The new hire has more than 30 years of industry experience

Legal expenses insurance provider Arag has appointed Alastair Sambrook as broker business manager.

In his new role, Sambrook - who will report to Arag’s UK sales manager for before the event (BTE) insurance Matt Warren - will be responsible for leading the firm’s broker account team and developing relationships with brokers, predominantly in the south east of England.

Sambrook has more than 30 years of industry experience and has held a number of broker management, business development and leadership roles for major insurance brands, such as XL Catlin, Markel and Allianz.

Speaking on the appointment, Warren said: “Alastair obviously brings with him a huge amount of experience, not just of the insurance industry, but specifically in managing relationships with brokers.”

“Arag’s commitments to delivering the best service to our broker partners and ensuring that we continue to develop market-leading products that work for them and for their clients, make this a pivotal role for us that demanded a candidate of Alastair’s calibre.”

Sambrook added: “Arag has such a great reputation in a sector that is becoming increasingly important to brokers.

“I am very much looking forward to getting to know our existing business partners and helping to develop those relationships and build some new ones.”

Arag is part of the global Arag Group, the largest family-owned enterprise in the German insurance industry.

Arag has operated in the UK since 2006, providing both before the event and after the event legal expenses insurance products and assistance solutions for businesses and individuals.