Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Key Contacts


Our highly experienced team excels at individually tailoring insurance, investments and pension arrangements for every client.

Philip Lepp

Philip Lepp


Chairman & Managing Director
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Since leaving the Army and his spell of active service in the Gulf, Philip Lepp has spent more than two decades handling the complex insurance requirements of clients with global lifestyles.

He founded Sydney Charles on the guiding principal that clients deserved the highest levels of service, and should enjoy the benefit of the company's ability to streamline intricate business and personal insurance requirements.

Marilyn Mahy (nee Greening)   ACII

Marilyn Mahy (nee Greening) ACII


Director
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Marilyn has been with Sydney Charles since it was incorporated in 2006, she is a Chartered Insurance Broker and holds the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII).

Marilyn is authorised to provide advice on all general insurance products and is based at the Group's central St Peter Port offices, she regularly communicates with clients around the globe and derives satisfaction from creating specialist cover for their particular circumstances.

Services including Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers, High Net Worth Portfolios, Aviation, Kidnap & Ransom and a broad range of general insurance areas are handled by Marilyn.

'The challenge and satisfaction of my role is in handling enquiries from people across a very broad spectrum.'

Paul McCormick    DipPFS

Paul McCormick DipPFS


Director, Sydney Charles Financial Services Ltd
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Paul joined Sydney Charles in 2015 and has over 7 years experience working as a Financial Adviser and Relationship Manager with one of the world’s largest banks.   During this time he provided advice on a wide range of financial services from simple banking products, secured and unsecured lending, through to life insurance, pensions and lump sum investments.

Paul is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds the Diploma in Financial Planning, one of the leading qualifications for Financial Advisers, recognised by regulators in Guernsey and the UK.   He also holds the Guernsey Insurance Certificate, issued by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.   Paul is authorised as a Financial Adviser to provide advice on Long Term- Life Insurance, Investments and Pension products.

Kim Colville

Aviation Insurance Broker

Kim has worked in aviation insurance for more than a decade, having spent the previous 20 years in the general insurance sector. This wide insurance background has given her the experience to ensure our Flying Club and aviation clients have all of their aviation and non-aviation insurance risks comprehensively covered. She takes an active role in the handling of claims for the firm and takes pride in ensuring clients have their aircraft back in the air quickly and with as little inconvenience as possible.

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Greg Gettings

Client Relationship Manager

Greg has more than three decades’ experience working in financial services covering a wide range of products for both private and corporate clients. Greg gained his experience initially working as an agent of the Royal Liver Friendly Society where he became the Guernsey District Manager and since then has been employed locally in financial services companies. Greg is authorised as an Authorised Insurance Representative to provide advice on Long Term - Life Insurance (Protection) products only.

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Peter Butler

Client Relationship Manager

Peter has worked in financial services since 1978 and has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in a diverse range of products for both private and corporate clients. Having held senior positions at well known local financial firms, he has extensive knowledge and experience of retail financial services in Guernsey. Peter is authorised as an Authorised Insurance Representative to provide advice on Long Term - Life Insurance (Protection) products only.

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John Walls DipIP PFA CeMAP

Independent Financial Adviser, Sydney Charles UK

A highly experienced, qualified financial adviser, John is dedicated to providing high-quality advice and integrated wealth management solutions that simplify and enhance the quality of his clients' lives.

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John Stuart FCCA

Non Executive Director

John's detailed knowledge of the captive insurance industry is a particular strength within the Sydney Charles organisation. He is a qualified accountant who spent nearly two decades in captive insurance. John's expertise also incorporates investment and compliance.

Telephone:
+44 1481 739970