Lee joins PruProtect from Canada Life, where he held the post of Deputy Chief Underwriter.
His previous employment includes spells with Swiss Re and RGA as well as having run his own underwriting consultancy business.
A well known and much respected member of the Protection community, Lee will take up his new post in December, following the retirement of the current incumbent, Paul Gyseman, who had held the position since the company’s UK launch.
Deepak Jobanputra, actuarial and product director, said: “Having established ourselves as one of the UK’s fastest growing and most innovative insurers, it was vital we brought in someone with real pedigree to continue to build on our success. Darren brings with him a wealth of experience and shares our enthusiasm for service excellence, with a focus on superb customer outcomes.”