Key People


Gary Burke

Group Executive Chairman and CEO

Gary is a serial insurance entrepreneur specialising in the Fine Art and Private Client Markets who has successfully founded and grown both Home and Legacy Insurance Services and iPrism Underwriting Agency. In 2016 Gary established the Eaton Gate group of companies that includes specialist MGAs Artsure, Eaton Gate Commercial and Broker Express.

Jonathan Matthews

Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan joined the Eaton Gate group having previously been COO at Pioneer Underwriters. Jonathan qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC and has held senior positions at Beazley Group, Liberty Syndicates and Ryan Speciality Group. Jonathan is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Alastair Speare-Cole

Independent Non-Executive Director

Alastair joined Eaton Gate in October 2017 to take up the position of Independent Non-Executive Director. He has more than 30 years of experience in reinsurance across all lines of business. Alastair was Chief Underwriting Officer for Qatar Reinsurance Company Limited and prior to that he served as a Co-Chief Executive Officer of JLT Towers Re Limited. Initially, he started his career as a graduate trainee at Jardine Matheson after graduating from University of Oxford in Geology and Geophysics. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a Chartered Insurance Professional and a Fellow of the Geological Society in the UK.

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