Board of Directors
James Kalbassi

James Kalbassi

James Kalbassi became UNIBA Partners Chairman of the Board in January, 2024. James is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Paragon Brokers and an Executive Director of PSC Insurance.

James has more than 25 years’ experience building and leading a specialist Lloyd’s and International insurance broker. His strategic and operational experience has helped to drive the company’s success, representing some of the world’s largest professional service firms and listed corporate clients. James joined the PSC Insurance Group Board following Paragon’s combination with the Australian listed broker in 2019.

In addition to his management roles, James has more than 30 years’ experience as a specialist Professional Liability broker, leading some of the most innovative insurance programs placed in the global marketplace. His primary focus is on the Law Firm and Design Firm Sectors.

James previously served on the UNIBA Partners Board between from 2017-2019. Earlier in his career, James was a Divisional Director at Willis Faber & Dumas PLC, in London.

He is married to Lily, with three children, Max, Georgiana and Chloe. Away from the City, James is a keen fly fisherman and a river and ocean marine conservationist.