As a consequence, Mark Winlow has joined Ageas as Independent Non-Executive Director and will be appointed to the Boards of Ageas Insurance Limited, Ageas Protect and in due course, Ageas UK.  

Julian Hance has been Chairman of Ageas Insurance Limited at a time of considerable growth for the company.  His leadership and strategic input have been very important to Ageas’s ongoing development.

Mark Winlow has 30 years of experience in financial services in the UK, USA,  Bermuda, Europe and South Africa, including Non-Executive roles at insurance broker Endsleigh and industry bodies MIB and MIIC, as well as Managing Director at Zurich Financial Services’ UK personal lines division. Mark joins from KPMG where he was a Partner and the head of General Insurance.  Previously he was a partner at Ernst & Young and has held senior roles at Price Waterhouse Coopers and AT Kearney. 

Commenting on the changes, Barry Smith, Chief Executive, Ageas UK said: “Julian has made a valuable contribution to the strategic development of Ageas UK over the last few years and we wish him well for the future. 

Mark’s significant independent perspective, experience and knowledge of the industry will undoubtedly provide an invaluable contribution to the future direction of Ageas in the UK. His appointment is further evidence of our ability to attract significant expertise from across the market, demonstrating the strength of Ageas’s proposition. I’m delighted to welcome Mark to the team.”

Commenting on his departure, Julian said: “I’ve enjoyed working with the high quality management team at Ageas over the last few years and wish them every success as the group continues to develop.”

Mark Winlow said:  “These are exciting times for Ageas as the business continues to grow in the UK against challenging market conditions, whilst maintaining the levels of service excellence that the company is renowned for. At a time when the insurance industry continues to face unprecedented regulatory and reputational challenges, I’m delighted to be working with the Ageas team in addressing these issues.”