Hood Group has announced the appointment of Andy Homer as non-executive chairman of the company.
Andy has a wealth of experience in the insurance sector, the company said, having previously been CEO of Towergate Insurance. Andy is also an investor in several start-up companies, including Bikmo and Bought by Many.
Hood Group chief executive, Simon Hood, said: “I have known Andy for a number of years and during that time he has always been interested in Hood Group. This interest has grown over the past year as we have embarked on our journey to transform insurance through innovation and I am absolutely delighted that he has chosen to join us. His wealth of experience in our industry and passion for driving change through innovation will be a tremendous asset to our business as we work hard to achieve our ambitions.”
Andy will take over from Eric Carter, who has held the position since 1988. Simon thanked Eric, saying that he had been an important part of the company’s journey.
Andy commented: “Simon and his team have built a dynamic business and the way they use data and technology in their everyday operations is unrivalled in any other insurance business I’ve seen. I am joining the Group at an exciting time in its development. Its passion for working with well-known brands and insurers is contagious and they’re leading the way in insurance offerings.”