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Elite is a leading player in the insurance market. Our solutions address specific areas of risk including Legal Expenses Insurance, Professional Indemnity Insurance and General Insurance.

Key People

The team at Elite is comprised of many talented individuals, especially behind the scenes. Here are some of the key players responsible for making the business the success it is today.

Jason Smart F.Inst.L.Ex., MIoD Group Chief Executive Officer

Jason is the Chief Executive Officer for the Elite group of companies.

Jason qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1998. He was a college lecturer in law and has twenty years experience as a litigation lawyer with a number of prominent law firms. Jason established Perfect Consulting Ltd in 1998 and Legal Reports & Services Ltd in 2000.

In 1999, he established Company & Commercial Services Limited, which provided risk assessment services to insurers specialising in ATE legal expenses insurance.

He is also the former secretary of the Association of Medical Reporting Organisations, the leading medico-legal reporting trade body and a former member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel.

Russell Smart Group Chief Operating Officer

Russell is the Chief Operating Officer for the Elite group of companies.

Russell started his professional career in 1984 with a subsidiary of British Caledonian Airways where he rose to become assistant manager of flight operations.

From 1987, he spent 11 years working in the corporate hospitality sector, undertaking various roles from managing large events for blue chip companies to designing IT based management systems.

In 1998, Russell co-founded Perfect Consulting Limited, with his brother Jason, as a company sourcing and supplying medical reports and in 2000 they established its Subsidiary, Legal Reports & Services Limited, to specialise in non-medical expert witness reports.

Paul Lavender FCA, CF, MABRP Group Finance Director

Paul is a Chartered Accountant with wide ranging experience in financial services and a variety of other sectors. He has held senior finance roles in public and private companies and has successfully completed numerous mergers, acquisitions and IPO’s. He has been Group Finance Director since 2001.

Andrew Stone Commercial and Technical Director

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Barbara Bock Head of Risk, Internal Audit and Brand

Stuart Lee Director of Business Development

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Richard Miller Head of Reinsurance

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Iain Spicer Head of Warranty and Special Risks

Ian Coleman Senior Technical Underwriter (ATE)

Mark Thomson General Counsel

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Marie Sene Financial and Technical Controller

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Laura Handley Head of HR

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