Nationwide, the largest dedicated provider of automotive crash repair services in the UK, is pleased to announce, as part of its ongoing business development strategy, the creation of two new key roles, Group Sales Director and Operations Director.
Executive Director, Steve Thompson, is assuming the new role of Group Sales Director, with responsibility for building sales in the insurance and fleet markets across all the Group's divisions, Nationwide Repair Centres, Mobile Repair, Motorglass and Network Services.
Darren Wills will be taking up the position of Operations Director of the Group's accident management division, Nationwide Network Services in June. Joining from specialist insurer, Groupama Insurances, where he was Claims Director, Darren has over 20 years' experience within the motor insurance industry and of claims management in particular. He previously worked at Allianz Insurance, Ascendant Management Consulting and Direct Line.
Michael Wilmshurst, Chief Executive of Nationwide, commented, "The creation of these two new roles is part of our ongoing business development strategy and I am delighted to welcome Darren to the team. He brings extensive knowledge and understanding of the repair industry and the requirements of our insurance partners. In his role as Operations Director of our accident management division, Nationwide Network Services, he will form a vital link between operations and sales within the Group. His appointment enables Executive Director, Steve Thompson to focus his attention wholly on driving sales across the insurance and fleet markets."