Direct Commercial appoint Joe Hantson as Deputy Chief Executive Officer


Direct Commercial Limited today announced the appointment of Joe Hantson as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, effective 1st September 2023.

Joe joins from Amwins Global Risks (AGR), where he has been Head of UK Broking for the past three years. Prior to this he had been Head of UK Motor, amongst other positions in his 17 years at AGR.

In his new role, Joe will deputise for CEO, Phil Cunningham both internally and externally as appropriate.

Direct Commercial CEO, Phil Cunningham, said, “I believe Joe will be an outstanding addition to the Direct Commercial team. He has an exceptional track record within the Commercial Motor Insurance industry and will be a real asset to us. I am delighted that we have been able to bring someone of Joe’s calibre to the board to further strengthen my executive team. Joe joins at a key time for the Group as we push on with our ambitious growth plans”.

Joe Hantson, incoming Deputy CEO added, “DCL are on a hugely exciting journey and I am delighted to be joining them to be part of their dynamic leadership team, as they continue to excel in their field and be at the forefront when it comes to change and innovation in the Motor Fleet Insurance world. The plans for the future are extremely impressive and I have no doubt that they will be delivered upon, to continue the success story that is DCL”

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About DCL

Established in 2002, Direct Commercial Ltd (DCL) is a market leading Insurance Underwriter specialising in Commercial Motor for the UK and Ireland.

DCL's proven track record in the Commercial Motor market combined with the backing and security of some of the world's highest rated insurers provides the market with a selection of premier, all-inclusive Motor Fleet products.

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