SURE THING! INSURANCE ANNOUNCES KEY APPOINTMENT OF KEVIN KIERNAN AS IT CONSIDERS FUTURE GROWTH OF ITS BUSINESS
Friday, 16 September 2016
Insurance broker Sure Thing! this week revealed plans to launch its own underwriting arm within the next year, in order to enhance its market coverage and complement it’s existing panel of leading insurers.
The project is in its initial stages, with Sure Thing! engaging potential capacity providers, amongst various other suppliers, to support its aspirations. The appointment of Kevin Kiernan, will underpin these plans and he will take a lead role in developing the strategy.
Kevin, who joins from Ageas, brings almost 30 years’ industry experience with him and will begin working on the planning of the underwriting project as soon as he joins the company.
Brendan Devine, CEO of Sure Thing! said: “Kevin joins us at this exciting time and will have the key responsibility of delivering our underwriting strategy.
“This is an important development for us in our evolution as a digital insurance provider. We are absolutely committed to being a broker and the launch of the underwriting arm is intended to complement our existing panel, whilst allowing us to expand our footprint and ensure we cater to our growing customer needs.
“The vision is to enhance the panel we have today, developing products for current low converting business and fill-in where we have gaps in our existing offering.”
“Kevin is widely regarded as one of the best and most experienced underwriters in the UK motor insurance industry and we are delighted to bring him on board to help the growth and long-term success of our business ”
Previous to his role at Ageas, Kevin was Director of Personal Lines at French-owned global insurer Groupama where he had responsibility for a £0.5 billion business portfolio.
At Ageas he was Director of Motor Underwriting and was responsible for the private car, CV and motorcycle account. He has also held senior positions at Axa Insurance, Guardian Direct Insurance and RAC Insurance Brokers.
He said: “I am delighted to be joining Brendan and the team at Sure Thing! The business already has a very strong base and portfolio and I am looking forward to the challenge of building something from the ground up to complement the current book, working with a focused team on furthering the business as a whole.”
Based at state-of-the-art premises in central Scotland, Sure Thing Insurance Services Limited already has a senior management team with over 100 years’ combined experience in the car insurance sector..
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Sure Thing Insurance Services Limited is a new insurance broker service spearheaded by former Kwik Fit Financial Services chief, Brendan Devine.
Sure Thing! Is completely accessible from all devices, including smartphones, laptops and tablets, and a full self-service customer portal enables online mid-term adjustments and instant access to documents. Sure Thing! also features on all major car insurance comparison websites.
Based in central Scotland, Sure Thing!’s senior management team has more than 100 years’ combined experience in the car insurance sector.