Neil Mercier has joined Ageas as Head of Standard Motor as the insurer continues to double down on the personal lines market.

Neil will be responsible for managing and developing the underwriting strategy for Ageas’s standard motor portfolio, which sits at the heart of the company’s ambition to become a focused leader in personal lines insurance traded through intermediaries.

Reporting into Glyn Hughes, Director of Personal Lines Underwriting & Pricing, Neil brings with him a wealth of experience from previous senior underwriting positions within AXA, Direct Line Group and most recently Aviva.

Glyn said:

Neil’s wealth of insight into personal lines makes him the perfect fit as we to focus with laser-like precision on what we do best. That’s personal lines insurance, digitally traded through intermediated channels.

Our most recent broker feedback shows underwriting expertise is one of the biggest areas in which we satisfy our brokers and I’m pleased we’re adding to that expertise even further with Neil’s addition to the team.

Neil added:

Ageas has a well-earned reputation as a great insurer to work for and I’m excited to be a part of the team. Working for a business that has a clear direction is always a recipe for success and it’s something that Ageas has in spades with its latest strategy, combined with its strong heritage as a motor insurer.

Neil takes the reins from Rob Clark, who leaves to take on a new challenge after being with Ageas for seven years.

Commenting on his departure Glyn Hughes said:

I’d like to thank Rob for all his achievements and dedication over the years, not least his contribution to the recent delivery of our new simplified motor product for brokers.