ARAG goes for experience with key underwriting and product development appointments

08 February 2016
Leading legal expenses 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.
Ian Herbert has joined as Underwriting Manager and will oversee both BTE and ATE underwriting operations. He brings with him more than 30 years’ experience from Endsleigh, Hill House Hammond, Mark Richards and, most recently, B4 Group.

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

Mark Cashman, who joins ARAG as Product Development Advisor, has almost 25 years of experience in the legal expenses sector and has since worked at Locktons.
“ARAG has always had a reputation for developing interesting new covers that shake up the market and really add value for partners and their clients.” says Mark. “I’m really looking forward to being part of that and working among so many familiar faces.”

Head of Underwriting and Marketing, David Haynes, commented on the appointments:
“Our significant growth in recent years has created a number of key opportunities at ARAG, that we’ll be filling this quarter. We’re lucky to have so many experienced candidates to choose from, especially here in Bristol, and I’m pleased to welcome Mark and Ian into the ARAG family.”

Also new to the company this year is Sian Thomas, who has been appointed Account Manager in ARAG’s ATE division. Sian has some 10 years’ experience in the industry, during which she has worked in a number of broker-­‐facing roles.

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Notes to Editors
ARAG plc is part of the global ARAG Group, the largest family-­‐owned enterprise in the German insurance industry. Founded in 1935, on the principle that every citizen should be able to assert their legal rights, ARAG now employs 3,700 people around the world and generates premium income in excess of €1.65 billion.  
Operating in the UK since 2006, ARAG plc provides a comprehensive suite of ‘before-­‐the-­‐event’ and ‘after-­‐the-­‐event’ legal insurance products and assistance solutions to protect both businesses and individuals.

Rachael Wornes, Marketing Manager, ARAG UK, 0117 917 1578, Paul Jacobs, Director, Consultable, 079 0982 1731,

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