Our dedicated fleet team is always on hand to assist you with back office support, guidance and advice.

Roger Gaunt

Roger Gaunt

Managing Director, Gauntlet Risk Management

Roger established Gauntlet Risk Management Ltd in 1994, with Gauntlet Health & Safety Ltd being formed shortly afterwards.  Having several years experience gained by working in underwriting and sales roles in two large insurance companies, plus 20 years’ experience earned at Gauntlet in his armoury, Roger has a substantial knowledge of the markets.  This has been one of the foundations of the Gauntlet success story. 

Roger manages the continued growth of the business and spends an equal amount of time consulting on health & safety issues and managing the insurance arrangements for Gauntlet’s larger corporate clients. 

He is a bit of an adrenaline junkie and, when he’s not studying for more qualifications, he’s likely to be found jumping out of planes, scuba diving, horse riding, or hurtling down a mountain on his snowboard.

Ian McCarron

Ian McCarron

Director, Gauntlet Risk Management

Ian has been part of the Gauntlet team for over ten years, having previously worked in an underwriting capacity for Royal & SunAlliance.

Ian’s first remit at Gauntlet was that of acquiring new business and servicing the existing client base, whilst also developing the business.  Ian has a great ability to focus on his clients’ needs, whilst helping them overcome any challenges they may encounter. Having gained qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Insurance, International Institute of Risk & Safety Management and Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, Ian is expertly placed to be able to provide in-depth advice to our clients, with regard to any risk management scenario.

In 2014 Ian joined the board as a director, responsible for the management of the internal broking and sales teams and also the health and safety/risk management function.

Ian is a sports fanatic and can often be found playing golf, or out running in a charity fund-raising event. When not in his running shoes, Ian enjoys spending time with family, travelling and socialising.

Thomas O'Connell

Thomas O'Connell

Thomas started working for Gauntlet Haulage in February 2015 and is an insurance and sales specialist.  With experience in fleet and commercial insurance, he has taken previous sales teams to record levels of success and shown his ability to contribute impressive revenue streams.  Thomas specialises in the transport and logistics sectors, working across all classes of insurance and has a keen interest in risk management. 

Thomas is known for using long-standing insurer relationships to the benefit of his clients, creating outstanding tailored and bespoke portfolios, which are the very best solutions his clients could find in the market. 

In his spare time, Thomas enjoys cooking, golf and musicals.

Matthew Humm

Matthew Humm

Matthew started working for Gauntlet Haulage in February 2015, joining as an account executive, following two successful years in a new business role with another Leeds-based brokerage. 

Prior to this, Matthew was a transport manager for a logistics company, where he developed a very good understanding of the transport sector and what it takes to successfully run haulage operations. 

This deep understanding of the transport sector, plus numerous years of insurance broking experience, gives Matthew an excellent skill set, which enables him to offer market-leading insurance portfolios to both existing and prospective clients. 

Matthew plays football at weekends and runs an U21s football team on a voluntary basis.

Angela McIver

Angela McIver

Angela rejoined Gauntlet in September 2014, having left a few years previously.  Her return demonstrated her belief in Gauntlet’s business strategy and service ethos, which are aligned with her own methodologies and principles. 

Angela handles every aspect of her clients’ portfolios, sourcing new business opportunities and managing new accounts from their inception.  This enables her to build a long-term relationship with clients. 

She is the first point of contact for clients needing to review their insurance needs and source the right cover, at the right price.  She is also a key part of a team that is growing significantly, every month. 

Angela’s experience in the insurance sector spans roles at Morgan Insurance, Budget Insurance and SME Insurance and she has handled everything from personal lines and commercial insurance, to running an insurance branch office and being a sales manager. 

In her free time, Angela works on behalf of an animal rescue charity and enjoys reading and eating out.

Martin Gray

Martin Gray

Principle Account Executive

Martin joined Gauntlet in April 2009 and has worked in the Insurance Industry since he left school.

He has specialised in motor fleet insurance for over 12 years and has a loyal customer base gained over many years.

He is married with 3 children.

In his spare time he enjoys running both of his son’s football teams as well as spending quality time with his family.

Phil Winter

Phil Winter

Account Executive

Phil joined Gauntlet in December 2015 having previously been an account handler in the Leeds branch of a large, multi-national brokerage. This shows his belief in Gauntlet’s service ethos and ability to provide a professional yet personal, high quality service.

His main is role growing and developing Gauntlet’s book of business, specialising in small to medium fleets as well as single PSV vehicles.

He prides himself on building strong client relationships, to understand their businesses requirements and employs effective negotiation techniques with insurers to obtain the very best cover at the best price.