9 January 2023

Aston Lark appoints new Regional Director and Associate Director

By Aston Lark

Leading insurance broker Aston Lark, a Howden company, has today announced two senior appointments, signalling the firm’s continued growth and focus on client outcomes.

Aston Lark recently announced the expansion of its UK footprint through two new regional offices in South Wales and the Thames Valley.

Heading up Aston Lark’s new Thames Valley office will be Alistair Matthews, who brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the insurance sector, most recently as Area Managing Director for Towergate Insurance Brokers.

As well as leading the new Thames Valley office, Alistair joins as a Regional Director with responsibility for a region covering existing offices in Farnborough and Alton.

Alistair has been consistently recognised throughout his career for his ability to deliver growth, retention and bring in new business, even in difficult trading conditions.

“We are delighted to have someone of Alistair’s calibre come on board to lead our new Thames Valley office and continue to drive our client centric culture in Farnborough and Alton, as we embark on the next exciting phase of our growth journey”, says Warren Dickson, Aston Lark Managing Director – UK Retail.

The senior appointment to lead Aston Lark’s new office in South Wales will be announced in February.

Also joining the leading insurance broker is Lee Parr, as Associate Director in Aston Lark’s Commercial division.

Lee has joined to lead the Derby office, to help expand Aston Lark’s reach, and deliver more support and advice to clients in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

Lee also has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry and was most recently Branch Director for PIB Insurance Brokers. Prior to this he was Operations Director for Cowens Group, a provider of insurance broking and financial services.

“We’re excited to have Lee join our team and add his expertise to our market leading commercial insurance offering – it’s a win for our business, and more importantly, our valued clients”, says Mr Dickson.

In April 2022, Aston Lark became part of Howden, the international insurance broking group, with the aim of creating a standout full-service broker, unrivalled in its quality, scale and reach in the UK and Ireland.

The opening of new offices in South Wales and the Thames Valley, means even more opportunities for passionate and dedicated insurance professionals to be part of helping to deliver Aston Lark and Howden’s impressive growth ambitions, in these regions, or one of more than 75 other offices across the UK and Ireland.

Interested insurance professionals can submit their CV to [email protected], or contact Warren Dickson ([email protected]), Aston Lark Group CEO, Peter Blanc ([email protected]) or Aston Lark Group Managing Director, Stuart Rootham ([email protected])


For further information please contact:

Nate Johnson, Marketing Communications Manager, Aston Lark
07754 554 994