Following recent investment and growth for the independent insurance brokerage, B2B specialist Vista Insurance has appointed a new Head of Life Science & Technology, Lisa Petherick.
Lisa’s appointment comes as a result of Vista’s recent expansion into the world of technology and life science, including the recent gold partnership with Sci Tech Daresbury. In this new role, Lisa’s experience will bring insurance knowledge and expertise to these cutting-edge businesses operating in this highly complex industry.
Lisa’s 25 years of experience covers various sectors, from Independent Insurance Company to more well-known names including Willis (UK) Limited and AIG (American International Group), responsible for Global / FTSE 100 Clients.
Over the last few years, she has set her focus on life science and technology industries, supporting clients from start-up to successful global businesses.
When asked about her recent appointment at Vista and what drew her to technology and life science, Lisa said;
“I love working within the sci/tech sector. Every client is completely different and the innovation in both science and technology is a privilege to watch. It’s great to feel part of something big by offering Risk Management Protection and advice whenever needed, especially knowing these companies are working towards some huge strides and breaking new ground. I am very excited to start working with Vista moving forward, I think we are going to achieve some really great things in the future.”
In 2021 Vista had one of its most successful years. They had their highest growth rate (40%) since starting the business, grew the company’s headcount by 21% including hires in marketing, compliance, account handling, and sales, and their GWP grew to in excess of £25,000,000.