Keven Parker is a Chartered Risk Manager, NEBOSH qualified, and is also a member of the Permanent Way Institution.
He worked for Willis, the Global Broker, for 10 years as Client Service Manager, Client Service Director and Broking Director. In this time he managed high-risk and complex global insurance programmes for industrial and commercial companies in the turnover range £200m to £2billion, and also managed a team of 20 brokers and £150million in annual premiums.
Whilst at Willis he was the broking manager for Aggregate Industries (£2billion turnover) – answering to their parent company management in Holcim Group in Switzerland. He managed their insurances for their American and European operations, their 70 UK rail terminals, and Mendip Rail Ltd. – who move the largest stone trains in the UK – for nearly a decade.
He left Willis in 2011 to join Jobson James and set up the specialist division Jobson James Rail. With a keen interest in all things railway from childhood, allied to a substantial knowledge of railways built up over a 30-year career in risk and insurance, he has grown Jobson James Rail from humble beginnings to a major broker working for over 410 railway companies of all types across the UK, Middle East and Australasia, and now with its own networking brand Rail Infrastructure Networking.
Keven is a real ale drinker, a member and safety auditor for CAMRA, an avid user of budget airlines for foreign trips and is a heritage locomotive owner.