Ageas Insurance Limited is delighted to confirm a number of critical appointments, asserting its ambition to continue Personal and Commercial business lines success.

Following Adam Clarke’s recent appointment as Managing Director for Ageas Retail Direct, Niraj Shah will become Underwriting Director for Ageas Insurance, with Thomas Quirke moving into the role of Chief Actuary, both reporting to François-Xavier Boisseau, CEO Insurance.

Niraj is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and joined Ageas as Chief Actuary for the Insurance business in 2013, following the acquisition of Groupama in 2012, with a proven track record across pricing, reserving, capital modelling and all aspects of actuarial work. Niraj has extensive UK market knowledge and will continue to drive both underwriting discipline and commercial flexibility.

Thomas has been Deputy Chief Actuary at Ageas Insurance Limited since June 2015. Also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, previously he led Ageas’s Motor Actuarial team. Thomas also joined the business from Groupama, where he held a number of roles within the Actuarial team and was responsible for various aspects of pricing, reserving and capital modelling. 

In addition, Joel Markham will rejoin Ageas in the role of Head of Regional Broker Development, reporting to Chris Dobson, Broker Distribution Director. In this significant role across the regional broker market, Joel will continue to develop an already strong portfolio of business and relationships, supported by an expert Account Executive Team. Joel initially joined Ageas in 2010 as an Account Executive, showing early promise and hitting the ground running, enabling him to quickly develop his strong relationship management skills and market knowledge. Joel returns to Ageas after a short time with Zurich.

Commenting on the new leadership appointments, François-Xavier Boisseau, CEO Insurance, said:“I’m delighted to be able to head into 2016 by announcing these important appointments. It is exceptionally pleasing that such talent exists within Ageas Insurance, enabling our people to take advantage of new opportunities and to continue to demonstrate our commitment and market expertise to our brokers and intermediary partners.”

Niraj Shah’s role as Underwriting Director for Ageas Insurance is subject to regulatory approval.