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ARAG appoints CFO and head Underwriter as expansion continues

June 15, 2017   by ARAG Services Corporation

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ARAG Services Corporation has announced two key appointments as the company builds on the early successes it has had since launching in 2016.


Scott Williams has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and will also act as ARAG’s Principal Broker. Scott is a CPA with more than 25 years’ experience in the Canadian insurance industry, working in the areas of financial and operations management.

Graham Martin joins the company as Assistant Vice President and will be responsible for leading the company’s underwriting operations. He brings with him almost twenty years of legal expenses insurance experience, first in the UK and, in more recent years, Canada.

“I’m really pleased to bring such talented people aboard to help develop the ARAG story in Canada.” commented CEO, Peter Talacek. “This is an important time for the company and sustaining our initial growth depends upon having the right people in the organisation.”

“Scott has a wealth of experience working with MGAs, which is highly beneficial, not just because ARAG is one, but also because we are doing more and more business with other MGAs at the moment, and I can only see that growing.”

“Graham is also highly experienced. To find a candidate with a legal protection background was a distinct bonus, but that he has worked both in the UK market and here, almost since the concept of legal expenses insurance was introduced in Canada, makes Graham almost uniquely qualified and a great asset to the team.”

Notes to Editors

ARAG Services Corporation is part of the global ARAG Group, the largest family-owned enterprise in the German insurance industry. Founded in 1935, on the principle that every citizen should be able to assert their legal rights, ARAG now employs 3,800 people around the world and generates premium income in excess of €1.7 billion.

Launched in Canada in 2016, ARAG Services Corporation is an approved Coverholder at Lloyd’s and offers a range of legal protection products for businesses, families, drivers and landlords that give telephone access to advice from a lawyer, as well as insurance against the cost of common legal disputes. For more information, visit


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