Pikl recruits Angela Seymour-Jackson as deputy chair

UK: Sharing economy insurance specialist Pikl has announced the recruitment of Angela Seymour-Jackson to its board as deputy chair.

Seymour-Jackson is a seasoned insurance industry specialist having held senior positions at AEGON, RAC and Aviva. She is currently a non-executive director with Trustpilot, GoCompare, Rentokil Initial, Janus Henderson and Page Group.

As deputy chair of Pikl, Angela brings with her a wealth of experience from working alongside and supporting entrepreneur CEOs from her time with esure, GoCompare and Trustpilot. With GoCompare and TrustPilot both being digital businesses that have been through the startup stages and established themselves as sector-leading brands, Pikl says that Seymour-Jackson is well placed to help the company’s founder and CEO, Louise Birritteri, achieve the same.

Seymour-Jackson said: “It’s rare that you come across the opportunity to work on something so genuinely unique and exciting as this. To my eyes, there is a tremendous opportunity to provide an effective solution to a real 21st century consumer need, one that is currently being ignored or, at best, poorly catered for by conventional insurance.

“This an area of the market that offers incredible growth potential and being first to market gives Pikl the upper hand to lead the way in satisfying the needs and safeguarding the assets and income of short-term letting hosts.

“Having worked with Louise for several years at Aviva and RAC, I was always impressed by her vision, energy and ‘can-do’ attitude which she still possesses in droves today. To be successful in any business, I truly believe that you need to be able to back the person that is the CEO as much as the business model itself.

“In fact, it’s even more important in a founder-led business such as Pikl and Louise is definitely someone I am backing to have a very successful CEO career,” she added.

Commenting on the appointment, Birritteri said: “It’s a fantastic coup to have someone on the team that is so well respected in the industry as Angela. I have known her for many years and she has a great deal of top quality experience and many valuable industry contacts that will help Pikl’s development.

“This is another significant step in the rapid growth of Pikl that provides us with the expertise and support we need as we scale-up our business,” she added.

For more information, visit the Pikl website here.