Mark Chichester appointed to enhance regional broker ties

Commercial lines underwriting specialist Arista Insurance has appointed Mark Chichester as senior underwriter to develop its South Wales market.

Chichester brings 20 years experience of the Wales and South West of England markets and joins from Chartis where he was senior casualty underwriter. Prior to Chartis, Chichester worked as regional underwriting manager for NIG in both Cardiff and the Bristol regions and before that he was at Independent Insurance as a liability underwriter.

Charles Earle, chief executive of Arista, said: “Mark’s local experience will be hugely helpful in driving Arista forward in these areas. Demand from brokers in South Wales has been growing and Mark's appointment is very much in response to that demand. His appointment will increase Arista’s profile and understanding of brokers needs for today and in the future.”