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Arch Insurance confirms two directoral promotions

In two newly created roles, the national directors will work closely together and report to Steve Bashford, CEO, UK regional division

Arch Insurance’s UK regional division has announced the promotions of Vicky Rowlay to national director – Business Transformation and Neil Peters to national director – Branch Network, with immediate effect. 

Rowlay will focus on developing and implementing key business strategies, including overseeing a new Speed-to-Market initiative as well as assuming responsibility for the company’s regional trading and online underwriting teams. 

Meanwhile, Peters will focus on driving business production and heightening broker engagement levels across the branch network. In these newly created roles, they will work closely together and report to Steve Bashford, CEO, UK regional division.

Rowlay was previously regional director for the North of the UK, having joined the UK regional division following its launch. Prior to that she was regional director – North West at Fusion Insurance Services. 

Peters was previously regional director for the South of the UK having also joined Arch with the launch of the UK regional division in 2019. He was previously managing director, London at Towergate Insurance.

Rowlay and Peters will both join Arch Insurance’s UK regional division executive committee alongside Bashford, Mike Bottle, who is head of the UK Regional Strategy and Distribution team, and Stuart Danskin, UK regional director of Underwriting.

Bashford said: “The promotions of Vicky and Neil to national roles are important to our continuing evolution and add further impetus to our growth strategy.  

“As National Directors with responsibilities across our entire UK Regional business, they will be charged with developing new opportunities to deliver class-leading solutions to our broking partners and maximising long-term, profitable, sustainable growth across the Division.”

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