Industry Moves: Warren Dickson Joins Aston Lark as Retail MD

Aston Lark has today announced the appointment of Warren Dickson as UK Retail
Managing Director (subject to regulatory approval). Warren will join the company on 1st
October.

Warren brings over 30 years of insurance industry experience, the majority gained in senior
Executive and Boardroom positions across all classes of insurance including personal,
commercial and employee benefit lines. His previous roles include Sales & Marketing
Director at Carole Nash, Managing Director at Fish Insurance and, from 2013-2018, CEO of
Chase Templeton, a specialist Private Medical Insurance broker owned by Palatine Private
Equity. Under Warren’s leadership, Chase Templeton made 75 acquisitions, overhauled its
sales distribution model, delivered significant organic growth and was eventually sold to the
Ardonagh Group.

Peter Blanc explained: “Since Aston Scott and Lark came together in 2017, our business has
practically doubled in size and our future plans are equally ambitious. Not only has our pace
of M&A activity increased, but our group has also expanded into Ireland and the building of a
London Market & Specialty platform.

“Stuart Rootham joined me in 2016 as Group MD and we have a great partnership. We have
been discussing for some time that, with the ever increasing interest in Aston Lark as a
potential home for vendors and the responsibilities of leading a business of significant scale,
it was important that our core UK Retail regional business had dedicated leadership to
maximise the clear opportunities that exist.

“Warren is a fantastic hire for us. His track record of helping businesses drive strong organic
growth is hugely impressive and his knowledge of the employee benefits intermediary
market will be invaluable to us as we have strong ambition in that area. Stuart and I look
forward to welcoming him on board soon.”

Warren says “I am delighted to be joining Aston Lark at this exciting time. I have been
admiring the development of this business from afar and it is clear from my conversations
with Peter and Stuart that they are really building something special. They speak with such
passion about the business and I am privileged that they have entrusted me to take the UK
Retail arm on its next chapter. The potential is enormous across their four core areas of
focus – commercial, schemes, private clients and employee benefits and the ability to
collaborate with our group colleagues in Ireland and in London Market & Specialty is also
hugely helpful. I can’t wait to get started!”

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