Team

Team

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Our Team

Read about our award-winning team with over 45 years of experience between them

Siân Barton

Editor

Siân joined Insurance Age as commissioning editor in 2014 and prior to this worked on a range of B2B titles covering topics including recycling, the co-operative movement and health and social care.

After a stint as deputy editor she was promoted to editor in 2018. During that year she also joined, alongside a set of intrepid insurance professionals, the InsureTrek which saw the group hike the Mont Blanc Massif and raise more than £100,000 for Insurance United Against Dementia.

In 2020 Siân was the recipient of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association Journalist of the Year award while Insurance Age took the trophy for Publication of the Year. She also won Profile of the Year.

Jonathan Swift

Content director

Jonathan has written and commented about the insurance industry since 1998 as a reporter, news editor, editor and content director at Insurance Post.

He has appeared on television speaking about topics as diverse as the insurance implications of Michael Jackson's death to the consequences of consolidation on motor premiums; and is a past winner of the British Insurance Brokers' Association journalist of the year and Association of British Insurers general insurance trade journalist prizes.

Ida Axling

Deputy editor

Ida joined Insurance Age as a reporter in October 2014. Prior to entering the world of insurance she worked at a number of regional newspapers in her native Sweden.

Ida held roles including senior reporter and news editor before becoming deputy editor in November 2020.

She won the British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s Best Trade Award in 2020 and the Best Profile Award in 2019.

In 2019, Ida also won Headline Money’s General Insurance Journalist of the Year (B2B) Award.

Cristina Diciu

Reporter

Cristina joined Insurance Age in 2021, after having received her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from City, University of London.

She moved to the UK in 2019 from Bucharest, Romania, where she used to work as a reporter for a national newspaper, covering breaking news, politics, and current affairs, and as a translator at a national radio station.

In her free time, Cristina likes to read fantasy novels and study foreign languages, having also worked as an English and French teacher for a Japanese language platform.