Andrew Middleton, Sales Director and Judith Warr, Group Finance Director have joined the board of directors of independent health and well being intermediary, The Private Health Partnership (PHP), effective 1 April 2013.
Middleton has overall responsibility for driving sales forward and expanding distribution channels. He joined MLP Healthcare in 1998, which was acquired by PHP in 2004, before moving into a managerial role in 2008 as SME Manager. In August 2010 he was appointed Manager of Personal Lines & SME and in January 2012, became Head of Sales responsible for PHP’s sales and renewals across the UK covering individual, SME, and corporate business, whilst maintaining and developing key insurer relationships.
Warr has overall responsibility for Finance, Systems and Controls for the PHP Group of companies, RED ARC, Medical Care Direct and PHP. Additionally she will spearhead the drive to improve operational efficiency. She joined PHP in February 2012 having spent 8 months as Financial Director of a Leeds based subsidiary of TUI Travel plc. Prior to TUI Travel, she spent 7 years at the Towergate Partnership (Insurance Brokers) latterly as Regional Financial Director.
Stuart Scullion, PHP’s Managing Director said, “These appointments build on the breadth of expertise across our senior management team as we look to drive sales forward through expanded distribution whilst trying to transact business more efficiently. Both appointments form part of our long term succession plan and strategy to promote from within where the individual can demonstrate they have both the capabilities and competencies to add value to our business.
PHP currently employs 70 staff at its headquarters in Baildon in Yorkshire. It looks after more than 8,000 corporate and company clients, trade associations and individuals with an annual premium income in excess of £45 million.