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Autonet hires Scott Greenhill and Steve Murphy to lead diversification and growth

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Autonet Insurance Services, the digitally focused insurance broker specialising in van and car insurance, has made two senior appointments to newly created roles to develop its specialist, affinity and commercial propositions.

Scott Greenhill will join as Director of Underwriting where he will work closely with insurers to develop new affinity propositions. Scott will also be responsible for expanding Autonet’s product such as into niche motor insurance, including through acquisitions of brokers or books of businesses.



Scott joins after 10 years at LV=, including six years as head of personal lines underwriting at LV= Broker. He has 28 years’ experience in the insurance industry.

Steve Murphy has joined as Director of Commercial Trading and will lead Autonet’s growth in SME insurance. Autonet already writes £10m GWP in commercial insurance and Steve will be responsible for growing this through product and panel development, optimising distribution channels and exploring cross selling opportunities.



Steve joins from Swinton, where he worked for 28 years. He developed Swinton’s commercial panel proposition and was most recently head of insurer development.

Autonet Managing Director Ian Donaldson said: “I’ve known Scott and Steve for several years and they are true leaders in their fields. I’m really proud that they’ve chosen to join us here at Autonet and look forward to working with them to grow our business along with our insurer partners.”





Scott Greenhill said: “I am truly delighted to be joining at an exciting point in Autonet's story. I've worked with Autonet for a long time and have always found it to be an innovative, forward thinking company full of talented professionals who place customers at the forefront of what they do by providing them with competitive, market-leading products.

“I look forward to supporting Autonet's growth ambitions by working closely with insurers and developing affinity partnerships."

Steve Murphy said: “Ian’s growth aspirations and vision for the business made the move to Autonet very enticing. The business’ commitment to grow its customer base through acquisition and diversification makes this a really exciting time to be joining. I’m looking forward to working closely with our insurers and with the existing SME team in Stoke and our new team in Manchester.”

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Autonet handles over 1.2 million calls a year and works with over 30 of the leading and most trusted insurance providers. In 2016 we placed over £125m in gross written premiums on behalf of our customers.

Autonet was named personal lines broker of the year and independent broker of the year at the Insurance Times Awards in 2014 and selected as a finalist for the UK Broker of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2015.

The company has raised over £100,000 for local and national charities nominated by staff in the last five years.

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