Simply Business has appointed David Summers as its UK chief executive.

Summers has worked at Simply Business since 2006 and was most recently chief operating officer. In the past he has worked for Accenture.

Summers will report to Simply Business group chief executive Jason Stockwood.

Commenting on Summers’ appointment, Stockwood said: “David has been instrumental in positioning Simply Business for success. He built out the Northampton customer contact centre, developed our core partnerships and been pivotal in the game-changing approach to product development.”

Stockwood added, “David is a natural leader with a strong background in strategy implementation, and he will lead us through our next wave of growth.”

Simply Business recently rebranded with a new logo ahead of a global expansion push. It was snapped up by US insurance giant Travelers in March.