The new hire aims to help ‘deliver the transformation’ of esure’s digital innovation

Esure has appointed Peter Simon to the role of chief trading officer.

In this role, Simon will be responsible for leading esure’s pricing, underwriting and data initiatives as part of the company’s strategy to bring together all of its data and analytics capabilities in a new centre of excellence.

The role is effective from 1 October and Simon will also join the esure group executive team.

The new hire joins from multinational energy services firm Centrica, where he was latterly responsible for British Gas’ residential and small business energy supply, including setting up its new energy platform business and brands.

Prior to this, he was responsible for Centrica home solutions and growing the Hive brand’s smart home products.

Simon has also worked at Barclays, across its retail, corporate and wealth businesses.

David McMillan, chief executive of esure Group, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Peter to esure.

“He has an outstanding track record of leading data science and digital-based transformation across banking, energy and the services sector more broadly.

“His strong trading experience will complement and enhance our existing strengths in pricing and underwriting.”

Simon added: “I am very excited to be joining esure as part of such a talented team.

“I am hugely looking forward to helping deliver the transformation as esure positions itself for future digital and data-led innovation, growth and leadership in a fast-changing world.”