July 16, 2020

Arch Insurance UK Announces Broker Relationship Development Appointment

Insights UK Regional Division

Iain Blair joins as Broker Relationship Development Manager.

Colchester, 16 July 2020 – Arch Insurance UK has today announced the appointment of Iain Blair as Broker Relationship Development Manager – E-trade, with immediate effect.

Based in Colchester, Blair will work with Arch’s strategic and national brokers to support the development and enhancement of its online products and platforms. He will also help build and maintain broker relationships to expand the firm’s UK regional presence.

Blair has over 15 years of insurance market experience. He most recently worked for Arch as Distribution & Development Manager, a role in which he managed online commercial trading performance and drove product improvement changes. He is returning to the firm after taking a short career break to pursue personal goals.  

Prior to his previous appointment at Arch, Blair spent 10 years in a variety of senior roles at Towergate Underwriting, including Distribution & Development Manager, Trading Manager and Development Underwriter.

Commenting on the appointment, Mike Bottle, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Distribution at Arch Insurance UK, said: “Iain has a great deal of specialist experience and expertise in managing and developing online products and platforms, which will stand him in good stead in his new role. We are very pleased to see him rejoin the business, as we continue to invest in market-leading talent to support our continued growth.”

“We are delighted to welcome back someone of Iain’s calibre to the team,” said Tony Silve, National Director, Arch Online. “He will play a central role in enhancing our e-trading capabilities, which form an increasingly important component of our offering to our UK regional brokers.”


Arch Insurance (UK) Limited, Arch Insurance International, appointment, Colchester, Blair, Silve, Bottle


About Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd.

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited is part of Arch Insurance International and provides specialised commercial property, casualty, motor, professional liability, personal accident and travel insurance solutions through its extended office network across the UK.

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

About Arch Insurance International

Arch Insurance International is part of Arch Capital Group Ltd. and includes Arch Insurance UK and the P&C insurance operations of Arch Insurance (EU) dac, as well as Arch’s insurance operations in Europe, Bermuda and Australia.

About Arch Capital Group Ltd.

Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company with approximately $13.10 billion in capital at March 31, 2020, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.

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