The new recruit has 15 years of experience in the insurance industry and has previously worked at A-Plan and Comparethemarket 

Software firm SSP has named Colin Greenhill as its new chief executive.

Greenhill joins the 500-strong SSP team in its mission to solidify the company’s strong market position under the ownership of Volaris Group, which bought the firm back in February.

He will start at SSP on 12 July 2021, bringing 15 years of insurance leadership experience to the position.

Mark Waite, Volaris Insurance’s group leader, said: “Today’s announcement is an important milestone in this journey and I welcome [Greenhill] to the Volaris and SSP community.

“Volaris invests for the long-term and [Greenhill’s] rich industry expertise, customer focus and strategic perspective is the right fit for our vision for a renewed SSP.

“We bring in top talent and provide them with the resources, best practices and autonomy to serve their customers with mission critical software and services.”

Volaris Group is a division of Canadian software giant Constellation Software. 

Evolving and growing

Most recently, Greenhill worked as chief executive of Age UK Enterprises - he led the business through a period of strategic change and turnaround.

He also served as chief commercial officer at A-Plan Insurance for two years.

Prior to this, he worked at aggregator website Comparethemarket in two senior roles – product and commercial director and commercial director. He has also worked as the chief executive of Santander Insurance.

Speaking about his new role, Greenhill said: “From day one, I am focused on strengthening client relationships and delivering a stable set of core services and innovative new solutions that support our customers as their businesses evolve and grow.

“Working with Volaris, we will have access to expertise and support to ensure we deliver real, tangible benefits for customers.

“I look forward to rolling up my sleeves with the talented team at SSP and getting to work on the solutions we know the insurance industry needs.”