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La Playa: Insurance with Intelligence®

Private Client Team

Helen Hollins ACII

Helen Hollins ACII

Senior Account Executive

Mobile: +646 665 7737 Email: click to email

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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Jennifer Torres

Jennifer Torres

Account Handler

Direct Tel:646 665 7861 Email: click to email

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.

Mark Boon ACII

Mark Boon ACII

CEO

Direct Tel:917 842 6632 Email: click to email

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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Mike Taylor-West ACII

Mike Taylor-West ACII

Director Private Client and Marine

Direct Tel:646 665 7737 Mobile: +44 (0) 7500 109737 Email: click to email

Mike is a Maritime Business & Marine Law alumnus of the Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth. He is also a graduate of Britannia Royal Naval College, and a Chartered Insurance Broker. Mike brings over 20 years of international private client and marine insurance experience, passion and enthusiasm to La Playa. Mike is also a keen sailor, windsurfer and skier.

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