Lancashire-based Santé Group has appointed two new members to its team, taking its headcount across the Group to 41.
David Cross joins the business as its first chief technology officer and will be responsible for developing the Group’s digital strategy and service offering. He’ll also play a vital role in the development of the recently launched My Santé app, which provides a range of lifestyle products and services.
The firm has also added Isaac Bradley to Santé Group’s compliance team and joins the business from AO.com, where he was a compliance manager. His appointment has been prompted by an increased demand by directly authorised health and protection intermediaries and appointed representatives under Santé Partners needing Santé Group’s compliance platforms to help run their businesses more efficiently with regulatory guidance.
Speaking about the appointments, Alison Wignall, operations director at Santé Group, said: “We’re pleased to welcome David and Isaac to our company, and their expertise will help us to grow our business and provide a class-leading service.
“David’s appointment is vital as many of our clients require digital-first services, and as a business, we are increasing our focus on digital-lead services. He’ll have a fundamental impact in developing new products and services aligned to client requirements.
“Isaac’s addition to our compliance team will help us to continue to deliver faultless service and important advice to our increasing number of independent brokers.”
The Santé Group comprises, Santé Life, Nugent Santé and Santé Partners. It also includes ArchAngel, a software platform designed specifically for health and protection brokerages to support them with compliance and business support.
Santé Partners recently acquired comparison website Healthplan.co.uk, and Santé Life acquired the client bank of insurance brokerage Keyman Adviser Ltd, both at undisclosed sums.