Commercial lines underwriting specialist Arista Insurance has appointed Claire Morris as senior development underwriter to its Southampton office.
Claire brings 20 years underwriting experience to the role and will report to regional trading manager Paul Avery. She will be responsible for new business development with Arista’s brokers in Hampshire and Dorset.
Claire recently worked for Axa as a development underwriter and held various underwriting roles at Aviva in Southampton between1993 and 2003.
Her joining is in line with Arista’s growth strategy of giving brokers access to experienced, local decision makers who are willing to trade. It also fulfills Arista’s aspiration of putting empowered underwriters close to its broker partners.
Arista regional manager for the South Andy Wright commented: “Bringing in a well-respected underwriter of Claire’s calibre is important for Arista’s Southampton operations. As the Southampton office expands, Claire’s appointment will help ensure the delivery of the market leading service standards that brokers have come to expect from Arista.”