Our Directors

Anthony Norcott (Group Chairman)

Tony is a founding director of the group and has worked in the industry for over 50 years, he became qualified in 1964. He initially worked with a major insurer and subsequently with regional and international broking firms prior to the formation of Circle in 1991. Tony remains client focused and a dedicated chairman, concentrating on the professional and financial security of the group. Tony is fully committed to an industry in which he is recognised as a market leader having been involved as a member of Lloyds for over 30 years.

James Shields (Group Managing Director)

James has over 35 years experience in insurance as an independent broker. He became an associate of the CII (ACII qualification) in 1991 and then qualified as a Chartered Insurance Broker in 2011. James is the Group Managing Director of the Circle Group and he works closely with the Chairman and other Directors to manage the overall strategic direction of the group and to provide operational leadership on a day to day basis. Jim retains a select number of clients as his main area of expertise is advising on and arranging corporate insurance programmes.

Peter Jones (Director)

Peter Jones’ career in the insurance industry began in 1980. He spent the first 15 years working for two insurers, predominantly on business development. In his time with insurers he worked as a specialist risk surveyor for a highly specialised niche insurer providing valuation, risk management and design of insurance programmes. In 1996 Peter moved from insurer to insurance broking, joining Circle Insurance in 1998 he was promoted to Circle’s Board of Directors in 2007 and works closely with the other Board members in defining and implementing operational strategy and business development. He continues to arrange corporate insurance programmes and specialises in charity, care and is the key contact for the Hi Q facility.