’I will be leaving my role at Sky with mixed emotions at the end of the year,’ says departing boss

Sky Protect has named Paul Sweeney as its new managing director, a statement released yesterday (11 December 2023) revealed. 

In his new role, Sweeney, who has years of experience across different industries, will be responsible for leading the insurtech’s team and strategy.

He will succeed Matt Poll, who will be moving into a non-executive role.

Sweeney said he was “thrilled” to be taking up his new position after spending five years as managing director of Sky Mobile.

“Sky is underpinned by innovation and our Sky Protect home insurance is a prime example of how we’re building a wider product portfolio that delivers a seamless experience for our customers,” he added.


Meanwhile, Poll will become the non-executive chairman of Sky’s regulated insurance business.

Poll, who was previously the chief executive of Neos, led the launch of Sky Protect after Aviva sold its majority stake in Neos to Sky UK.

In a LinkedIn post yesterday, Poll said: “I will be leaving my role at Sky with mixed emotions at the end of the year. Sad to leave and will miss some great people, but also excited about what the future holds

“Since selling Neos to Sky back in 2021, I have enjoyed working there. Sky is a great company and has an amazing brand. I have learnt a lot from working there and can only recommend it to anyone as a great place to work.”

Sweeney added: “I’m thrilled to be bringing my expertise and learnings from leading Sky Mobile to this disruptive new product, leveraging the strong foundation Matt and the team have built since it launched earlier this year.”

Sweeney will take up the role subject to regulatory approval.