SSP investment in insurer team drives quality and efficiency

February 20, 2015 Press Office

SSP has strengthened its insurer division with the appointments of Paul Bryson as Head of Delivery and Paul White as Product Manager for SSP Pure Insurance.

The move confirms the commitment of SSP, a leading global provider of insurance technology solutions, to the development of its core insurer products to meet strong market demand. This approach is supported by significant financial backing, with almost £5m of investment in SSP Pure Insurance since 2011.

Reporting directly to Stephen Lathrope, Managing Director of SSP’s Insurer Division, Paul Bryson will take over the leadership and management of the SSP Select Insurance and Pure Insurance products. He will also be responsible for overseeing resources across SSP’s development and services operations, driving continued improvement in development and delivery processes, methodologies, tools and practices.

Bryson brings 35 years of financial services software experience to the role, gained in both small UK software houses and major global corporations.

“I’ve followed SSP’s fortunes for a very long time and have admired the evolution of the company,” said Bryson. “As a result, I was attracted by the opportunity to get into an agile, growing company with strong leadership.

“I’m joining SSP at a great time: the product range is powerful and continuing to mature, and we have some innovative new offerings to take to market.”

Speaking about the appointment, Stephen Lathrope said:
“Paul has an outstanding track record of success in our industry and I’m delighted that he’s joined the team at this exciting stage in our journey as a business.”

The insurer division is further strengthened by the appointment of Paul White as the new Product Manager for SSP Pure Insurance.

White has 27 years’ experience in the general insurance industry, working for a number of insurers, including Ageas, Aviva, Guardian and Sun Alliance, prior to joining SSP seven years ago as a Business Consultant.

“Over the last seven years I have worked on many initiatives and client implementation projects for SSP Select Insurance. I am looking forward to using all my experience to drive forward the strategy for our other core insurer product, SSP Pure Insurance, both in the short and long term,” said White.

Kevin Gaut, Chief Technology Officer, said:
“Paul comes from a strong insurance business background, is very knowledgeable of SSP and will bring these capabilities to the role.”

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