We are pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Weekes to the newly created role of Partnership Development Manager. Darren has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, 25 years of which was working for DAS in Business Development and Partnership Management roles including a senior management role as Head of Broker Partnerships.
Commenting on his appointment, Darren said, “I am delighted to have been invited to join Legal Protection Group. In just 3 years they have positioned themselves as a serious player in the LEI and Add On product sector and I was very impressed by the future plans that they have. I am excited about being an integral part of their future growth”
Neil McDermott joins in the new role of City Underwriter. Neil is also exceptionally experienced having worked for a number of other insurance companies and managing general agents, amongst others: Amicus Legal, DAS, and UK General in product, technical support and underwriting roles on various ancillary and financial loss policies.
Prior to joining Legal Protection Group, Neil was involved with developing and launching a personal cyber policy designed for all private individuals with a digital footprint, principally to counter losses arising from the burgeoning risk of economic crime carried out online, as well as costs involved in removing online content of a bullying or defamatory nature and restoring data/device to a functioning state following unauthorised third party access or malware.
Neil is thrilled to be joining the Legal Protection Group team and consolidate on the underwriting function with focus on supporting Andy Tomkins and Darren Weekes in the City office. Neil commented, "The company’s performance since it was formed and future plans impressed me and I look forward to playing my part in growing the profitable portfolio of ancillary insurance business."
Darren and Neil join Andy Tomkins, City Broker Manager, in our London office.
Andy Westall, Sales Director of Legal Protection Group, said “We are delighted that another two very experienced industry professionals have chosen to join our team. Our current focus is to ensure that we have the right people in place to support our expansions plans for 2020 and the knowledge and experience that both Darren and Neil bring will be central to making this happen. We welcome them both to Legal Protection Group.”