John Downes is to join Ageas Protect in October.
Downes (pictured) will be responsible for managing and expanding Ageas Protect’s underwriting and claims strategy across all of its products in both the intermediary market and in its partnerships.
He has over 25 years’ experience in the global life insurance underwriting market, most recently at Scottish Widows where he was head of underwriting strategy and at XL Re Life as head of underwriting and claims.
Darren Spriggs, managing director of Ageas Protect, said: “Underwriting and claims is at the heart of any life insurance business, which is why I’m pleased to have John onboard.
“He understands this market inside out, and has valuable insights into the philosophy and focus Ageas Protect should maintain to continue to look after our customers and innovate within the life insurance sector.”
Downes added: “I am really looking forward to joining Ageas Protect later this year. They have a strong reputation for dynamism and innovation in the market and I’m keen to be part of this up and coming business.”