The newly created role will focus on supporting the business in its continued growth as a technical resource for advisers and providers in the protection industry.
Protection Guru has appointed Rob Harvey (pictured), former specialist protection expert at Drewberry, as a technical protection specialist.
In this newly created role, Harvey will focus on supporting the business in its continued growth as a technical resource for advisers and providers in the protection industry.
He will work closely with Adam Higgs, head of research, helping to deliver Protection Guru's research and analysis to advisers and providers, as well as drive product innovation and improvements.
Harvey will work with insurers on their product offerings and services and engage with adviser firms to ensure they have the right tools and resources at their disposal to deliver the best protection advice to their clients.
Ian McKenna, founder of FTRC and Protection Guru, said: “Rob’s appointment reiterates Protection Guru’s commitment to providing the best technical information, research services and thought leadership to the protection industry, and our primary objective of significantly reducing the protection gap.
“FTRC has always sought to work with people who have first-hand experience in advice firms, who can strengthen our team’s knowledge of the practical challenges’ advisers face on a day-to-day basis.
“We are confident that Rob’s wealth of expertise will enhance the support and services we provide for advisers.”
Harvey added: “After nine successful years at Drewberry, in which time the business established itself as one of the UK’s leading protection specialists, I now look forward to helping Protection Guru take the next steps in its journey.
“It is, in my opinion, already one of the primary and most trusted sources for protection insurance information, analysis and insights.
“Joining the business at this time feels like a really exciting opportunity and it is my hope and belief that Protection Guru will be the leading industry authority on protection insurance.
“The business has grown significantly since its launch and with the developments in the pipeline, is set to expand further.”