London, UK – 27th May, 2021 – Wrisk today announced the appointment of three specialists in the automotive B2B2C insurance sector:
- Robert Cottrell joins as Head of Commercial Development. Robert has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance and automotive sectors, including 7 years as Director of Insurance at Volkswagen Financial Services where he led the delivery of all insurance related activity. Robert is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute - and a Chartered Insurance practitioner.
- Jemma Ashley joins Wrisk as our Motor Strategy and Product Lead. Jemma joins after 12 years’ experience at Aviva where she led Motor Strategy and Propositions. She will be responsible for driving our mobility, UBI and electric vehicle growth with partners.
- Tom Clarke joins the Advisory Board at Wrisk, Tom was previously at LV= General Insurance for 13 years where he held various roles. He was most recently Head of Electric Vehicle Strategy where he was responsible for leading the company's electric vehicle work and making LV= a leader in the space. Tom now works as the Chief Customer Engagement Officer at Canopy, a fast-growing technology business revolutionising the rental sector.
The hires come as a direct result of the recent Series A fundraising announced by Wrisk, and reflect the company’s investment in solving the digital insurance needs of global car manufacturers, online car marketplaces and other motoring organisations.
Speaking about these hires, Niall Barton, Executive Chairman, said “We are honoured and delighted to have three such talented people join the Wrisk team. Each brings a wealth of experience, and together they will help Wrisk serve the changing needs of the major automotive brands with whom we are working. The automotive sector was already facing a barrage of change, but the pandemic has demonstrated to these global players that their customers want a digital insurance experience and no longer expect to be just provided with the ’analogue’ insurance experience of old.”