Who We Are

JANE GILBERT worked for 35 years in a leading security consultant and as a Lloyd’s Broker. She has never attempted to be a general insurance broker: she prefers to stick to her specialisation which has always been Kidnapping for Ransom and the associated insurances. She founded E.S.J.G. Limited in 2005 and since its inception the company has grown every year. Jane and her team work very closely together to maintain top class service for her expanding client base. The team are supported by her Advisory Board, who bring a wealth of experience to the activities of the company. Their details are below.

Antony Pinsent is Chairman of the E.S.J.G. Advisory Board. He has been in the insurance market since 1966, principally in the broking field. He served as Chairman of Leslie & Godwin before joining the Board of Aon Group Ltd. He left Aon in 1999 and serves as a Non-Executive Director of Sompo Japan Insurance Company of Europe Ltd. He served as Director of Wellington Underwriting plc and Lomond Underwriting plc. He is a past Chairman of the Lloyd’s Insurance Brokers Committee.

Peter Cheney spent 40 years at Control Risks, specialising in crisis management; this included running the post kidnap and extortion division, and assisting companies, families and NGOs in crisis preparedness. Recently, his long experience has been of enormous benefit to victims of cyber crime.

Oliver Leigh-Wood ran the Insurance Desk at Control Risks for ten years. He then joined a leading insurer marketing Special Accident Insurance all over North America.

Steven Lockwood Chartered Insurance Practitioner ACII looks after all aspects of compliance for E.S.J.G. Limited. He has more than 20 years regulatory and compliance experience working for both insurers and brokers in the London market. He started his own business consultancy in 2004.

Hugh Lohan specialised in security and intelligence during his 30 years in the British army. On leaving, he worked in the defence and aviation industry before joining Control Risks as an adviser on kidnap and extortion, and subsequently as an external consultant.

Nick Nash is a security specialist who served in the SAS for more than 20 years. He has a wealth of first-hand experience in High Risk areas and dealing with Special Risks Insurance issues.

Eric Westropp CBE ran the post kidnap response division of Control Risks for 18 years. He has also provided consultancy for the Geneva Centre for the Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and Safestainable, an Anglo-Swiss company specializing in post conflict reconstruction. Currently he is a non-executive director of the Art Loss Register and the National Equipment Register.