Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Sam is a long term Hong Kong resident and has lived in Hong Kong since his teenage years. Formally educated at Bromsgrove School in the UK, and Island School in Hong Kong, Sam then completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Loughbourough University.
After working in the insurance industry for 9 years, Sam took the step in 2012 to found CCW Global and has helped to grow the business in to the thriving multi-line insurance brokerage that it is today.
Outside of the insurance industry Sam is a keen rugby player and still turns out on matchdays for the Veterans side, alongside his boxing training. Sam also makes time to spend with his family, including his wife, daughter and their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Barney started his Insurance journey in Hong Kong 18 years ago. Initially working as an insurance broker, Barney quickly built up an extensive client portfolio working for Pacific Prime Insurance brokers, originally specializing in Health Insurance. This lead Barney to join CCW Global in 2012 at the company’s inception.
A technical and consultative broker, Barney has guided the company’s strategic growth and at the same time trained and developed numerous fledgling insurance brokers with an emphasis on ethical and technical guidance
He has deep knowledge and experience across the full spectrum of general insurance products both on the corporate and individual side. This experience allows him to understand and identify risks that his clients have not previously considered and ensure that their long term protection is secure.
A UK national who attended Loughborough University where he completed his bachelor degree as a student of the exclusive Physical Education, Sports Science and Business management course.
Barney is a fully licensed insurance intermediary and holds IIQAS papers 1, 2 and 3.
Sophie Le Grys
Sophie has been living in Hong Kong for a number of years. A British National, she has lived and worked in England, Oman, Egypt and Hong Kong, and her travel has allowed her to work with international business individuals and communities from many different cultural backgrounds.
Sophie gained professional experience in many areas including food & beverage, retail, advertising and marketing and she became a fully licensed insurance intermediary with PIBA in Hong Kong through the IIQAS in 2009, and holds license for papers 1,2 and 3. Sophie joined CCW Global in 2013 from Pacific Prime Insurance Brokers – Kwiksure.
Philip Bautista Steel
Phil is a Hong Kong permanent resident having grown up in the HK SAR attending Island School, moving to Ridley College and then St. Clair College both in Ontario Canada before returning to HK in 2007. He holds a honours BA in International Business and is currently perusing his MBA. He is a registered insurance intermediary with the IA holding IIQAS papers 1, 2 and 3, Senior Associate CIP designation with ANZIFF and current CII member.
Leaving a very successful teaching career, Phil moved into the world of insurance first as a recruiter, then to broking 2017 with CCW Global. His experience lies within the Financial Lines and SME space focusing on the overall needs of businesses across multiple sectors including finance, technology, allied health, and F&B.
In addition to broking, Phil is a committee member of the Hong Kong Insurers Club who assist with providing a wide range of activities and professional developmental services for insurance practitioners across Hong Kong.
In 2013 Michael joined CCW Global from Pacific Prime Insurance Brokers - Kwiksure where he managed the Information Technology and Digital Marketing departments from 2006. A consummate technophile with a background in philosophy, Michael successfully grew Pacific Prime - Kwiksure's lead generation capabilities by more than 200% during his tenure in charge of the departments.
A prolific writer, featuring in periodicals including HR Magazine and Escape Artist, Michael built a team of 25 people and established the SEO/SEM systems and practices being successfully utilized by Pacific Prime. He was also the core component in developing a positive Long-Tail organic strategy for the company’s online properties.
His experience with globally targeted Google Adwords campaigns lead to his becoming an expert contributor to The Complete Guide to Google Adwords (2011) by Larisa Lambert. Additionally, Michael has been featured on ExpatMarketing.com for his unique and expansive digital practices.