IAM RoadSmart new chief executive

IAM RoadSmart has named Mike Quinton as its new chief executive officer.

Mike, former chief executive of the National House Building Council (NHBC), 56, was at the helm of the NHBC for more than four years and replaces Sarah Sillars at IAM RoadSmart.

Mike brings with him a track record of organisational leadership gained from three decades in business. After training to be an accountant with Prudential, he undertook a variety of finance roles before heading up the company’s motor and home insurance business.

After steering the sale of this section of Prudential to Churchill and then RBS, he then moved on to Zurich Financial Services’ European direct-to-consumer insurance operation.

Mike said, ‘I was attracted to the role by the company’s social purpose. All of us can buy in to the need to improve safety on our roads and I relish the opportunity to do my bit in that regard.

‘I have been brought in to continue Sarah’s good work, and that is what I intend to do. I will be very much in listening mode initially and will get out and about to talk to as many people as possible, both within and outside the business.’