By: 28 May 2021

The hires come as a direct result of the recent £4.6 million series A fundraising round

Wrisk makes three appointments to boost automotive insurance expertise

Wrisk has appointed three specialists in automotive insurance following its recent series A funding round.

Robert Cottrell joins the UK insurtech as head of commercial development. He has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance and automotive sectors, including seven years as director of iInsurance at Volkswagen Financial Services where he led the delivery of all insurance activity.

Jemma Ashley joins Wrisk as motor strategy and product lead. She spent 12 years at Aviva where she led motor strategy and propositions.

She will be responsible for driving the insurtech’s mobility, usage-based insurance and electric vehicle growth with partners.

Tom Clarke joins the advisory board at Wrisk. Clarke was previously at LV= General Insurance for 13 years where he held various roles.

He was most recently head of electric vehicle strategy and was responsible for leading the company’s work in this field.

Clarke now works as the chief customer engagement officer at Canopy, a fast-growing technology business focused on the rental sector.

The hires come as a direct result of the £4.6 million series A fundraising round and reflect Wrisk’s investment in solving the digital insurance needs of global car manufacturers, online car marketplaces and other motoring organisations.

Speaking about the new hires, Niall Barton, executive chairman at Wrisk, says: “We are honoured and delighted to have three such talented people join the Wrisk team. Each brings a wealth of experience, and together they will help Wrisk serve the changing needs of the major automotive brands with whom we are working.”

Barton adds: “The automotive sector was already facing a barrage of change, but the pandemic has demonstrated to these global players that their customers want a digital insurance experience and no longer expect to be just provided with the ’analogue’ insurance experience of old.”