Ascent Underwriting, the specialist niche-product managing general agent, has appointed Mark Bowers as claims director with immediate effect.
Reporting to CEO David Umbers, Bowers will be responsible for maintaining and developing Ascent’s highly responsive and efficient claims service. Bowers, a solicitor by profession who formerly practised in the re/insurance department of an international law firm, brings over a decade of legal and technical claims experience to Ascent.
He joins from Tokio Marine Kiln where he served as head of financial and professional risks. With a strong customer-service ethos, Bowers’ areas of expertise include international coverage disputes, technical claims and business transformation projects.
Umbers said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome a professional of Mark’s calibre to our growing team. As Ascent continues to expand its underwriting proposition it is paramount that claims excellence is maintained. Mark’s expertise and technical ability will advance our first-rate client service and strengthen our exceptional claims proposition.”
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Ascent is a specialist Managing General Agent underwriting on behalf of a number of Lloyd’s Syndicates. It provides innovative insurance solutions face-to-face, and via a proprietary electronic underwriting platform. Ascent partners with risk assessors, forensic experts, and proactive claims management companies to ensure maximum value for its clients.