ARAG appoints new ATE account manager, underwriting manager and product developer

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8 February 2016


ARAG 200x200Leading After-the-Event insurance provider ARAG has made the first key appointments of what is set to be a significant expansion for the Bristol-based company at the start of 2016.

Sian Thomas has joined the business as ATE account manager with particular responsibility for the South West and South Wales. Sian will be building relationships with ARAG’s solicitor partners and ATE intermediaries and brings with her 10 years of experience in the industry, during which she has worked in a number of account handling roles.

“ARAG puts such emphasis on innovation, which is obviously critical in this constantly changing market.” comments Sian. “I’m really excited to be joining a company that is growing rapidly and has shown such commitment to enabling access to justice.”

Ian Herbert has been appointed to the new role of underwriting manager, overseeing both ATE and BTE underwriting operations. Ian has more than 30 years’ experience gained at Endsleigh, Hill House Hammond, Mark Richards and, most recently, B4 Group.

“I’ve worked with ARAG in recent years and found their flexibility really refreshing.” says Ian. “It’s great to be joining such a friendly but professional team that has a strong reputation for bending over backwards to make things work for its partners and their clients”.

Also joining the company, as product development advisor, is Mark Cashman, who brings with him almost 25 years’ experience in the legal expenses sector and has since worked at Locktons.

ARAG director and head of ATE, Paul Hurley, commented on the appointments: “Our recent growth has created some key opportunities for this year. We’ve been fortunate to have some excellent candidates to choose from, so I’m really looking forward to working with Sian, Ian and Mark.”

 

 



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