Our Team

David González de Sousa

Director

David has a Business Administration and Management degree. He has worked in the financial services for more than 10 years in different areas. He started working in the Banking Industry where he has developed a quick and successful career within the Bank. He was finally signed by Herrero Brigantina 4 years ago to develop the business growth strategy in Spain, having coursed in the meantime several courses of Compliance and AML procedures. As a result of his great commitment and success, he was appointed Managing Director at Blacksmith and Brigantine.

Germán Alvarez Hevia Urdangaray

Business Development Manager

Germán has a Msc in Advanced Chemical Engineering and a MSc in International Business Management. He has worked in several international companies in the chemical manufacturing and energy sectors. He has been involved as well in the financial services working as Manager of the Underwriting and Sales Department for Herrero Brigantina, an international insurance broker group from Spain. He is currently leading the business developing strategy of North Atlantic Insurance Broker and also assisting in the underwriting department at Blacksmith and Brigantine.

David Lucas

Branch Manager

David is CII qualified and has a degree in English Studies. With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, he started as a Claims handler for an insurance broker in Costa Blanca, Alicante, and after one year he joined Mapfre as a Team Leader, where he remained until he moved to the UK in 2008. His latest role before joining Blacksmith and Brigantine was as a Corporate Account Executive at Marsh Commercial, where he managed to service and develop a solid book of clients for 6 years.

Ash Cundapen

Commercial Account Executive

Ash began her career within the insurance industry starting off as an insurance administrator 6 years ago. Since then, she has worked incredibly hard to progress her career which resulted in building her own commercial lines book of business from the ground up. Ash’s tenacity and drive has allowed her to become a successful commercial account executive by putting her own stamp on the insurance market by providing her clients with the highest level of customer service as well as extremely competitive and extensive insurance rates. In a short period of time Ash has become an expert within the commercial insurance sector and her motivation and enthusiasm will continue to aid her success having joined Blacksmith and Brigantine.

Max Pocock

Commercial Account Executive

Max started his insurance career working for a large corporate broker around 10 years ago, he started his career in personal lines but quickly moved into a commercial account handler role dealing a range of mid-market to corporate clients. Max then made the decision to become self-employed and successfully built a book of construction business which he continues to manage and grow to this day. Moving forward with Blacksmith & Brigantine Max will continue to grow his book with a particular focus on maintaining high levels of customer service which he believes has been the key to his success so far.

Rafael Rodrigo-Morgan

Commercial Account Executive

Rafael is CII Qualified and has a degree in Business Studies. With over 8 years experience in the UK Insurance industry, He started out in a specialised role dealing with clients who had adverse history in regards to insurance or legal issues as well as dealing with Taxis, Fleets and Commercial vehicles in the Hampton Hill area. His previous role before joining Blacksmith & Brigantine was with A-Plan Epsom Commercial Team. Rafael’s wealth of experience has allowed him to transition into the commercial accountant role looking to grown his book of business through customer service and knowledge of the UK insurance market which allow him to give confidence to his clients and peers.

Tatiana Guritenco

Account Handler

Being a qualified Insurance Professional in Canada, Montreal and working in the insurance sector for more than 9 years, Tatiana started her career in the claims department as a claims account handler and after as a Private and Commercial Property Claims Adjuster. Before moving to London, she worked as Quality Insurance Analyst in Marketing. She possesses solid communication aptitudes in building rapport with individuals of different professional levels, cultures and backgrounds, is regarded for achieving high client satisfaction rate and is a proficient speaker in English, French, Russian and Romanian.