ERS, formerly Equity Red Star, has appointed Jon Byford as head of retail underwriting. He joins from AXA where he held the position of head of motor personal lines intermediary.
In his new role, Byford heads up ERS’ retail underwriting division, including its modern private car, light commercial vehicle, motorcycle and motor breakdown business. He reports to ERS underwriting director, Mark Bacon.
Byford said: “I am really excited to be joining ERS and helping shape the future success of the company.”
Bacon said that ERS’ success in attracting such a high calibre individual evidences the progress that the business has made over the last 12 months.
He continued: “Jon brings extensive expertise across the entire range of retail motor products and is very highly regarded by the many brokers that he has worked with.
“Not only will Jon help us continue the development of our underwriting capabilities in our retail team but he will be an excellent addition to our underwriting leadership team.”