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The CCW Global Insurance Broker Management Team

Chief Executive Officer - Michael Lamb

Michael joined CCW Global from Pacific Prime Insurance Brokers - Kwiksure where he managed the Information Technology and Digital Marketing departments from 2006. A consummate technophile with a background in philosophy, Michael successfully grew Pacific Prime - Kwiksure's lead generation capabilities by more than 200% during his tenure in charge of the departments.

A prolific writer, featuring in periodicals including HR Magazine and Escape Artist, Michael built a team of 25 people and established the SEO/SEM systems and practices being successfully utilized by Pacific Prime. He was also the core component in developing a positive Long-Tail organic strategy for the company’s online properties.

His experience with globally targeted Google Adwords campaigns lead to his becoming an expert contributor to The Complete Guide to Google Adwords (2011) by Larisa Lambert. Additionally, Michael has been featured on for his unique and expansive digital practices.

Michael stepped into the Chief Executive Officer role at CCW Global in May 2014, following the departure of company Co-Founder Christopher Claridge-Ware.

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Founder & Managing Director - Sam Cooper

Sam is a permanent Hong Kong resident and grew up in the territory completing his secondary education at Island School (part of the English Schools foundation) in Hong Kong.  He further improved upon his secondary education with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Science and Management (BSc.), and a Master’s degree in Finance and Management (MSc.).  Both were completed at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.

A regulated insurance broker with extensive experience in the general, group medical, employee benefits and life insurance market in Hong Kong, Sam’s’ experience has focused on Employee Benefits Consulting, Business Development, Market Analysis and Account Management. He is a fully licensed insurance intermediary with PIBA through the IIQAS and holds licenses for papers 1,2,3& 5.

Sam was a regulated insurance broker with Pacific Prime from 2005 – 2012, helping the company grow from 15 staff to 100 staff during this period.  He successfully won and managed corporate groups from multinational firms in the Law, Finance and Fund Management field.

A keen rugby player, Sam has represented the Hong Kong national team in the Asian Games and still remains a part of the Hong Kong rugby community.  Sam now enjoys hiking with his wife near their home in Sai Kung, and plays football and squash at a social level.

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Director: Health and Protection– Barney Beaumont

Barney is a qualified insurance intermediary with PIBA and holds licenses for papers 1, 2 & 3 of the IIQAS.

A permanent Hong Kong Resident, Barney is a technical insurance broker with a solution led approach to fulfilling customer requirements. Barney welcomes complicated insurance challenges.

Barney is highly experienced in the business development and specifically the account management of employee benefits, corporate groups, life insurance, medical insurance and general insurance product lines for clients in Asia and the rest of the world.

He originates from the UK and graduated in 2001 from Loughborough University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Education, Sports Science and Management: BSC (Hons).

A keen sportsman, Barney is often found hiking at the weekend and travels at every opportunity.

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Sales  Director - David Herratt

David has over 30 years insurance and risk management and experience. Initially as insurer of risks, he has for the past 15 years been advising organizations on potential risks to their profitability or existence; providing guidance on risk identification, assessment of threats, and putting plans into place for if things go wrong. 

Having been a risk transfer provider (insurance) and an advisor on risk management he has a clear understanding of where the values of risk management are and the value of risk protections be they financial or physical. Specifically advising on insurance risk transfer (including Captive options), methodology on avoidance, reduction or transfer of risks; planning, designing and implementing risk management processes; risk assessment, analysis, identification and evaluation; education and training, and embedding risk awareness within organisations.

He has worked in London, Stockholm, the Middle East and Asia. Working with the Skandia Group, CLP Power, Hong Kong, Lloyd's (of London), and Thomas Miller Risk Management. He has advised many organisations on the practical approach to raising risk awareness, risk financing, captive insurance solutions, and innovative risk solutions as well as managing and facilitating risk workshops. He is a former Non-Executive Director of Crosby Capital Limited in Hong Kong. David has published many articles on risk and is regular conference speaker and seminar facilitator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Risk Management. He has been working in Hong Kong and the Asia region for more than 20 years.

He is a permanent resident of Hong Kong, married with four children.

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General Insurance Manager - Sophie Mason (née Parkington)

Sophie has been living in Hong Kong for a number of years.  A British National, she has lived and worked in England, Oman, Egypt and Hong Kong, and her travel has allowed her to work with international business individuals and communities from many different cultural backgrounds.  

Sophie gained professional experience in many areas including food & beverage, retail, advertising and marketing and she became a a fully licensed insurance intermediary with PIBA in Hong Kong through the IIQAS in 2009, and holds license for papers 1,2 and 3.  She joins CCW Global after almost four years in the general insurance industry in Hong Kong with Pacific Prime Insurance Brokers – Kwiksure.

At Pacific Prime – Kwiksure Sophie helped develop the customer service business development team and grow sales of all types of general insurance including home contents and other property insurance, maid insurance, Employees’ Compensation, motor, fire and travel insurance, marine cargo and household removal cover, Contractor’s All Risks and other liability insurance.

Privately Sophie is married, is an Advanced Scuba Diver and enjoys hiking and jazz, and is currently taking Cantonese and piano lessons.

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Sophie (Parkington) Mason's LinkedIn Profile

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