Andy Homer has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Hood Group, the data and technology driven insurance specialist which works with major brands including esure, Shelias’ Wheels, Asda Money and the RAC.
Homer has a wealth of experience in this sector and has held numerous executive positions within the insurance industry including CEO of Towergate Insurance. He is also an investor in start-up companies such as Bikmo and Bought by Many.
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.”
Hood Group Chief Executive, Simon Hood, added: “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 the role of Non-Executive Chairman from Eric Cater, who has been with Hood Group since 1988 when he led a management buy-out with Bernard Hood. Simon Hood continued: “Eric has been an important part of the company’s journey and I am extremely grateful to him for his advice and counsel over the years. I am delighted that his association with Hood Group will continue as Non-Executive Director.”