Peter Kelly, our Director for Actuarial, Data and Decision Sciences, joined the business earlier this year. Here Peter tells us about his aspirations for his team and his excitement to be part of our growing company.
Could you be interested in being a part of this team’s bright future?

Tell us about your background and what led you to Hastings Direct?

I have spent almost all of my career in insurance pricing and analytics.  When I met the management team at Hastings, I recognised immediately that this was a special place.  Even with a strong track record of market-leading growth and profit, the company is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to use new sources of data and advanced analytics to be the best in this area.

Can you tell us a bit about the work you do here at Hastings Direct?

Underwriting and Pricing are really interesting parts of the business. It’s a great time to be joining a market leader as our industry is using cutting edge machine learning techniques to price insurance.  We use advanced tools to understand the risks which our customers face and then price them fairly and appropriately.

What aspirations do you have for Hastings Direct and how would your team contribute to those?

Pricing in insurance in on the verge of a next generation shift from older simpler tried-and-true predictive models and towards truly innovative approaches using very advanced methods.  I am hoping my team can help the company find new ways to identify customers and measure their risks so that we become the insurer of choice for many more people here in the UK.

Why should someone consider joining Hastings Direct?

We are a very open, innovative, and fun company to work at.  We set high goals, equip people with the best tools, provide strong encouragement and support, and do it all with a positive, inclusive attitude.  Working here is a lot of fun and our colleagues receive training, grow and advance very quickly.  If you want to see what you can do when you are working with a team that really cares about its goals and about each other, come see what we are doing at Hastings!

If you would like to find out more about the opportunities in our Underwriting team, click here