Meet the Team

Our consultants are industry experienced for all your recruitment needs throughout the UK.

Our aim is to provide a standard of service that is both dependable and professional. In doing so, we aim to meet the aspirations of our Applicants and fulfil the needs of our Clients. Our own personal corporate objectives cannot be achieved without this Customer Satisfaction.

Martin Farrar
Managing Director

Martin joined IAUK in 1988 and became co-owner of the company following an MBO in October 2004. He began his insurance career in 1972 with Legal & General, becoming a corporate broker at Bowrings in 1974 and subsequently moving into a development role with Cornhill 10 years later. Martin is responsible for co-managing the company but maintains an active involvement in recruitment, concentrating on commercial appointments at all levels throughout the Yorkshire region. Tel: 0113 244 0846 | Mob: 07919 390 031 | Home: 01937 530 088 |

Nick Fraser

Nick established our sister company, Adjusting Appointments, in 1984 having previously worked in the recruitment industry and is now joint owner of IAUK, following the completion of an MBO in October 2004. Alongside his Group responsibilities Nick still maintains a regular involvement in recruitment activity with his personal emphasis being on senior technical appointments, Manager/Director level activity and overseas. Much time is also dedicated to providing consultancy advice at all levels within the loss adjusting profession. Tel: 0113 246 0525 | Mob: 0771 252 6948 | Home: 0771 252 6948 |

Andrew Cowling
Senior Managing Consultant

Andrew joined the team in January 2000, having previously spent 7 years with insurers and 3 years with adjusters, to improve upon the team's recruitment capabilities across the whole of the profession. His knowledge of the practices and principles of a loss adjuster enabled him to quickly establish himself as a consultant of some repute and he has continued to specialise in traditional property and liability appointments for wide-ranging firms throughout the UK. Tel: 0113 246 0525 | Mob: 07776 222964 | Home: 07776 222964 |

Richard Townsend
Managing Consultant

Richard joined IAUK in March 2007 after gaining a BSc in Human Organisations. His ambition was to work within the Recruitment Industry. He joined as a Trainee but he has progressed significantly and now plays a vital role within the General Insurance Division. Tel: 0161 839 4199 | Mob: 07872 925 190 | Email:

Jayne Moss
Managing Consultant

Jayne joined Independent Appointments in 2014 following a 25year career in the insurance industry.
Starting out at GRE in Leeds in 1989 Jayne has worked at both insurers and brokers within the High Networth, Commercial and Legal Expenses markets.
Tel: 0113 244 0846 | Mob: 0779 541 1944 | Email:

Keith Kitson
Managing Consultant

Keith joined Independent Appointments in 2017, having previously worked in Broking and Underwriting roles in and around the insurance community in Leeds.
His history includes lengthy spells with Aviva, Prudential and Aon , with whom he performed a number of different roles. He set up Equity Red Star’s Regional office in Leeds in 2008 and latterly helped create Signature Underwriting Agency Ltd. His addition to the General Insurance team will support our operations across the North of England.
Tel: 0113 244 0846 | Mob: 07925 177 698 | Email:

Sarah Burgess

I’ve been in Recruitment for 14 years and have worked in both temporary and permanent recruitment. I have worked in the Commercial, industrial and HR sector. Recruiting and resourcing staff. Tel: 0161 839 4199 | Email:

Ros Lawrence
Senior PA

Ros joined IAUK in 2000 and provides full support and technical research for the Consultants. Prior to joining Ros gained 8 years secretarial experience at a senior level within a variety of organisations. Tel: 03333 202 420 | Email:

Julie Gregg
Personal Assistant

Julie provides full PA support to the Consultants. Julie has been with IAUK for nearly 30 years and provides invaluable market and technical knowledge. Tel: 03333 202 420 | Email:

Louise McCluskey
Senior PA

Louise began supporting the General Insurance, Legal & Financial Services divisions of IAUK, Manchester office, in May 1996, building on a secretarial career that spanned 6 years previously, at the Department of Education, Manchester University. She provides unrivalled knowledge of our needs and systems in giving the support our consultants require. Tel: 03333 202 420 | Email: