Meet the senior team

It’s always good to know who’s looking after your hard-earned money, so here you can meet our senior management team.

Sarah Dunnage
Chief Executive Officer

Sarah left Business School in 1987 and started work for Provincial Life assurance (Prolific Life and Pensions). She has subsequently worked within IFGL companies for the last 30 years. She has held a number of senior roles in the group in both Finance and Investments before becoming CEO of Ardan International in 2018.

Cassim Rasool
Chief Operating Officer

Cassim has around 20 years experience in the financial sector. He has held a number of senior roles working for Lloyds Banking Group, which included 11 years International Banking Operations in the British Isles for Lloyds International and also spent time as a senior business development manager for Global and Cross Border business for the South African office. Cassim joined IFGL in 2016, where he held a senior role within Customer Services and managed specialist business reviews of insurance and investment business for the Group, before joining Ardan International as Chief Operations Officer in 2018.

James Parsons
Head of Sales

James entered the financial services industry in 1999. After moving to the UAE with Friends Provident in 2010, he then worked for RL360 as International Sales Manager before moving to Ardan International following the acquisition by IFGL in 2017.

Richard Foden
Investment Services Manager

Richard has worked in the Offshore Life Assurance Industry for 10 years. Whilst working for Friends Provident International, he held a number of roles across Customer Services and Investment Operations. Richard joined Ardan International in 2020.

Patricia Wait
Customer Services Manager

Tricia has 22 years working experience within the Offshore life Assurance industry, holding various positions within Customer Services, IT & Infrastructure and Business Quality Departments. Having completed extensive business reviews and spent 5 years in business quality she brings a strong background providing Ardan with an enhanced view in delivering excellent customer service. Tricia joined Ardan International in 2018 as Customer Services Manager, which includes New Business, Servicing & Cash and Customer Relations teams.