Meet the Team

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Patrick Flanagan

Founder & MD

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Patrick has over 17 years’ experience within Financial Services search recruitment. He set up Clarence George in 2019  to offer a highly bespoke service to the Insurance & Investment markets and he is passionate about improving the levels of customer service in the industry. He graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a year abroad at Heidelberg College, USA. He is a keen runner and enjoys parkrun, 10k’s and half marathons in his spare time.

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Zach Abbs

Managing Consultant

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Zach is a Managing Consultant who sits within the Chief Actuary function, specialising in qualified mandates. He has a particular curiosity about AI and machine learning applications within the actuarial world. Zach joined Clarence George with the aim to drive diversity and inclusion initiatives within the field. He read Classics at UCL and enjoys playing squash, the violin and painting in his spare time.

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James Broomfield

James specialises in Insurance/Retirement Solutions and ALM working closely with qualified Actuaries and CFAs. He studied an MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies and a BA in International Relations and Mandarin and enjoys cycling, running and football in his spare time!

Managing Consultant

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Molly Laycock

Senior Consultant

Molly is a Senior Consultant at Clarence George. She specialises in the ALM and Insurance/Retirement Solutions working closely with Actuaries and CFAs. She studied Psychology at Exeter University, and has lived all over the world. She is a keen swimmer and a loyal supporter of Leeds FC

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Rachel Coombs

Senior Consultant

Rachel is a Senior Consultant at Clarence George specialising in the UK and Bermudan life actuarial markets. She studied English and History at the University of Cambridge and enjoys choral singing in her spare time.

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Andresa Cardoso

Associate Consultant

Andresa is an Associate Consultant at Clarence George. She moved from Portugal to the UK in 2016 and studied Psychology at the University of Bristol.  In her spare time, Andresa likes to read non-fiction books, going to the theatre, and drinking a good coffee.

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Jenny Smith

Associate Consultant

Jennifer is an Associate Consultant at Clarence George. She studied History at the University of Cambridge and enjoys going to museums and the gym in her spare time.

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Jennifer is an Associate Consultant at Clarence George. She studied History at the University of Cambridge and enjoys going to museums and the gym in her spare time.

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Emily Dodds

Head of Operations

Emily runs the operations side at Clarence George. She has over 20 years’ experience in the Insurance industry, initially as a General Insurance actuary and more latterly as Underwriting Manager at a Lloyd’s Managing Agency. She studied Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research at UMIST in Manchester. In her spare time, Emily is a keen runner, loves curling up with a good book, and is currently studying medical herbalism.

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