About us

Who we are

Fenchurch Associates is a recruitment agency for permanent and contract resources within the Insurance Industry. Insurance and Analytics recruitment is our core business and we’re proud to say, our customers believe we’re good at it. Fenchurch Associates has actively chosen to focus on Insurance and Analytical jobs, we’ve immersed ourselves in this market and are now an integral part of this business community.

The motivation was to start a recruitment business avoiding all the pitfalls we have experienced ourselves as recruiting managers, as candidates and as recruitment consultants. Flexibility and transparency were high on our list but there were also many other aspects we wanted to improve.

What makes us different?

Our relationship building and industry knowledge. We fully understand your recruitment briefs and career aspirations, placing a huge emphasis on delivering a professional and quality experience every time we engage with our customers. We are always responsive in our approach and endeavour to make the recruitment process simple, easy and successful for everyone.

Ashley Beatens

Founder and Director

Ashley is the founding Director of Fenchurch Associates. With over 10 years’ recruitment experience in both permanent and contract GI Actuarial markets, Ashley is responsible for Business Development, Client Relationships and for leading the growth and diversification of the business. Ashley is a proven headhunter with a history of placing hundreds of professionals through his career with market leading Insurers, Reinsurers, Consultancies and Brokers. Having worked with leading figures in the market, Ashley has an extensive network and provides a service that is flexible and agile to support the needs of his clients and candidates.

Catalin-Leonard Popa

International Director

Catalin-Leonard is a motivated and genuine recruitment professional with a can-do attitude and an enthusiastic personality. He has over 7 years’ experience in actuarial recruitment. Catalin-Leonard joins Fenchurch Associates to start and develop the European division and help expand the business into new markets.

He enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and help candidates grow and develop their careers. Over the years he has built long-term relationships with candidates and world’s leading (Re)Insurance companies and consultancies and he has successfully placed life and non-life actuaries across Europe from junior actuaries to managers and head of departments. Known for his integrity, determination and discretion, Catalin-Leonard is always keen to provide impartial advice on recruitment solutions or advise candidates about their career choices.

When he travels, he enjoys meting with locals and trying new food, including local delicacies such as insects, ceviche, moqueca or cha ca.  He is a keen follower of football and athletics and he is also a FA Level I Football Coach, managing a U13s team for a local club.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to improve the reputation of the recruitment industry, through delivering an honest and dedicated service to our clients and candidates.

Our values

Complete Transparency

To put our customers at the heart of all we do. To utilise our experiences to turn insights and observations into useful ideas that we put to work for our customers. We thrive to collect feedback from interviews for the benefit of transparency and clear communication between all parties.


To reduce the hassle usually going with recruitment by understanding the clients’ requirements including the technical skills then filtering the candidates to submit only the relevant ones. This also applies the other way around when dealing with candidates and ensuring we only introduce candidates to suitable opportunities.


To treat everyone fairly and honestly and expect the same in return.


To aim for the highest quality and strive for continuous improvement in all that we do. To find new ways of solving problems. To test what we do and how we do it for fairness, diversity, trust, and mutual respect.


To work together as one team. We support candidates throughout the interview stages and provide guidance on career moves. We help clients make their vacancies appealing. We reward individuals who help us to a successful placement.


To remain agile and flexible through our growth, we want to keep all the advantages of a small enterprise. We want your feedback and will act on it to provide you with what you value most. We thrive to become your recruiter of choice or to get you to have a recruiter of choice!


To act with discretion and gain the trust of our clients. Whether you are a client or a potential candidate, you can rest assured that any conversation will be treated with the utmost discretion. Candidates’ CVs will also be sent only with your consent.

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