Uinsure makes senior appointment

Former Ageas UK chief executive officer Barry Smith has been appointed as a non-executive director of Uinsure.

He will continue in his role as non-executive director on Ageas boards in the UK, Portugal, Turkey and Italy.

He said, ‘I am thrilled to be joining Uinsure. Simon Taylor [CEO of Uinsure] and his team have developed a proposition that is truly market-leading, giving brokers a fast, efficient and straightforward way of maximising their GI offering and revolutionising the way policies are sold.

‘I have worked with the broker market for many years and understand the need to listen and respond to their feedback and deliver on their requests.’

Simon added, ‘In the insurance world Barry’s name is synonymous with innovation and success. His achievements at Ageas are testament to that.

We’ve made no secret of the fact we have ambitious growth plans for Uinsure and over the last couple of years we have been bolstering our team in order to support these plans.

‘Barry’s appointment helps us to take the next step in that journey and I am delighted to welcome him to the board.

Uinsure noted that during his time at Ageas, Smith was credited with establishing the largest insurance partnership in the UK market with Tesco Underwriting and developing new insurance alliances with some of the UK’s most trusted brands including John Lewis and Age UK.

He also headed a number of acquisitions such as that of Groupama UK in 2012.