About Us

Ian Simes


As an expanding Company we are actively sourcing new Senior Consultants to compliment our existing team who specialise in the following Direct & Reinsurance business classes:-




Accident & Health IS GT MA BG   LH
Aviation IS GT   KM
Binding Authorities IS GT MA BG KM JW SN
D&O / Liability GT BG KM JW
Energy IS GT BG JW
Jewellers Block BG JW SN
Medical Malpractice GT MA BG KM
Motor / Personal Injury IS GT MA BG KM   LH
Professional Indemnity IS GT MA BG KM
Property IS GT MA BG KM JW   LH

Electronic Claim Files “ECF” / Claims Transformation Programme “CTP”

Arcadian is currently providing ECF Adjusting to three of Lloyds’ largest Lead Syndicates; ensuring that all Lloyd’s Minimum Standards / CTP targets are reached & that the claims are handled efficiently within appropriate protocols / procedures.

Processing claims electronically is now established as the fundamental platform for interacting with Brokers & Clients. The inclusion of this service within the functions that Arcadian can perform shows our desire & commitment to embrace all market innovations.

Key Personnel:

Ian Simes “IS”
Gerry Threadgold “GT”
Michael Adie “MA”
Bob Gliddon “BG”
Ken Macdonald “KM”
Jeff Weston “JW”
Sarah Newton “SN”
Len Hope “LH”

Our Team

Michael Adie - Since March 2006

Mike is also a Senior Consultant & has over 40 years London Market & North American experience in a wide variety of lines, both Direct & Reinsurance.

As a Syndicate Claims Manager he handled Casualty, Property, Personal Accident & Professional Indemnity business. More Info

Bob Gliddon - Since June 2014

Bob is a Senior Consultant brought in to ‘head’ up Arcadians’ ever expanding Cover holder / TPA Audit & Compliance team.
He started his career in 1979 by joining C.T. Bowring followed 6 years later by Robert Barrow Insurance Brokers’ with the responsibility for handling all back-office duties relating to their US & Canadian Binder accounts. More Info

Jeff Weston - Since June 2013

Jeff is a Senior Consultant with over 27 years of experience in both claims adjusting & broking of various classes, including Onshore / Offshore Energy & Marine Reinsurance & Non-Marine International Direct business.More Info

Ken Macdonald ACII - Since August 2013

Ken is a Senior Consultant with over 37 years of experience in both the Lloyd’s & company markets dealing with Direct & Reinsurance business (Facultative & Treaty).

His extensive knowledge in claims covers all areas of Non-Marine (Property, Casualty, Motor, FI & PI), as well as Marine & General Aviation. Additionally Ken also has experience in US Products & General Liability claims emanating from the Bermudian market.More Info

Sarah Newton ACII - Since May 2012

Sarah joins Arcadian as a Senior Consultant with an Insurance career spanning more than 3 decades. She has worked for Lloyd’s Syndicates, Brokers & Insurance Companies, & has extensive experience in a variety of business classes, from Jewellers Block & Fine Arts to Yachts & Pleasure Craft. More Info

Len Hope - Since May 2012

Len is a Senior Consultant with over 40 years Market experience in a wide variety of lines, specialising in Third Party Administration “TPA” & controlling outsourced operations.

He started his career with The NFU Mutual & Avon Insurance Co. As a Claims Manager, he has handled Motor, Property, Personal Accident, Personal Liability & Travel business. More Info

Ian Simes - Company Founder

Ian Simes is the founder & current Managing Director of Arcadian with over 30 years Insurance / Reinsurance industry experience. He spent the previous 21 years working as a Senior Claims Adjuster for L.C.O. (Xchanging) & Lloyd’s Syndicate’s 561 & 566 (now QBE). More Info

Gerry Threadgold ACII - Since January 2009

Gerry is a Senior Consultant & has in excess of 40 years of Reinsurance experience & has a first class degree in Insurance Studies. He is also an ACII & a Chartered Insurance Practitioner. More Info

Tracey Woodham - Since September 2013

Tracey joins Arcadian as a Senior Administrator with responsibility for organising, scheduling & ensuring all reporting deadlines & budgetary requirements are attained. More Info