Leading legal expenses and assistance provider ARAG  has appointed Duncan Ogilvie to head up the company’s pivotal product development function, following the death of Lesley Attu, last year.
In an insurance career that spans more than 30 years, Duncan has worked across underwriting, reinsurance, research and product development roles, mostly in the legal expenses insurance sector, but also in the wider general insurance market.
“Duncan is hugely experienced and has contributed enormously to developing ARAG’s product portfolio, since joining us.” commented Underwriting Director, David Haynes. “He already had a rare appreciation of the legal expenses market, to which he’s added a deep understanding of ARAG products and our approach to innovation, making him perfect for this key role.”
Responding to David’s comments, Duncan said “I’m very pleased to take on responsibility for ARAG’s wide range of products and look forward to building on the great success that they have already earned, in their respective markets.”
Paying tribute to his former colleague, Lesley Attu, Duncan added “I was very lucky to work with Lesley for many years, both here at ARAG and earlier in our careers. Her contribution to the cause of extending access to justice, both within our industry and beyond, is irreplaceable, but I’m honoured to take up her mantle.”
Duncan’s new team has responsibility for the development of the existing ARAG product portfolio, as well as the design of new products for the before-the-event, after-the-event and insured assistance markets.