Brendan McCafferty appointed Brightside Group CEO
Brendan’s new role follows the announcement that Mark Cliff is stepping back to become Non-Executive Chairman.
Brendan said: “I am absolutely delighted to be the new Brightside CEO. It is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to leading the business through the next stage of its journey.”
“While the market is challenging in personal lines broking, Brightside’s commitment to digital insurance is key to becoming a leading market player in the future, and I believe we have a very strong platform to deliver further growth.”
“Furthermore, we have a dedicated, professional and hardworking team in Bristol, Chandler’s Ford and Torquay, and I am confident that together we can build on the achievements to date and accelerate our strategy, where we have some exciting opportunities lined up, including the launch of our MGA Kitsune later this year.”
Peter Cartwright, Head of Private Equity at Anacap Financial Partners, the adviser to funds that own Brightside Group, said: “Brendan is a proven executive within the industry and brings the experience and track record to build upon the continued growth at Brightside.”
He added: “He shares our vision for the ongoing digital development of the business and I’m confident he will bring a new dynamism to the team.”
Brendan has over twenty years experience in senior commercial, financial and CEO roles. His previous role was CEO of Axa Insurance, between 2017-2018, and he was also founding CEO of Flood Re, between 2014-2017, overseeing the creation of one of the industry’s most enduring recent success stories.
About Brightside Group
Brightside Group http://www.brightsidegroup.co.uk is a leading UK insurance broker. Brightside delivers car, home and business insurance to hundreds of thousands of customers across the UK.
Our brands include Brightside (for Brightside Car and Van), One Insurance Solution (OIS) for business and personal insurance, CVD (Commercial Vehicle Direct) and eBike. The group also owns a number of specialist brands, including IQED (medical reporting), and ProSport, a specialist insurer for professional and semi-pro sports people.
Our partnership with some of the biggest UK insurers means we can find the best possible products for our customers at a fair price. We are also investing in new technology to deliver an unrivalled service, both online and on the telephone.
Headquartered in Aust, Bristol, but with offices in Chandler’s Ford and Torquay. Brightside Group has strong roots in the South and South West.