Karen Beales, Managing Director, UK General Insurance
Karen has a superb talent for those signature personal-lines schemes which have made UK General Insurance Britain’s leading specialist MGA. She also has an approachable, common-sense leadership style which is appreciated by brokers, insurers and team members alike. Karen joined the company as technical underwriting manager in 2002 after 13 years at Caravan Guard/Wilby Insurance Brokers (most recently as director). Prior to that, she worked in broking and underwriting at General Accident, and has held a number of senior roles at board level. One of Karen’s proudest moments was winning ‘MGA of the Year’ for UK General in 2015. She also holds the Advanced Dip CII (ACII) and has used her spare time to earn a BA (Hons).