UK-based travel insurance provider Voyager Insurance Services Ltd has announced the appointment of Carl Carter as its new managing director, with immediate effect. Since joining Voyager Insurance in 2014, Carl has held the position of main Board director, with responsibility for development, diversification and distribution, and latterly that deputy managing director.
Company founder Jonathan Buttery is to step down as managing director, although he will remain on the Board. “Carl has been responsible for spearheading our ongoing growth and innovation, as well as product and distribution development activity over the last couple of years,” he said. “As a result of this success, and with a view to maintaining this growth and innovation, the Board decided it was a natural progression to appoint him as managing director. I will of course be working very closely with Carl, [sales director] John Peters … and the Board in supporting Carl in his new extended role, while continuing to be actively involved in strategy, client and underwriter relationships going forward.”
Carl has worked in the travel and medical insurance industry for 20 years, in various roles, including managing director and sales and marketing director positions for brokers, international assistance and claims administrator, and managing general underwriter. He sits on the Executive Committee of the Association of Travel Insurance Intermediaries (ATII), and co-founded the Association of International Medical Insurance Providers. He said that he is ‘delighted and honoured’ to take on this new role: “Over the last few years we have successfully delivered a range of innovative and market leading new products backed by exceptional service and technology. I am looking forward to continuing to build on Voyager Insurance’s strong foundations and brand with the support of our management team, intermediaries, underwriters and our brand partners.”