David Thompson appointed Head of Claims & Reinsurance Operations

Argenta Syndicate Management Limited (“ASML”), a subsidiary of Argenta Holdings plc, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Thompson to the new role of Head of Claims and Reinsurance Operations, following the Company’s decision to combine both departments into a single division.  He will report to Paul Hunt, Underwriting Director, and will join ASML on 2nd April 2013.

David has been a claims specialist since joining the Lloyd’s market in 1987. He has had experience of both Lloyd’s and the Company market and for the past three years has served as Head of Claims for Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited. Prior to that he was with QBE for seven years, latterly as Head of International Property and Specialty Claims. He has claims experience of most classes of insurance business and has developed and enhanced claims reporting platforms both in the UK and overseas. Alan Wooder, ASML’s current claims head, will continue to be the senior claims adjuster reporting directly to David.

Andrew Annandale, Chief Executive Officer of Argenta Holdings plc and Managing Director of ASML, commented:

“We are delighted to have attracted someone of David’s calibre.  He is an experienced claims and reinsurance specialist who will be a valuable addition to our senior management team.  We look forward to welcoming him to Argenta.”





Andrew Annandale/Paul Hunt                 Argenta Holdings plc/ASML                   + 44 (0)20 7825 7200

David Haggie/Samantha Whiteley           Haggie Financial LLP                             + 44 (0)20 7417 8989