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19th February, 2015
SSP investment in insurer team drives quality and efficiency
SSP has strengthened its insurer division with the appointments of Paul Bryson as Head of Delivery
and Paul White as Product Manager for SSP Pure Insurance.
The move confirms the commitment of SSP, a leading global provider of insurance technology
solutions, to the development of its core insurer products to meet strong market demand. This
approach is supported by significant financial backing, with almost £5m of investment in SSP Pure
Insurance since 2011.
Reporting directly to Stephen Lathrope, Managing Director of SSP’s Insurer Division, Paul Bryson will
take over the leadership and management of the SSP Select Insurance and Pure Insurance products.
He will also be responsible for overseeing resources across SSP’s development and services
operations, driving continued improvement in development and delivery processes, methodologies,
tools and practices.
Bryson brings 35 years of financial services software experience to the role, gained in both small UK
software houses and major global corporations.
“I’ve followed SSP’s fortunes for a very long time and have admired the evolution of the company,”
said Bryson. “As a result, I was attracted by the opportunity to get into an agile, growing company
with strong leadership.
“I’m joining SSP at a great time: the product range is powerful and continuing to mature, and we
have some innovative new offerings to take to market.”
Speaking about the appointment, Stephen Lathrope said: “Paul has an outstanding track record of
success in our industry and I’m delighted that he’s joined the team at this exciting stage in our
journey as a business.”
The insurer division is further strengthened by the appointment of Paul White as the new Product
Manager for SSP Pure Insurance.
White has 27 years’ experience in the general insurance industry, working for a number of insurers,
including Ageas, Aviva, Guardian and Sun Alliance, prior to joining SSP seven years ago as a Business
“Over the last seven years I have worked on many initiatives and client implementation projects for
SSP Select Insurance. I am looking forward to using all my experience to drive forward the strategy
for our other core insurer product, SSP Pure Insurance, both in the short and long term,” said White.
Kevin Gaut, Chief Technology Officer, said: “Paul comes from a strong insurance business
background, is very knowledgeable of SSP and will bring these capabilities to the role.”
---ENDS--About SSP
SSP is the leading provider of general insurance technology solutions, operating in more than 50
countries across the UK, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and USA.
With more than 25 years’ experience and industry expertise, we develop and implement technology
solutions and back office systems that enable our customers to reduce the cost of their operations,
increase their distribution and create a better customer experience - improving our customers’
profitability and effectiveness.
Uniquely positioned, with end-to-end visibility “from the insurer to the insured”, we understand the
challenges our customers face and leverage our capabilities to provide significant industry value
across the entire value chain.
Contact SSP to find out more:
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Phone: 020 7973 4456
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Phone: 01422 330022
Head Office: Second Floor G Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 5AX