The business’ new head worked for a number of years at Kingsbridge Group

Insurtech Dinghy has appointed Dorian Zanker as its new chief executive, he joins from Kingsbridge Group where he was director for more than three years.

It is part of the London-based insurtech’s strategy to accelerate its growth plans within the UK and international freelancer business insurance market.

Zanker’s appointment is followed by a number of other hires – Andrew Els joining in business development as well as Julian New and Ross Pounds in the marketing team. 

It follows Kingsbridge acquiring Dinghy last January to expand the groups offerings to freelance professionals.

Zanker said: “In a world increasingly demanding tailored solutions that meet people’s actual insurance requirements, Dinghy is ideally positioned to serve the needs of the UK’s ever-growing community of freelancers and self-employed professionals.”

He has worked for a number of years for Kingsbridge in various other senior roles such as chief operating officer.

“I am therefore delighted to join the team. The work co-founders Edward Woodcock, Robert Hartley and Ben Wilks have done in building Dinghy from the ground up has been outstanding.

”The potential for growth at Dinghy is huge, and I’m looking forward to working with the whole team on the journey ahead,” he added. 

Dinghy was established in 2017, it offers flexible on-demand professional indemnity insurance cover to freelancers and gig-workers through its mobile-first platform.

”It was also recently identified as the most disruptive insurance business in the UK by the Disruption50 Index.

The insurtech’s policies are underwritten by Allianz.