David Meader appointed as Head of Motor Underwriting

David Meader has joined esure Group as Head of Motor Underwriting. He brings with him over twenty years of underwriting experience and he will report into esure’s new Head of Personal Lines Underwriting, Elspeth Hackett, who joins in a few weeks time.

In his new role he will be responsible for overseeing esure’s motor underwriting team of 30 people based in Reigate and Manchester. He will work across both the esure and Sheila’s Wheels brands.

David joins from Direct Line where he has spent the majority of his career in a variety of underwriting and technical roles. Most recently he was Head of Motor Underwriting for the businesses’ various brands including Direct Line, Churchill and Privilege.

Jon Wilshire, Chief Underwriting Officer, who oversees all of esure Group’s underwriting said: “David brings further expertise to my existing underwriting team who along with Elspeth, who joins next month, will ensure we continue to have best in class underwriting and pricing expertise.”

Commenting on his new role David said: “I am delighted to join esure Group and look forward to working with the team to ensure we are well placed for profitable growth over the coming years. Part of my role will be continuing the work already underway on expansion of our underwriting footprint which will mean we will be accessible for many thousands more motorists going forward.”

 

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For more information:
Emma Banks, emma.banks@esure.com, 01737 235107 / 07894 158605

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About esure Group plc
The Group is an efficient, customer focused personal lines insurer, founded in 2000 by Chairman, Peter Wood, Britain’s foremost general insurance entrepreneur. The Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of Motor and Home insurance products through the esure and Sheilas’ Wheels brands and owns the price comparison website, Gocompare.