Panel of six key insurers is secured

SSP’s managing general agency, Keychoice Underwriting, has appointed its senior management team as it prepares for a launch in the summer.

Keychoice Underwriting managing director Jonathan Davey said the new commercial lines underwriting operation had also finalised its panel of six key insurers.

Former Ignition NBS managing director and sales and distribution director Derek Findlayson will be strategy and propositions director.

Tony Griffiths has joined as underwriting director from Lynx Underwriting Services, where he was managing director.

Dene Smith, previously at AXA, has been appointed head of sales.

Davey said capacity was in place but could not reveal names at this stage. “In total, we are currently working with six insurers. There will be some there that will be mainstream insurance markets and then some that will be peripheral product providers.”