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Appointment of Graham Allen and Ian Maguire to the Board of Argenta Holdings

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Argenta Holdings plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Allen and Ian Maguire to the Board of Directors. Graham Allen will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer for the Group in addition to his existing Argenta Syndicate Management Ltd (ASML) responsibilities. Both Graham Allen and Ian Maguire will report to Andrew Annandale, Group Chief Executive Officer.  

Graham qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1990, specialising in both the manufacturing and insurance sectors (including the Lloyd’s market).  In 1994, Graham moved into a Lloyd’s managing agency role, where he worked closely with the underwriting teams for several syndicates, dealing with both financial and operational aspects.  In 2001 he joined ASML and was appointed Finance Director in 2002.

Ian has over 27 years of experience in insurance and reinsurance. Since June 2011 Ian has been  Active Underwriter of syndicate 2121, having joined the syndicate in 2004. He continues to hold responsibility for the property direct and facultative account and oversees the development of the syndicate’s other, predominantly short tail classes. Ian joined the Board of ASML in July 2012. Prior to joining Argenta, Ian was at Wellington Underwriting where he had responsibility for Wellington’s North American direct property facility business.

Andrew Annandale, Chief Executive Officer of Argenta Holdings plc commented: “It is testament to the depth of skill and expertise we have within the Argenta Group that we have been able to further strengthen the senior executive team with two internal promotions.  Both Graham and Ian will be welcome additions to our Group’s Board of Directors as we develop and grow our business portfolio.”