01 October 2021
Agria Pet Insurance is delighted to announce the appointment of Vicki Wentworth as its new Managing Director. Vicki will succeed Simon Wheeler to begin the post at the start of October 2021.
Vicki brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the specialist pet insurer, having worked extensively within the financial services industry with senior roles at Aviva, LV=, and Wesleyan Assurance. Before this, her career in the military culminated with Vicki as a Squadron Commander, working in Iraq undertaking casualty evacuation on the frontline.
Vicki comments, “I am thrilled to be joining an organisation with a truly meaningful purpose and am very excited to build upon Agria’s striking success and growth within recent years.
“Having navigated through the tough challenges of the pandemic, the experienced and passionate team in the UK is incredibly well-positioned to continue delivering strong growth and profit results, while remaining true to the core values so fundamental to the business. These values set Agria apart, and as a keen animal-lover, steering an ambitious organisation that places its team and pets at its heart is something I cannot wait to begin.”
Vicki’s love of pets extends to her homelife, where she has a menagerie of mostly rescued animals, including horses, a dog, a cat, chickens, and a couple of sheep.
Sonja Karaoglan, European Business Manager for Agria Djurforsäkring, commented, “I am very pleased with the recruitment of Vicki. She comes with a strong experience and focus on people - both customers and employees - which fits very well with where our UK business is in its development curve.
“I think that she, together with our strong senior management team in the UK, can contribute to the continuous growth and positive development of the customer journey.”
Agria is one of the oldest pet insurers globally and has been insuring animals for over 130 years. In the UK, Agria Pet Insurance works closely with veterinary partners, rehoming organisations and breeders. The specialist pet insurer has been named the UK’s Most Trusted Pet Insurance Provider and one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™.