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Charlene Gill

Account Executive
Direct Tel: 646 665 7737
Mobile: 917 715 4672
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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 Lamb

Director, La Playa International
Direct Tel: 646 583 1574 or +44 (0) 20 3865 0149
Mobile: 646 665 7737
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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.

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Jennifer Torres

Account Handler
Direct Tel: 646 665 7737
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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.   

Matthew Clark ACII

Director, Global Markets (LP Global)
Direct Tel: +44 (0) 1223 200667
Mobile: +44 (0) 7775 537387
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With global commercial experience, Matthew has become one of the most experienced insurance brokers in the science and technology. He has developed an in-depth understanding of the risks associated with emerging and disruptive technologies.  Matthew is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London, and a Chartered Insurance Risk Manager, and a biker. 

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Mark Boon ACII

Direct Tel: 917 842 6632
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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.

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About La Playa Science & Technology

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La Playa's specialist Science & Tech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language.  We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your business. 

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…from an expert who understands you

Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, always exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.

  • Specialist insurance for science and technology
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across US and UK
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