Cardiff Pinnacle appoints chief commercial officer

Cardif Pinnacle has appointed Andy Swain as chief commercial officer with additional responsibility as executive director for the group’s sales and marketing function.

His new role encompasses the insurer’s creditor, warranty and cirect product offerings to the UK market.

Swain says: “I am thrilled to have been appointed to this challenging role. I’m looking forward to meeting up with many of Cardif Pinnacle’s commercial
partners and potential clients.

“Achieving predetermined and mutually agreed objectives with our partners is
where we excel. Constant consideration of how we achieve our results, and
potential performance improvements, are part and parcel of our quest for

Swain entered the world of general insurance in 1979. Subsequent to
his early days as european trainer for Pat Ryan & Associates, Swain
progressed to a role in sales management for Ryan Insurance where he was
responsible for the recruitment, training and management of business
managers in major UK motor dealers – culminating in his appointment as joint managing director of Lombard Dealer Services.

He then directed creditor and warranty for London General Holdings,
became board director of both LGH and Combined Insurance, and then managing director of Aon Resource Group with responsibility for the development of general insurance products.

Before joining Cardif Pinnacle, Swain formed his own company, `First
Solutions’, providing consultancy to manufacturers, finance companies and
third party administrators.

Swain adds: “All businesses that are associated with general insurance
products should put Cardif Pinnacle on the top of their shopping list. All
businesses that are seeking additional income should consider the
proposition that Cardif Pinnacle offers. We are expert at identifying and
exploiting revenue generating opportunities that can be realised with
minimal additional investment.”