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Bill Baker MRICS
Managing Director

Bill qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1986 with Healey and Baker working in the retail property sector. He then spent six years at Phillips Auctioneers’ Bond Street head office as a valuer of fine art and antique furniture.

From 1994 to 2003 Bill worked for Chubb Insurance specialising in the insurance of high value houses, fine art, jewellery and cars. As European Appraisal Manager he was responsible for a team of surveyors in the UK and continental Europe. Seeing the opportunity for a specialist broker offering bespoke insurance and personal service, he founded Porticus in 2003.

Bill’s background in property, fine art and insurance gives him particularly relevant experience in high value home insurance. In addition to his role as Managing Director, Bill has particular responsibility for marketing and new business which often involves meeting clients assessing values and advising on the most suitable insurance programme.

Bill’s interests include classic cars and rowing. He is a former Great Britain international oarsman and Commonwealth Games gold medal winner. Bill graduated in 1983 from Kingston University with a BSc in Estate Management.

Shirley Coston
Account handler

Shirley's insurance career began in 2007 working with protection insurance products with Covéa Insurance (Sterling Insurance) such as Personal Accident, Personal Injury insurance and then moved into Business Loan Repayment insurance and Payment Protection insurance. During her experience she has become well-versed in maximising new business opportunities to increase profitability as well as maximising existing books of business.

Shirley joined Porticus Insurance in October 2020. She brings a can do attitude with a hands-on approach to her work and thrives on building robust relationships with her clients across the board as well as delivering great client service.

Shirley's interests include, running, walking in London’s amazing parks, travelling and spending time at home in Ireland.

Maurice Kelly AAII
Account handler

Maurice started his career in 1961 with the Royal Insurance, and subsequently a broking company in New Zealand. After a move to Australia in 1968 to join MLC Insurance he qualified as an Associate with the Australian Insurance Institute.

From 1972 to 1983 Maurice worked for Carpenter Locke, an Insurance Attorney, as Chief Underwriter. In 1976 he joined Kemper Reinsurance as General Manager working in their Australian, Bermuda and Singapore offices.Then in 1984 he moved with Kemper Reinsurance to London as General Manager.

1993 saw Maurice move to Reinsurance Corporation Australia, where he worked as Managing Director & Chief Underwriter in their Sydney, Monaco, Miami, Paris and Hong Kong offices.

Maurice left the reinsurance industry in 2000 and worked as an expert witness and consultant in the Insurance industry.

Maurice joined Porticus in October 2012, and brings with him 52 years of experience in various aspects of the global insurance industry.

Maurice’s interests include automobile racing and running.

"I have used Porticus for some years and have been extremely impressed with their flexible, friendly and efficient service. They helped achieve a very satisfactory settlement when I had a particularly complex claim. I have no hesitation in recommending them for high value personal insurance."

Mrs M, London

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