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Charlene Gill

Account Executive
Direct Tel: 646 665 7737
Mobile: 917 715 4672
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Charlene joined us in 2014, bringing perspective from both underwriting and broking. She has worked for over 22 years in both Personal and Commercial insurance, with the last 14 years being focused on underwriting risks related to the Entertainment Industry.  With twin boys, most of her free time is spent cheering on favorite NY sports teams: Jets, Mets, Nets, and of course Let’s Go Rangers! 

Mark Boon ACII

CEO (LP Global)
Direct Tel: 917 842 6632
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With thirty years' experience, Mark specialises in insurance for the creative sectors, where his expertise has seen him handle multi-million dollar claims. An "early adopter", Mark is passionate about innovation and creativity, and has designed many specialist niche insurance programmes himself. Mark is one very few insurance professionals both licensed in New York State and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London.

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Jennifer Torres

Account Handler
Direct Tel: 646 665 7737
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Jennifer Torres joined our New York office in 2016, having worked in the insurance industry for over 15 years.   She began her experience in fine art and entertainment insurance and has a very ‘can-do’ attitude to broking.  Jennifer loves to entertain and socialize with friends and family.  She has a young daughter and volunteers on the school PTA Board.   

Mike Taylor-West ACII

Director, Private Client and Marine
Direct Tel: 646 665 7737
Mobile: +44 (0) 7500 109737
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Mike is a Maritime Business & Marine Law alumnus of the Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth UK. He is also a graduate of Britannia Royal Naval College, and a Chartered Insurance Broker. Mike brings over 20 years of international private client insurance experience, passion and enthusiasm to La Playa. Mike is also a keen windsurfer and skier. 

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Helen Hollins

Senior Account Executive
Direct Tel: 646 665 7737
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A graduate of Sheffield University, Helen joined La Playa in 2016 after 12 years in the Aviation division of Willis, London. Helen has significant broking experience with both large corporations and private individuals, and is highly dedicated to her clients. Helen is mother of two young daughters, a keen singer, and occasionally a Clog dancer.

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I value the personal approach. I have one main point of contact, who remembers who I am and what policies I have in place.

Ann S, Private Client

 

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About La Playa Private Client

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

La Playa Private Client creates a safe space for you to live life to the full, enjoying your family, friends, and assets wherever you are in the world - without worry or hassle.

We can make sense of all your insurance needs - property, yachts and superyachts, high-performance and classic cars, private jets, art, wine and jewelry collections – and your liabilities too. We can pull multiple assets together on a single “portfolio” policy – or if you prefer, take care of each item separately. 

Amid the impersonal and automated world of large insurance corporations, La Playa provides a refreshingly boutique-style service, with individual advice, and cover based on in-depth understanding of your specific situation. After a detailed and confidential review of your needs and priorities, we’ll structure your insurance arrangements so you know you and your family are protected, come what may.  

Advice you can trust

…from an expert who understands you

  • Specialist, global policies for affluent lifestyles
  • Independent, specialist advice
  • Boutique–style, luxury service
  • “Can do” culture
  • Worldwide capability: offices in New York & London
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