Hastings Direct

Hastings Direct appoints new Head of Insurer Development

5th December 2011

Hastings Direct is pleased to announce that it has appointed Liz Latter as head of insurer development.

In her role Liz will be leading the development of the Hastings panel proposition and insurer relationships, supporting the company's wider growth plan for motor, home, bike and van insurance. Hastings already has over 900,000 customers operating under a number of brands including Hastings Direct, Insure, Renew, Likewise and with a range of affinity partners.

Liz has previously held business development and leadership roles with companies such as Travelers, Lloyd's, Equity, The Broker Network, SSP and CGI and was director of business development at Sapiens most recently.

Liz will work closely with Adrian Parry, who has led Hastings' panel development activities over the last two years. Adrian will be stepping back from his full time responsibilities with Hastings early in 2012, but will continue to support the business, in addition to pursuing other outside interests.

Tobias van der Meer, managing director, Hastings Direct: "Liz has extensive knowledge of working with insurance companies. Her knowledge of the industry, systems and her contacts will be instrumental in helping us build the panel and develop products that will benefit both our partners and our customers. I would just like to take this opportunity to welcome her to the team".

Hastings has more than doubled in size in the past two years and continues to experience strong customer growth. The multi award winning broker has offices in Bexhill and Newmarket and currently employs in excess of 1100 staff. The company is on track to become a top five UK broker by 2012.

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