Our London Team

Wade Newell

Head of London Operations

Wade is an experienced recruiter who offers over 18 years’ experience in Financial Services & Insurance recruitment. He moved from a financial services background into recruitment in 1999 joining a London based specialist insurance and financial services recruiter initially operating in the UK Pensions and Employee Benefits market. He subsequently moved into the Life & Health area recruiting for Life, Life Reinsurance, PMI and International PMI Clients predominantly in the UK before inevitably taking on and completing assignments in Europe and the Middle East. Wade’s recent completed assignments include, International Claims & Underwriting Manager, International Claims Executive and Senior Strategic Claims specialist for a UK Life & Health insurer.
Laura Hawkins


An experienced recruiter with a background in temporary, contract and permanent recruitment. Laura is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with both clients and candidates while gaining an understanding of their expectations and finding the right candidate-company fit. Laura has joined Darwin Rhodes as an Insurance Consultant to build and develop new and existing client relationships.