UK’s Direct Fleet Insurance Names Cassidy to New Post of Renewals Manager

Direct Fleet Insurance, the UK market’s specialist insurance trading platform offering brokers a reverse bidding process for their commercial fleets, announced the appointment of Joanne Cassidy to the newly created role of Renewals Manager as part of its expansion strategy to grow its broker and insurer partnerships.

She will be responsible for all renewal business including negotiations with the brokers and the insurer panel members and ensuring a high quality of service and competitive renewals process.

Cassidy joins Direct Fleet from wholesale broker COBRA London Markets where she was New Business Co-ordinator for motor fleet business. She has experience in account handling, underwriting and administrative roles within the motor fleet market for firms including Houlder Insurance, Highway and HSBC Insurance formerly Corinthian Motor Policies.

Andrew Wallace, Managing Director of Direct Fleet said: “Our unique bidding process for fleet business has attracted increasing amounts of support from brokers and insurers alike. Joanne brings a broad range of very relevant fleet market experience to a role that is of key importance to the business going forward.”

Direct Fleet noted that its “online trading platform allows brokers to access the composite market with a single presentation. Using a reverse bidding process brokers can access the ten commercial fleet insurers currently on Direct Fleet’s panel to obtain the most competitive price.” It also provides a simplified placement and fleet management process, encompassing “all documentation, MID notification, accounting, adjustments and claim reporting,” managed through the firm’s website.

Source: Direct Fleet