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

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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.'

Mark Chipperfield

Mark Chipperfield

Divisional Director and Head of Financial Services
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Guernsey born Mark has been providing clients with trusted financial advice for over 25 years.

He has a wide range of experience and is able to offer advice on all aspects of life assurance, financial planning and wealth management. He specialises in investments and pensions and is committed to working with clients in the long term.

Highly qualified with a Dip PFS plus additional specialist qualifications in Pensions, Long Term Care and Equity Release, Mark believes that personal service is key to understanding clients' expectations and ensuring they realise their financial aspirations.

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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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.

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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.

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