Darren brings with him over 17 years of industry experience and will take up his new position later this year. He joins from Zurich Insurance, where he is currently Director of Personal Lines, Pricing and Underwriting. He has successfully designed pricing strategies that have led to the significant improvement in profitability; as well as improving the quality of underwriting decision-making, and establishing the Underwriting Counter Fraud Team.  Prior to this, Darren held a variety of positions in the General insurance market, including Associate Director for Pricing at BGL Group and Motor Business Manager at Churchill Insurance.

Commenting on his appointment, Geoff Carter, Chief Executive Officer, Tesco Underwriting, said: “Darren’s technical skills, experience and knowledge of the industry will add considerable value to the strategic direction of Tesco Underwriting as we continue to build on our Underwriting and Pricing capabilities. Darren is a very strong addition to the team and we are looking forward to him joining us.”

Darren added: “Since the launch of Tesco Underwriting a couple of years ago, the business has continued to go from strength to strength against what have been very challenging market conditions. I‘m delighted to have the opportunity to help take the business to the next level and look forward to working with the management team to achieve this.”