Arch UK announces senior promotion to bolster financial lines

The insurer also appointed three new underwriting practitioners

Arch UK announces senior promotion to bolster financial lines

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Arch UK has announced the promotion of Kirsty Blois (pictured) to underwriting manager for miscellaneous and emerging professional indemnity (PI).

In this new role, Blois is responsible for managing the insurer’s miscellaneous PI book of business and further developing its broker relationships.

According to her LinkedIn, Blois was previously a senior underwriter for miscellaneous PI and senior new business underwriter for Hiscox, her home firm for more than 12 years. Before that, she also worked as a senior commercial account handler and team leader for The Oval Group (now Gallagher).

In addition to the promotion of Blois, Arch UK also appointed three new underwriting practitioners for the PI team: Hayley Bilas and Timothy Rolph join as development underwriters, while Joshua Woods joins as underwriter, PI.

Blois will report to Arch UK regions head of financial lines Martin Joyce.

“Arch is committed to attracting and developing the best possible underwriting talent within our teams in order to provide exceptional service for our brokers and their customers,” Joyce said. “Following the recent success of launching several financial lines products, including Miscellaneous PI and D&O, we are keen to build on our considerable market momentum. Kirsty’s well-earned promotion and the appointments of Hayley, Tim and Josh demonstrate our commitment to boosting our market presence and delivering on our broker promise to be collaborative, responsive, and to deliver informed solutions.”

Recently, the UK insurer also announced the appointment of Janine Starkie as Manchester branch manager.

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