Chief Technology Officer and Commercial Partnership Manager Hires Helps Shore Up ROCK’s Future Growth Plans

ROCK Insurance Group, a leading UK-based insurance intermediary, has appointed three new hires across its technology and commercial insurance teams. The new hires are a timely response to the strong growth the Group has seen within its own direct brands and those of its Affinity partners.

Established in 2001, ROCK Insurance Group provides effective and responsive travel, gadget and commercial insurance products through its own direct brands and that of the brands of its Affinity partners. Today, ROCK is a multi-million pound business that prides itself on its state-of-the-art technology and its deep understanding of the synergies across the travel and insurance market.

Geoff Stanley joins ROCK as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to ROCK, he was CTO of CounterpartyLink, a legal entity data company, where he was responsible for developing some of the financial services industry’s first legal entity data products to help institutions with their regulatory and compliance obligations.

In his new role at ROCK, Geoff will be responsible for providing direction in all technology-related infrastructure, processes and platforms. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in product development, technical operations, IT project management and process implementation. In addition, he will help accelerate the innovation and technological change at ROCK.  He has a strong background in business and customer engagement, and significant experience in leading IT projects.

Commenting on his new role at ROCK, Geoff said “When IT is fully integrated into a business strategy, as well as its implementation, this becomes a market differentiator.”

“ROCK is committed to its ongoing investment in cutting-edge technology to support both its growth and innovation in this highly competitive market.  My role will help ensure we continue to deliver a flexible and dynamic advantage for our customers, for both our direct brands and those of our Affinity partners.” He continued.

ROCK also welcomes Emily Parker as Commercial Partnership Manager. Emily joins following various roles at TUI, a global tourism company, bringing with her extensive experience in strategy planning, product diversification and Affiliate marketing channel programmes.

Also joining the ROCK Commercial team as Commercial Partnership Manager is Tony Dunne.  Previously, Tony worked with the Low Cost Travel Group as Head of Trade Sales for the UK and Europe where he was responsible for the UK and European sales team. Tony brings to ROCK a wealth of product strategy experience, keen partnership growth concepts, and a deep knowledge of the tourism industry

Commenting on these new hires, Managing Director, Antony Martin said: “Our vision is clearly set for growth. ROCK is looking to bring the brightest talent on board, across the business, to meet its goal of expanding its pioneering reputation in the industry.”

“This is an exciting time to join the business.  We want to continue to be at the forefront of change within the travel insurance sector, and by hiring the best talent; we believe we will continue on our path of rapid growth.”

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