Our Team

Alan Bannister

Alan qualified as a solicitor in 1975 and during that time specialised in insurance and insurance related litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution with a number of City firms including the firm that he founded in 1983 with Bill Jarvis. A large part of the practice related to professional indemnity work especially for brokers.

More recently he has been heavily involved in business development, risk assessment and related practicing issues for Solicitors and regulatory advice and assistance for both Solicitors and general insurance brokers.

Alan has been vice-chair of the Lexcel committee of the Law Society since its inception in 1998. He continues in practice as a consultant to Carter Perry Bailey LLP.

John Gregson BSc (Hons) FCII

John was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 1977 and has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry gained as an underwriter, a Lloyd's broker and as a risk manager in industry. He has assisted a number of GI brokers and Lloyd's managing agents both to prepare for FSA regulation and how to adapt their practices to ensure compliance with it. In 2006 he was appointed as a Special Adviser to the FSA, helping to train their supervisors to conduct ARROW assessments. In 2007 he was appointed CEO of Advantage Broker the regulatory arm of Vizards Wyeth, solicitors and subsequently he formed his own consultancy firm, Neo Consultancy Limited.

John's strengths are in delivering solutions to regulatory problems that are practical and proportionate and that help clients improve their offering to their customers.

David Goodley

David has over 15 years experience as an in-house compliance officer in the insurance sector having held positions at Lloyds TSB, Marsh, Barbon Insurance Group and Tesco Bank. He joined Callidus Solutions in 2010 and formed his own consultancy, City Compliance, in 2012. He is experienced in risk identification, assessment and management and in managing the compliance obligations of firms that have networks of appointed representatives.

David's strengths are in technical regulatory matters including FSA Authorisations, additional permissions and change in control applications as well as all aspects of regulatory reporting.

David Plummer Dip. AML MICA

David is a member of the international compliance association by examination and holds a graduate diploma in anti money laundering. He has over 25 years experience in the London market, the last 15 years of which has seen him providing change advice in both compliance and insurance matters in projects from small scale change through to total business restructuring both in the broker and insurer markets. David has substantial experience in compliance roles within retail and wholesale insurance markets including UK consumer insurance risks in the composite insurer and IFA market.

David's strength is his comprehensive regulatory knowledge especially the regulatory risks associated with financial crime and how to manage them including at a multi-national level.