New team will manage newly launched travel insurance product and develop aggregator strategy

Affinity insurance provider Hood Group has hired three new staff from Insure and Go to manage its newly launched travel insurance proposition.

Jack Ramsay has joined as business development executive. Prior to that he had spent four years at Insure and Go where he was responsible for developing new business and managing key corporate accounts.

Lauren Gooch has been appointed as group pricing manager after eight years at Insure & Go where she held positions within finance as well as managing the internal pricing teams. At Hood she will also be responsible for focusing on developing the aggregator strategy.

Philip Timms has been appointed customer contact manager and is responsible for managing the inbound and outbound call centre. Previously, he had spent almost six years in charge of Insure and Go’s outbound call centre as well as the travel training and quality team.

Hood Group business development director Paul Firkins said: “We’re committed to providing a best-of-breed travel insurance solution to our affinity partners and so we have appointed a dedicated team of travel insurance specialists to manage its delivery.”

“We are making a considerable investment in refining and developing our insurance solutions and services for the affinity market. This latest development represents just one of a number of new initiatives that we look forward to announcing over the coming months.”