The Team

Our team at Eggar Forrester Insurance combines industry experience with impeccable personal service. By way of an introduction, please find information on all our staff members below.

Tommy Hodgson


Tommy has run Eggar Forrester Insurance since 2014 when he joined from Marsh. He has more than a decade’s worth of experience working in the London insurance market and has an Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Martine Darkin

Associate Director – Senior Account Handler

Martine began her insurance career with Eggar Forrester Insurance in 2004. Starting with administration, she quickly moved to claims handling and Personal Lines broking and gained her Certificate of Insurance from the CII in 2009. Since then Martine has been broking Property Owners, Personal Lines, Directors & Officers, Engineering and other commercial covers as well as studying towards her CII Diploma.

Rakesh Zaveri

Finance Director

Rakesh has been with the Eggar Forrester Group for over 10 years, currently holding the position of Group Finance Director. He has over 20 years’ experience in financial and management accounting and has been involved in the insurance business for 10 years. His experience ranges from client broking to business development, dealing with client monies and compliance.

Kelly Cowcher

Senior Account Handler

Graduating from Southampton University in 2010 with a 2.1 degree in Criminology and Psychology, Kelly began her insurance career at South Essex Brokers in 2011 where she handled a variety of different Personal and Commercial lines of business. With 4 years’ experience under her belt, Kelly joined Eggar Forrester Insurance in May 2015 as an Account Handler. She has a Certificate of Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Kris Barnfather

Senior Account Executive

Kris joined Eggar Forrester in June 2019 bringing 8 years commercial insurance experience in a variety of business sectors. Kris advises our creative and technology industry clients, as well as those with any other commercial insurance requirements. More information on our specialist cover for creative industries can be found at

James Liddell

Senior Account Executive

James started at Eggar Forrester in May 2019 having spent four years in the Private Client team at R K Harrison. James is responsible for delivering insurance solutions to a diverse portfolio of private clients in the UK and abroad. He can also provide cover for residential and commercial real estate, whether it be a single let property or a large portfolio.

Hannah Kirwan

Account Handler

Having started her insurance career in 2015, Hannah’s experience derives from managing a household binder. Looking for experience in other fields, Hannah joined Eggar Forrester in 2017 to assist with property owners claims, personal lines existing business while providing administration support where needed. She is also currently in the process of obtaining her Certificate of Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Terri-Ann Rowe


Terri-Ann has been with Eggar Forrester for five years having joined the company in 2010. As well as providing support to the Account Handlers, she also administers one of our largest client’s extensive property insurance portfolio.


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