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Our Team


Julian Sparkes

Executive Director  

A career insurance executive with more than 45 years in the industry, Julian began his career in the Lloyd's of London market. Julian is a Director of the Savannah business and is responsible for the businesses direction and innovation.

Julian believes that what sets Savannah apart is the ability of brokers to talk directly to our underwriters.


Lema Najjar

Senior Underwriter 

Lema is Savannah’s Senior Underwriter for all Personal Accident (PA) classes and has overall responsibility for PA underwriting and product development.

With over 20 years’ experience working in the Australian insurance market, the last two-thirds of Lema's career have been focused purely as a dedicated Accident & Health Senior Underwriter.

Having joined Savannah in 2012, Lema thrives in the Agency environment and the innovative scope and creative space that is the Lloyd’s Coverholder market.

Lema is a Senior Associate of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance.


Emily Brazel

Underwriter - Schemes & Personal Accident

Emily joined Savannah is 2012 and is the main underwriter across all of Savannah’s insurance classes.

Emily’s underwriting incorporates both the Personal Accident and Schemes & Affinity portfolios involving the following classes of insurance: Personal Accident (PA); General Liability; Professional Indemnity; Property & Business Interruption; Management Liability; Tax Audit and iCyber Liability.

As with her Senior Underwriter colleagues, she has been completely enthralled at the creativity and solution solving disciplines that underpin Savannah’s commitment to their distribution channels.