Who is Haven Knox-Johnston Commercial

Our background

Haven Knox-Johnston Commercial combines the expertise and knowledge of Haven Knox-Johnston, A-Plan Commercial and Howden Fastnet under one team. Whatever your needs, our marine specialists can find a solution for you and your customers.

Some of our key team members who can help guide your marine business to better cover:


Malcom Stewart

Sailing from a young age, Malcolm went on to forge a semi- professional sailing career in a variety of performance classes around Europe. He stepped into insurance with Groupama working for their claims unit, before he joined Towergate’s commercial marine broking team. Now responsible for leading the commercial marine team, he is passionate about sailing, service, people, and the environment.

Sean McNamara

Sean has been in the insurance industry for 22 years. Starting in general insurance he rapidly realised that sport and leisure insurance was his future. 8 years ago he joined A-Plan which allowed him to focus on niche insurance segments and the challenges they bring. Sean is now assistant manager of the commercial marine business.

Vickie Fox

With over 20 years marine insurance experience working for a variety of insurers and brokers across the UK, Vickie is a technical expert! Her career has spanned both underwriting and account management roles and she loves the challenge of problem solving and finding solutions that others can’t for her clients. Hugely passionate about the sea which is lucky as Vickie comes from the Island of Ireland.

Mike Jeffrey

Mike is an industry veteran of over forty years. During this time, he has built a reputation with his marine clients for delivering brilliant service with an approachable style. His knowledge of Marine Trade insurance is second to none, spending time with GJW Direct and Navigators & General (Zurich) before he joined Haven Knox-Johnston Commercial.

Paul Knox-Johnston

Paul (the nephew of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston) began his career working for a yacht charter company in Falmouth. He has sailed extensively doing delivery trips, sea trials, river trials and yacht racing. Paul was instrumental in bringing back the Haven Knox-Johnston name to the marine community in 2021, delivering a new and fresh approach to boat insurance.

Chaiya Hallard

Chaiya began his insurance life with Lloyds Bank and HSBC, before deciding to focus on marine insurance in 2009 with Towergate and has been serving his loyal clients ever since. Based in Southampton, he covers the South Coast and is always visiting his clients to make sure that they’re receiving the service that he’s known for.

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