London, UK — Lloyd’s insurer, AEGIS London, has expanded its Digital Trading Team with the appointments of Iain Lewers as Digital Business Development Analyst and Mark Wilding as Digital Product Development Specialist. Both Iain and Mark will report into Calum Williams, who has assumed the newly created role of Digital Development Manager.
Williams, whose experience includes time spent across multiple classes as both a broker and underwriter, will report into Tom Squires, head of Digital Trading at AEGIS London. He will now look after the distribution of digital product offerings and the development of new products for OPAL, AEGIS London’s award-winning quote-and-bind platform.
Lewers will help to drive the commercialisation and distribution of AEGIS London’s digital product expansion. He began his career in insurance with WTW and has previously held senior broking and production roles at Tysers and Gallagher’s. Throughout his career he has worked with the OPAL team in promoting the benefits of the platform and has explored different distribution channels for its products.
Wilding will provide insight across a range of products and new technologies. He started his career as a broker before switching disciplines to underwriting where he moved into consultancy, change delivery and product. Most recently he worked for Liberty Specialty Markets as Digital Product Owner. Whilst there he was instrumental in the creation of the digital team and saw successful launches of Contractors All Risks, Terror and Aviation (Drone) Specialty Digital Products.
Commenting on the expansion of the team, Tom Squires said: “These appointments mark a significant step forward in our efforts to diversify AEGIS London's digital product offering and enhance our business trading through digital platforms.
“This newly created team will be instrumental in driving our digital product expansion. Their expertise and leadership under Calum will undoubtedly contribute to our continued success.”
Commenting on the digital opportunity, Williams said: “Right now, we see huge opportunity to digitise new and existing products and offer them on our online platform - OPAL. As more brokers develop their own digital capabilities, OPAL’s API connectivity has enabled brokers to access our products via the digital platform that suits them best.
“This reflects our commitment to ensure the benefits of digitalisation will be mutual to insureds, brokers and the Syndicate; realising the gains of increased automation, better quality data, lower cost distribution and a competitive edge that will enable access to more of the business we want to write at a scale we are more able to achieve thanks to Digital Trading.”
OPAL provides a fully digital experience that improves efficiency and reduces the time needed to create and bind quotes.
Adrian Beeby, Omnia Partners
Notes to Editors
AEGIS London operates Lloyd’s Syndicate 1225 and comprises the UK-based subsidiaries of AEGIS (Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited), a mutual insurance company that serves the needs of the North American energy industry. From its origins in 1999, AEGIS London has become a top quartile diversified Lloyd’s syndicate, leading and participating in a wide range of business classes with a talented team of over 230 people.