The trio of distribution directors at Ageas UK will be complete come March with the arrival of Russell White (pictured).
Last October Ageas introduced a new intermediated distribution structure, appointing Darren Whittaker as director of distribution for large personal lines brokers and affinity partnerships as well as Mark Auchterlonie as director of distribution for large commercial lines brokers and new business development.
Now White, an RSA and Allianz alumnus with around 25 years of experience, has been named director of distribution for regional brokers and niche and specialist schemes. All three directors are under the leadership of chief customer officer Ant Middle, who is in charge of UK-wide distribution, proposition development, and service delivery.
“I look forward to welcoming Russell to the team in March,” stated Middle. “His strong track record in commercial SME trading underpins our appetite to grow in this area, while retaining our strength in the personal lines market. Russell’s appointment complements our experienced and successful broker-facing team, and brings real drive and enthusiasm to grow with our business.”
Ageas said the external hire will be responsible for the growth of the company’s regional broker heartland and the further development of the niche and specialist schemes propositions across personal and commercial lines.
Commenting on his appointment, White noted: “Ageas has long held an excellent reputation in the personal lines broker market and more recently made visible progress in the SME commercial lines market too.
“The appetite to extend its expertise and further grow and develop in these areas makes this an attractive role, and I look forward to leading the regional broker and schemes team in building from such strong foundations.”
Chris Dobson, who led the firm’s broker distribution strategy from 2004, retired at the end of 2019.