’I’m delighted we’ve been able further develop the board’s breadth,’ says chair

Ageas has appointed Nerissa Naidu as an independent non-executive director for its UK board as the business looks to grow in the personal lines market, according to a statement released today (17 May 2023).

Naidu has filled senior executive roles in businesses across a variety of sectors, including financial services and fintech.

She was also selected as a young global leader in the World Economic Forum in 2019 and was subsequently elected to its advisory group, including chair of the diversity, equity and inclusion sub-committee in 2021.

Ageas said her experience advising in environmental, social and governance (ESG), technology enablement and revenue generation strategies were “highly relevant” to its strategy for growth in personal lines.

Ant Middle, chief executive of Ageas UK, said: “It’s great to welcome Nerissa to the Ageas UK board, bringing her extensive experience of digital strategy transformation and growing businesses, as we continue our growth journey in the personal lines market. 

“I look forward to leaning into Nerissa’s passion for diversity, equity and inclusion and the value this will add to our approach at Ageas UK.”

Naidu added that Ageas was “embarking on an exciting journey in an ever changing social and digital environment”.

“I am pleased to be a part of this experienced team that is redefining its business to continue to support its customers in their most vulnerable moments,” she said.

Stepping down

Naidu will replace Greg Ball, whose tenure recently came to an end after nine years.

Middle said: “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Greg for his loyal and valued contribution to Ageas over the last nine years.”

Alison Platt, chair of the Ageas UK board, added that “replacing Greg was always going to be a challenge”.

“I’m delighted we’ve been able further develop the board’s breadth with Nerissa’s appointment,” she added.