Challenger insurance broker, hubb, will welcome industry veteran, Stuart Middleton, to its senior leadership team from January 2022 as new Chief Insurance Officer.

Joining hubb from Great American Insurance Group – a global player with over 8,500 employees across 120 office locations – Stuart will bring his extensive experience in international underwriting and product leadership, and distribution strategy to the business as it continues to disrupt the broker industry.

Established in 2019, hubb is a usage-based insurance broker that prides itself on its transparent approach to commercial insurance, underpinned by a unique technology ecosystem that provides all clients with a 360-view of their insurance policies 24/7.

Having originally joined hubb in the capacity of Non-Executive-Director in December 2020, Stuart opted to work within the business full time after working closely with co-founders Mark Costello, Ed Halsey, and John Costello and in seeing its potential to transform the industry through its customer-centric approach and advanced tech capability.

Stuart Middleton, new Chief Insurance Officer for hubb, confirmed: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join hubb at this exciting time in our development.  Having worked for a number of prestigious insurers across Europe over the last 30 years, I know exactly what hubb’s insurer partners’ expectations are and I am convinced that we will exceed these expectations in the years to come. The quality, dynamism and range of expertise of the hubb team are exceptional and were crucial factors in my decision to come on board.”

Mark Costello, co-founder and CEO of hubb, added: “Stuart is an experienced and impressive individual who is united in our vision to disrupt and transform the broker industry with a transparent, usage-based model. Having worked with him for several months in the capacity of NED, John, Ed and I are now really excited for him to be part of the business full-time end believe he will play a key role in driving strategic and accelerated growth in the months and years to come – watch this space.”

A proud member of Fintech Scotland, hubb operates from offices in both Glasgow and London and is currently engaged with regulators in other markets across Europe.