CFC, a specialist insurance provider and pioneer in emerging risk, announced today the appointment of Louise O’Shea, CEO of Confused.com, to the company’s board of directors as an independent non-executive director, subject to regulatory approval.
O’Shea has been the CEO of Confused.com, the leading UK insurance and financial services comparison site, since 2017. During that time she has trebled the fintech’s profit and helped it fly past its £1 billion revenue milestone.
‘Louise truly understands the challenges of building a tech and data-driven insurance business in one of the most competitive markets in the world,’ said Dave Walsh, CEO of CFC. ‘She’s also incredibly passionate about pushing boundaries, testing new ideas and curating a purposeful culture. Her experience and her outlook align closely to ours, and we’re excited to bring her on board.’
O’Shea served as Finance Director and held various other roles at Admiral Group in the 8 years prior to her appointment as CEO at Confused.com. She was previously a strategy consultant at Fujitsu Services having trained as an accountant at PWC. O’Shea is currently Chair of the InsurTech Board and a Board Member of FinTech Wales.
‘CFC is a remarkable business that has the innovation and agility of a tech startup along with the performance and experience of a seasoned insurance business,’ said O’Shea. ‘They’re executing on an ambitious technology-focused roadmap and I’m eager to share my experience as they continue to challenge the industry and outperform their peers.’
CFC also recently announced that it was named one of the fastest-growing international mid-market private companies in the Sunday Times International Track 200, and has been named the Top Insurance Workplace in the UK by Insurance Business magazine.