Private Clients

Carole Pearson

Head of Private Clients


020 7655 8042
07712 089 316

carole@classicsltd.co.uk

Carole Pearson joined John Scott & Partners in 1981 and initially looked after clients with Classic Cars and Vintage/Veteran vehicles before she moved on to head up the High Value Home Insurance unit.

When JS&P were acquired by Aon in 1995, Carole was responsible for the Private Client Division, which grew further with the acquisition of Bain Clarkson in 2007.  As Head of the Private Client Division, Carole managed approximately 200 staff across seven regional offices.

Carole then became the coverholder and underwriter on behalf of insurers for all the specialists – Home, Fine Art and Country Homes & Estate products – in what was now the largest High Net Worth broker in the UK.

Carole left Aon in February 2012 and joined Classic Insurance Services in March to launch the High Value Private Client unit which offers a tailored specialist solution for Home and Motor that meets the individual lifestyle needs of our clients.  Carole recognises that a one size fits all approach to insurance is frequently inappropriate and she will take the time to understand the individual clients requirements before arranging the appropriate cover.

Roger Clark
Motor Trade Sales Manager

Roger Clark

Motor Trade Sales Manager


020 7655 8048
07720 967 669

roger@classicsltd.co.uk

Roger started his working life in 1993 with a high street broker dealing with motor, household and travel insurance. He joined Rod Mitchell’s team at Aon in 2001 as part of the specialist team looking after small individual collectors before moving in 2002 to the motor trade team to look after approximately 200 classic motor traders and high net worth private collectors.

In 2007 Roger took on responsibility for new business in the specialist motor trade team, placing cover for a variety of collectors, motor traders and motor sport teams.

In 2010 Roger made the difficult decision to leave and he spent the next 12 months working for a national broker arranging policies for the general motor trade industry. Roger then reunited with his Classic Insurance Services colleagues in 2011. He is a motoring enthusiast and a keen motorcyclist.

Teresa Taylor
Motor Trade Sales Manager

Teresa Taylor

Motor Trade Sales Manager


0121 227 3333
07718 244 405

teresa@classicsltd.co.uk

Teresa started her insurance career in the mid 70s as an Underwriter with Eagle Star, with a good all-round grounding in both commercial and personal insurances.  After a short career break to have her family, Teresa joined Zurich in the mid-nineties and was then asked to join HSBC Insurance Brokers in 2005 as a New Business Executive. It was here that Teresa became an Account Manager looking after a large swathe of business in the Midlands.

The chance to join Aon at their Footman James business arose in 2007 and Teresa quickly became a valued member of the team, travelling thousands of miles across the country to look after the needs of Specialist Motor Traders, Restorers and the like.

In mid-2013, the exciting opportunity to join the successful team at Classic Insurance Services Ltd was too good to miss.  Teresa joined the business at a time of exceptional growth to be reunited with her old colleagues and clients.

Teresa’s car of choice would be a DB5.

Simon Webb
Private Client Sales Manager

Simon Webb

Private Client Sales Manager


020 7655 8057
07710 089 615

simon@classicsltd.co.uk

Simon’s love of classic and performance cars started at a very early age. It was an interest that grew into a lifelong passion that followed him through a varied, customer focused career.

Simon started his career running his family’s chauffeur company for eight years before progressing into a range of sales and managerial positions. Throughout, Simon’s heart has always been within the automotive industry.

Spending his spare time researching classic and performance vehicles and monitoring values and trends, Simon decided to pursue a career in the classic car field. He set up a restoration business specialising in purchasing, restoring and selling air-cooled Porsche 911s.

An opportunity to combine his passion for customer service and his love of all things automotive led Simon to his role at Classic Insurance Services.

A true Porsche fan, his fantasy garage would include a 1973 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight a 2011 GT3 RS 4.0 and a 1980 930 Turbo.

Tammy Hickey
Motor Trade Team Manager

Tammy Hickey

Motor Trade Team Manager


020 7655 8051
07834 770 881

tammy@classicsltd.co.uk

Tammy started her working life in 1998 working for a high street broker dealing with Motor, Household and Travel insurance.

She joined Rod Mitchell’s team at Aon in 2001 as part of the specialist team looking after small, individual collectors before moving in 2002 to the Motor Trade team to look after approximately 200 motor traders and High Net Worth private collectors.

In 2007 Tammy left Aon to join classic car broker Aston Scott, but has  returned to join the old team at Classic Insurance Services in February 2014.

Vicky Packham
Private Client Team Manager

Vicky Packham

Private Client Team Manager


020 7655 8053
07808 331 181

vicky@classicsltd.co.uk

Vicky gained her first experience of insurance whilst working within the finance industry in 2009. Moving on to A-Plan insurance, she specialised in non-standard and specialist household insurance.

After achieving her Cert CII qualification she moved onto Aon to join their private client division where she was a high net worth client manager looking after a book of 350-400 clients.

She joined us in 2015, excited to learn more about the classic car insurance market, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge from her private client experience.

Neale Matulewicz-Boyle
Motor Trade Client Manager

Neale Matulewicz-Boyle

Motor Trade Client Manager


020 7655 8045
07824 849 629

neale@classicsltd.co.uk

Neale started his working life in the hospitality business, and joined the insurance world in 2001 with A-Plan Insurance to deal with personal lines Motor and Home Insurance. As a travel and personal accident specialist, Neale also helped set up their dedicated travel insurance office.

In 2003, Neale’s interest in classic and specialist cars took off when he joined a team specialising in high net worth motor and household cover, in partnership with Aviva.

He then moved to AON in 2006 where he became a part of Rod’s highly specialised, Classic Motor Trade team, looking after the classic motor trade and large private collections. While at Aon, Neale was granted senior authority levels with the underwriter, to allow them to administer all aspect of the clients’ insurance needs by dealing in both the Company and Lloyds Market.

A true classic car fan, Neale’s favourites are the Jaguar XKSS and Ferrari 250 SWB.

Tony Oakley
Motor Trade Client Manager

Tony Oakley

Motor Trade Client Manager


020 7655 8043
07808 641 445

tony@classicsltd.co.uk

Tony has worked in the insurance business since 1994, spending the first years of his career with two high street brokers. He joined Aon in 2001 as part of a small team looking after small individual collectors before moving on, in 2005, to look after approximately 200 large collectors and motor traders.

Tony then moved to a small independent broker in Reigate, dealing with standard motor as well as mid to high net worth home insurance, and a number of motor trade accounts.

In April 2011, Tony teamed up with his former colleague, Rod, to create Classic Insurance Services.

Tony is an avid Portsmouth FC, darts and cricket fan, and in motoring terms he is a fan of Porsches.

Matthew Doran
Motor Trade Client Manager

Matthew Doran

Motor Trade Client Manager


020 7655 8055
07824 415 970

matthew@classicsltd.co.uk

Matthew started his insurance career in 2001 with a high street broker first dealing with private motor insurance before running the household department and eventually becoming assistant office manager. He then spent a year from 2003 – 2004 as a partner running his own franchise insurance broker before joining Rod Mitchell’s team at Aon in 2004 initially as part of the specialist team looking after small individual collectors. Moving into a relationship management role Matthew looked after high profile / high networth private motor policies before moving in 2006 to the motor trade team to look after approximately 200 classic motor traders and high net worth private collectors.

In 2008 Matthew joined Roger Clark in running the new business team in the specialist motor trade area, placing cover for a variety of collectors, motor traders and motor sport teams.

Moving from the classic motor trade world in 2010 Matthew spent the next 6 years working for one of the world’s largest brokers running the new business department for the dedicated motor trade division arranging policies for the general motor trade industry.

Matthew has now reunited with his Classic Insurance Services colleagues after making the decision to leave the corporate multinational world and is looking forward to getting back to building relationships with clients again.

As a WIKF Karate instructor Matthew teaches children from 4 – 16 twice a week and is a keen golfer and fly fisherman.

Dean West
Motor Trade Client Manager

Dean West

Motor Trade Client Manager


020 7655 8061
07803 426 583

dean@classicsltd.co.uk

Dean started his career working in insurance in 1992 dealing with motor and household policies at high street brokers Swinton, but was soon travelling around the local offices helping to cover any staff shortages around the branch network. He then moved to Equitas in 1995 to deal with Reinsurance claims emanating from the Lloyds market, managing a team of claims technicians from 1997 to 2001.

He then moved to Aon’s Classic Traders team originally in Woking (later moving to Farnborough) as a client manager reporting to Rod Mitchell. In 2007 he took up a position with Allianz insurance as a Motor Trade underwriter, dealing with brokers in the South East looking after modern car garages and dealerships.

After a short break for family reasons he spent time at a local assurance brokerage acting as their compliance manager before re-joining his old colleagues at Classic Insurance Services as a Motor Trade client manager in June 2017.

Sam Aslett
Motor Trade Client Manager

Sam Aslett

Motor Trade Client Manager


020 7655 8062
07701 371 718

sam@classicsltd.co.uk

Sam has worked in insurance since 1997, initially with AON looking after Private Collectors. He joined the Classic Motor Trade team at Aston Lark (Previously Aston Scott) in 2010, initially looking after a portfolio of Classic Motor Trade and Private Collector’s before becoming more involved with management of the business.

He has recently joined Classic Insurance Services to reunite with his former colleagues in the Classic Motor Trade Team and is looking forward to building a great relationship with his new clients.

Lea Davies
Motor Trade Client Manager

Lea Davies

Motor Trade Client Manager


020 7655 8095

lea@classicsltd.co.uk

Lea started working in Motor Trade Insurance in 2009 for a Motor Trade brokerage looking after their road risk clients. After 7 years she decided to migrate over to claims management, initially for theft and damage of mobile phones & small gadgets then moving on to Employer Income Protection claims management.

After 3 years in claims, she has returned to Motor Trade and look forward to working in the classic vehicle sector and working with my own book of clients.

After raising her two children and recently waving them off to University and College, Lea is really looking forward to spending more time getting out and about. She especially enjoys a long walk in the countryside, climbing up a decent hill and on the occasional mountain.

Alexandra Dervan
Private Client Manager

Alexandra Dervan

Private Client Manager


020 7655 8044
07808 641 444

alexandra@classicsltd.co.uk

Alexandra started her insurance career in the personal insurance division of Legal & General in 1987, two years before she joined Rod Mitchell at John Scott and Partners.

JS&P were specialists in all manner of vehicles of the vintage, veteran and classic era including, most unusually, traction engines and steam rollers. Alexandra looked after clients owning not only these but also individual, lower-value classic cars such as Austin 7, Ford Model T and Bentleys, in addition to private homes, farms, yachts and other personal insurances.

In 1996 Alexandra transferred to the specialist classic team, where she looked after many high profile collections and well known trade specialists, and it was during this time that Aon acquired JS&P. After a break to have her family, Alexandra rejoined the team in 2009, quickly regaining senior underwriting authority and looking after a number of familiar clients, many of whom have already become clients of Classic Insurance Services.

Alexandra has more than 20 years classic insurance experience and she has a genuine interest in classic cars, with Aston Martin being a particular favourite.

Elizabeth Dawson-Marsh
Private Client Manager

Elizabeth Dawson-Marsh

Private Client Manager


020 7655 8059
07702 914 004

elizabeth@classicsltd.co.uk

Elizabeth started her insurance career in motor and household personal lines at high street brokers Swinton in 1997, moving to Aon’s Classic Traders and Collectors team in Farnborough with Rod Mitchell and Carole Pearson in 2008.

Subsequently joining Aon’s Wealth Protection team until leaving them to work for Stackhouse Poland in their St James’s Place Private Clients department in 2014.

We convinced her to return to the team at Classic Insurance Services in March 2017.

Hayley Lott
Private Client Manager

Hayley Lott

Private Client Manager


020 7655 8093
07706 291 228

hayley@classicsltd.co.uk

Hayley started her insurance career in 1997 working for Legal & General dealing with motor, household and travel insurance. She joined Aon, working with Rod and Carole in 2002 where she gained her experience in dealing with Private Clients and their needs for high value homes, performance vehicles and classic cars. Hayley has also dealt with some of the UK’s largest commercial property owners advising on insurance for multi million pound portfolios.

Having taken time away from paid employment to spend time to raise her young family, Hayley returns to work to be alongside old friends and colleagues where she wants to continue to show her genuine passion for what she does.

Outside of work Hayley is kept busy by her two young daughters. When she can rest, it’s conversation and a bottle of red wine with her fiancée to help her relax.

Hercules Kaminarides
Private Client Manager

Hercules Kaminarides

Private Client Manager


020 7655 8052
07834 770 880

hercules@classicsltd.co.uk

Hercules started his insurance career as a trainee assistant manager in 1985 with Autocover Insurance Brokers.

He then worked for Swintons for 18 years before joining Aon in their Wealth Protection Division in 2007.

He looked after a client portfolio worth £1.6 million and we convinced him to join us in February 2014 to expand our Private Client Division.

Leigh Campbell
Private Client Manager

Leigh Campbell

Private Client Manager


020 7655 8066
07843 342 239

leigh@classicsltd.co.uk

Leigh has worked in insurance since 2010, initially with Zurich Municipal looking after Public Sector clients dealing within Commercial Package insurance products Material Damage – Property, Business Interruption, Liability (Public and Employers), Motor, Engineering, Personal Accident, Computer, Directors and Officers, Trustees Indemnity, Professional Indemnity, and Libel and Slander. The sectors dealt within at Zurich Municipal are Local Authority, Housing, Health, Universities, Schools, Charities and Social Organisations. After 8 and a half years with Zurich Municipal Leigh then moved to PIUA in Petersfield, Hampshire Property Initiative Underwriting Agency (PIUA) as a Property Owners Account Manager dealing with Property Owners Insurance and Liability.

He joined Classic Insurance Services in our Private Clients team in July 2019. He is pleased to be managing his own portfolio of high net worth Private Clients, bringing with him a wide breadth of experience, including being Cert CII qualified, and is excited to learn more about the classic car insurance market.

Leigh is an avid Arsenal FC fan and in his spare time he is a Volunteer Football Coach for his local U8 football team. In motoring terms he is a huge fan of F1 with his idol being Ayrton Senna.

Laura Collyear
Assistant Client Manager

Laura Collyear

Assistant Client Manager


020 7655 8049

laura@classicsltd.co.uk

Laura didn’t start her career in insurance but as a physiotherapist specialising in children with special needs.

After a career break to raise her family and with a desire to re-enter the work place, she is delighted to be part of the dynamic, customer focused team at Classic Insurance Services.

Pippa Wheatley
Assistant Client Manager

Pippa Wheatley

Assistant Client Manager


020 7655 8070

pippa@classicsltd.co.uk

Pippa started working in the insurance industry not long after leaving school, working with Rod Mitchell and Carole Pearson at John Scott & Partners who were later acquired by Aon. Working initially on the classic car team, she then moved onto dealing with the large collectors and Motor Traders and even a brief spell on the household team.

In 2005 she took a break to have her family but returned to work part time at a small local insurance broker for a number of years until she was reunited with all my Aon colleagues at Classic Insurance Services in 2016.

Pippa enjoys spending time with her family, walking her rescue dogs and when she gets the chance to relax with a book and cup of tea or a good movie and a G&T.