Julian Mungo - Managing Director

julianJulian started his career in 1979 when he joined the insurance department of Hillier Parker May and Rowden (now CBRE).

Over the next 16 years he was involved in the placement of the insurances for the Partnership’s property management clients, which included many significant property owners in the UK.

Julian enjoyed several successful years as Insurance Manager before leaving to join the specialist Property Division of AON to develop his unique blend of  property owners’ insurance expertise.

In 1997 Julian joined Layton Blackham’s Property Division. Julian took up the overall running of the Layton Blackham Property Division in 2001 and was made Director in 2002. Under Julian, the Property Division became an established market leader in the property owners’ insurance field enjoying its best year ever in 2008.

Julian left the company in January 2009 and since then has set up Aquilla Insurance Brokers.

Telephone: 0203 1594315
Mobile: 07545 208760

Natasha Ward - Broking Director

natashaNatasha started her career in 1992 joining a West End broker which was subsequently acquired by the Heath Lambert Group.

Natasha worked at Heath’s for six years as a specialist property broker, predominantly acting for the Group’s largest client.

In 1998 Natasha joined Layton Blackham’s Property Division responsible for the running of one of the teams and looking after several high profile clients.

In 2002 Natasha was instrumental in setting up Layton Blackham’s overseas facility which offered insurance solutions for property owners in twelve territories across Europe.

Natasha left Layton Blackham in 2008 and was involved in the setting up of Aquilla.

Telephone: 0203 1594314
Mobile: 07545 208759

Julie Parmenter - Broking Director


Julie started her career in 1988 when she joined the Property Owners team at Royal Insurance (now RSA).

Over the next six years Julie benefited from several promotions and in 1994 was appointed as Property Development Underwriter. In 1996 Julie was further promoted to Broker Business Manager where her team dealt solely with property owners insurances.

In 2003 Julie joined Layton Blackham managing the insurance program for one of the company’s largest property clients. Julie took over the responsibility for managing and developing the overseas insurance facility in 2005.

Julie joined Aquilla in September 2009.

Telephone: 0203 1707672
Mobile: 07590 927124

Claire Clarke - Broking Director

claireClaire started her career at Legal & General in 1985.

In 1989, Claire joined the insurance department at Edward Erdman (now Colliers CRE) and was the principal support to the Insurance Manager. Claire was promoted to insurance manager in 1994.

In 1995, Claire joined Layton Blackham’s Property Division. Her extensive wealth of property experience was a cornerstone of the Division from a broking and management perspective, dealing with many of the Groups largest and longest serving property clients.

Claire joined Aquilla in September 2009.

Telephone: 0203 1707673
Mobile: 07590 927125

Geoff Bradford - Director and Investor

geoffIn 1975 Geoff started his career at Resource Evaluation Ltd working with major multinationals to improve their working capital and productivity improvement programs.

Geoff was promoted to Managing Director focusing on and significantly improving the profitability of clients in the Financial Services Sector working with insurers, brokers and asset managers.

Geoff joined Layton Blackham as Managing Director in 1995 and was responsible for all operating companies and their profitability including property owners, financial services, general insurance and networks.

At the point of sale of the company in January 2007 Geoff had been directly involved in the acquisition and integration of 25 insurance brokers totalling some 400 staff. Up to his departure in June 2008 Geoff was appointed Integration Director.

Geoff joined Aquilla in July 2009

Mobile: 07739 195272