PARAGON INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS BOARD

Paragon International Holdings Limited owns 100% of Paragon International Insurance Brokers and 100% of Paragon Brokers (Bermuda).

James Kalbassi

Co-Chief Exec Officer & Founding Partner

t: +44 (0)20 7280 8202
e: jkalbassi@paragonbrokers.com

James Kalbassi

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner

James is the Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Paragon International Insurance Brokers Ltd. James continues in this role following the combination with The PSC Insurance Group in 2019 and is responsible for all operations of the firm.

Establishing the firm in 1996, James and Tara Falk have built Paragon into a leading specialist Lloyd’s and International insurance brokerage, representing some of the world’s largest professional service firms and corporate sector clients.

James is a Director of Paragon International Holdings Ltd, Paragon Brokers (Bermuda) Ltd. and a member of the senior management team responsible for driving and executing the Paragon Group of Companies overall business development and retention strategies.

In addition to his management roles, James has more than 25 years’ experience as a specialist Professional Liability broker, leading some of the most innovative insurance and risk management programs placed in the global marketplace. His primary focus is on the Law Firm and Design Firm sectors.

James also served as a Board Member of the UNiBA global independent broker network for four years until 2019. Earlier in his career, James was a Divisional Director at Willis Faber & Dumas PLC in London.

Tara Falk

Tara Falk

Co-Chief Exec Officer & Founding Partner

t: +44 (0)20 7280 8201
e: tfalk@paragonbrokers.com

Tara Falk

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner

Tara co-founded Paragon International Insurance Brokers in 1996, and as Co-CEO is responsible for all operations of the firm. This has included the expansion of the company to its present position, as a leading provider of insurance services for a large number of global organisations. Tara continues in this role following the combination with The PSC Insurance Group in 2019 and is an Executive Director of the PSC Insurance Group Board.

Leading Paragon’s Broking practice, Tara’s experience is focussed on the Professional Liability market, serving many of the world’s leading professional service firms to include Fortune 1000 Companies, AMLAW Top 100 law firms, Engineering News Record Top 100 design firms and many of the fastest growing Technology Companies. Recent representations have included creating unique global insurance programs for a number of international law firm mergers.

Tara negotiates specialist insurance and risk management programs with worldwide insurers to provide E&O, D&O and associated Management Liability coverages on behalf of our clients, building on over 25 years of experience operating in the Lloyd’s, European, Bermudian and US insurer marketplace. Prior to establishing Paragon, Tara was a Divisional Director at Willis.

Angus McPhie

Managing Director

t: +44 (0)20 7280 8245
e: amcphie@paragonbrokers.com

Angus McPhie

Managing Director

Angus is Managing Director of Paragon International Insurance Brokers and has been in this role since 2013. He joined Paragon in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

In his role Angus is responsible for running the business operations of the firm and this includes managing all the team leaders. Angus has over two decades of experience in the insurance industry and performed a number of senior roles in Willis over a 12 year period.

Prior to that he spent 4 years with Mazars and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1997. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Bath University with a further Post Graduate Diploma in Fluid Power systems.

Chris London

Executive Chairman

t: +44 (0)20 7280 8247
e: clondon@paragonbrokers.com

Chris London

Executive Chairman

Chris is Executive Chairman of Paragon International Insurance Brokers and has been in this role since 2010. Chris is responsible for leading the board and setting its agenda.

Chris has over three decades, of senior level experience of international insurance business and extensive experience working in the US. Chris brings his valuable insight into the market in the areas of general management, broker relations, strategy and risk.

Prior to assuming his last role as Global Sales and Marketing Director at Willis Group, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willis’s Global Specialties business.

He was also a non-executive Director of Beazley Furlonge, a leading Lloyd’s insurer.


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