New recruits to head up liability and property

Commercial lines underwriting organisation Arista has appointed two new underwriters: Gregor Elrick as Head of Property and Carl Steventon as Head of Liability.

Both join Arista from Zurich, where they were UK general insurance underwriting heads. Elrick, with 20 years’ industry experience, will have responsibility for all Property-related risk classes. Steventon has 14 years’ experience, and will handle all Liability-related risk classes.

Arista’s Chief Executive Officer Charles Earle said:
“Arista is a serious challenger in the UK commercial market and we’re here for the long term. That requires underwriting excellence and these appointments complete a strong team.

"In the South we have attracted some of the regional market’s leading talent since the company’s launch, and we are now turning our attention to taking this effective business model further North”.

Commenting on the appointment, Arista’s Head of Underwriting Richard Addis added:
“These appointments demonstrate the scale of Arista’s ambitions and the strong technical resources we are committing to achieve them. We are delighted to be in a position to attract such talented and experienced people.

“Carl and Gregor will increase the breadth and depth of the technical knowledge we have available to our underwriting teams and to our select panel of brokers, and will also enhance our product development capability."