Agria Pet Insurance appoints new Head of Underwriting



John Walker-Lee

Agria Pet Insurance has appointed John Walker-Lee as Head of Underwriting. In this key role for the company, John will be responsible for Agria’s pricing, analysis and insurance terms and conditions, as well as managing the company’s risk profile.

Coming from his most recent role as Bids Director for Totally, John brings many years of experience to Agria.

Previously, John was jointly responsible for setting up Bupa Health Dialog as the company’s Commercial Director. This saw him put in place operational strategies for the business and work as a key member of the Senior Management team. Prior to this, John was Actuarial Service Manager for Bupa, where he led a highly successful team of Actuarial Analysts and Risk Analysts.

John says, “With the company’s recent and ongoing developments, this is an exciting time at Agria. I am delighted to be joining and bringing over 20 years of insurance experience into this field.”

Simon Wheeler, Managing Director of Agria Pet Insurance says, “John’s appointment comes at a pivotal stage in Agria’s development in the UK. His primary focus is to oversee the consolidation of all legacy portfolios onto the business’ revolutionary pick and mix lifetime cover platform and introduce a new-world, matrix pricing model that lays the foundations for the company’s short to medium-term product development strategy.”


Notes for editors:

Agria is one of the world’s leading animal insurers, specialising in small animal, equine and agricultural insurance. Founded in Sweden over 120 years ago, Agria came to the UK in 2009 and is now a prominent player in the UK pet insurance sector.  Agria UK works with vets, breeders and affiliates providing insurance for cats and dogs. Agria also administrates pet insurance schemes for the leading small animal registration bodies, The Kennel Club and the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF).

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