Our ‘go to’ people are:

  • Kellie Daines who manages strategic/key broker relationships for the South team.
  • Simon Hurt who manages strategic/key broker relationships for the North team.
  • Heather Davidson who manages all broker relationships in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
  • Dave Hinks who manages all strategic/key broker relationships for the Central area.

I have worked in the sales & distribution aspect of the Insurance Industry for over 30 years now providing business development to brokers in the North of England and still enjoy the challenges and opportunities this brings. I have been privileged to have held a number of managerial roles during this time and have been working exclusively for Thistle since 2010.

Outside work, I am a qualified football coach and this has allowed me to be involved in grass roots junior football for many years, managing teams from a young age right up to adulthood.

My main aim is to ensure players gain maximum enjoyment from playing this wonderful game, I teach them that it’s not always about winning – although it’s great when this happens!

Simon Hurt

Regional Development Manager – North

M: 07810 816 267

In her role as Regional Development Manager Kellie looks after our South, Southeast and London regions. It’s a position she’s held for nearly four years and it encompasses managing new and existing broker relationships and exploring new opportunities within the region.

In total Kellie has worked in the insurance industry for over 27 years with 15 years spent broking and 12 years in various senior management roles within operations, development & distribution. More recently she has specialised in the wholesale arena. Outside of the office Kellie is a big Science Fiction fan and enjoys travelling.

Kellie Daines

Regional Development Manager – South

M: 07788 305 015

Heather has worked in the Insurance Industry for over 20 years, specialising in Commercial Property and Liability Insurance. She now works in our Belfast office where her role is three fold – leading the Scotland & Northern Ireland underwriting team, underwriting risks and broker development. She especially enjoys the diversity of her role and is passionate about providing market leading service to all of our customers. In her spare time Heather is involved in amateur dramatics and is a big Arsenal fan.

Heather Davidson

Scotland & Northern Ireland Team Manager

T: 02890 518 980

Dave looks after our brokers in the Central region and offers substantial experience in the insurance industry, both in the UK and overseas.

Dave combines his extensive technical insurance knowledge with a hands-on approach and a clear understanding of customer requirements to develop strong broker relationships.

He has over 27 years’ experience, with 17 years covering Business Development roles. Dave is married with two children and enjoys rugby, golf and playing cricket at the weekend.

Dave Hinks

Regional Development Manager – Central

T: 07398 505765