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

Joint Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner

James is the Joint CEO and Co-Founder of Paragon International Insurance Brokers Ltd.

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 serves as a Board Member of the UNiBA global independent broker network.

Earlier in his career, James was a Divisional Director at Willis Faber & Dumas PLC in London.

Tara Falk

Co-Chief Exec Officer & Founding Partner

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

Tara Falk

Joint Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner

Tara is Joint Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Paragon International Insurance Brokers.

Establishing the firm in 1996, James Kalbassi and Tara 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.

Tara is a Director of Paragon International Holdings Ltd and the senior management team responsible for driving and executing the Paragon Group of Companies overall business development and retention strategies.

As joint CEO, Tara is responsible for growing the business through developing new clients, creating new products, sourcing new markets and identifying and recruiting new talent.

Tara is well known within the insurance marketplace for specialising in negotiating transactions on behalf of several key architects and engineers in the world. Her experience in this area stretches over 25 years and includes working with the leading insurers in Lloyd’s, Europe, Bermuda and the United States.

Prior to establishing Paragon, Tara was a Divisional Director at Willis Faber & Dumas PLC in London.

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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