Jane joined us in 2017 as Head of Fine Art, with ten years of experience dealing with large and complex risks in the Lloyds Market. Jane is a Chartered Insurance Broker, has a degree in History of Art and diplomas in Museum Studies and Wines & Spirits. After hours Jane can usually be found on the yoga mat, poking around in a museum, or singing.Follow Jane on Twitter
With thirty years' experience, Mark specialises in insurance for the creative sectors, where his expertise has seen him handle multi-million dollar claims. An "early adopter", Mark is passionate about innovation and creativity, and has designed many specialist niche insurance programmes himself. Mark is one very few insurance professionals both licensed in New York State and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London.Follow Mark on Twitter
Charlene joined us in 2014, bringing perspective from both underwriting and broking. She has worked for over 22 years in both Personal and Commercial insurance, with the last 14 years being focused on underwriting risks related to the Entertainment Industry. With twin boys, most of her free time is spent cheering on favorite NY sports teams: Jets, Mets, Nets, and of course Let’s Go Rangers!
Elaine joined La Playa’s S&T group in August 2011, bringing 18 years’ experience in commercial broking, including over 10 years working on international and technology business. She works across La Playa’s London and New York offices, supporting clients with both their UK and US operations. Most weekends Elaine can be found on the Golf Course.Follow Elaine on Twitter
Casey originally started out with La Playa from our London office, back in 2012, where she joined our team of Arts, Media and Digital specialists. 2017 saw Casey return to the USA to join La Playa's New York team. Casey's primary focus is on insuring film and music videos, photoshoots and advertising, bringing 8 years of experience to her clients' needs.
When Casey isn’t advising, you can find her rocking out at gigs, reading or travelling.Follow Casey on Twitter
Jennifer Torres joined our New York office in 2016, having worked in the insurance industry for over 15 years. She began her experience in fine art and entertainment insurance and has a very ‘can-do’ attitude to broking. Jennifer loves to entertain and socialize with friends and family. She has a young daughter and volunteers on the school PTA Board.
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Our in-depth understanding of the unique risk exposures in the art world means we speak your language - and we can save you time and hassle in the event of a claim. Our expertise is backed up with efficient and highly personal service and our wealth of experience spans over 50 years.
Whatever your specialism, we’ll take a creative and innovative approach to structuring your Fine Arts insurance programme and select for you an insurer who demonstrates understanding and experience of your field. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you manage your risks and make good decisions to protect your organization or collection.
At La Playa, we’re passionate about the arts and creative industries – many of us are practitioners and active consumers; in fact, La Playa founded the first ever corporate art collective.
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