Alison Platt has been appointed as Chair of the Ageas UK Board, effective from 1 October 2022, replacing Mark Winlow whose 10-year tenure with the business comes to an end in September.

Alison is a current FTSE Chair and experienced FTSE 50 Board director in both private and listed companies and has served as Chief Executive at Countrywide PLC and held several senior roles at BUPA.

With over 20 years’ experience leading organisational transformation and growth through service innovation and the application of technology, Alison’s experience is highly relevant as Ageas UK continues its own transformation journey and the delivery of its ambitious personal lines focused strategy.

Having been a Chair at Ageas UK for the last decade, Mark Winlow has overseen significant change and challenging market conditions.  His leadership and strategic input have been invaluable to Ageas’s ongoing success and development.

Commenting on the changes, Ant Middle, Chief Executive, Ageas UK said:

I’m delighted to welcome Alison to Ageas, her broad experience and impressive track record speak for themselves. I’m looking forward to working with her as we oversee the largest ever investment programme in Ageas UK’s people and technology capabilities and embrace her obvious passion for customers as we keep them at the centre of our thinking. 

I’m genuinely grateful to Mark who has been a champion of Ageas for over a decade. Not only has Mark immersed himself in our business and made a fundamental contribution to the strategic development of Ageas UK, but he has also been a much-valued mentor to me, my predecessors, and the executive team. I wish him all the very best for the future.

Alison added:

I’m very much looking forward to joining the Ageas UK Board and working to support Ant and the team on their transformation journey.

Commenting on his departure, Mark said:

I am extremely proud of how Ageas has conducted itself with integrity over the years including its never wavering support of UK brokers.  Under Ant’s leadership the business has committed to a much more focussed strategy, and I wish Alison all success in chairing a business that is poised for increasing success.

Alison’s appointment is subject to regulatory approval.