Advantage Travel Partnership has appointed Heather Haggis as head of financial services at its Advantage Financial Services.
Advantage Financial Services is wholly owned by Advantage Travel and is an insurance broker for industry-specific products and services.
Haggis will oversee the division and will initially carry out a full audit on AFS’s current offering with a view to expansion.
She was previously business development manager for AmTrust Underwriting Limited, a specialist travel and health insurance company. Prior to this, Haggis was international trading underwriter for Aviva.
Advantage chief executive Julia Lo Bue-Said said: “We are delighted to have Heather join our team and her wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering complex multi-national insurance and regulatory-heavy solutions will be a welcome addition to Advantage Financial Services.
“In such tumultuous times, our members may be reassessing their insurance requirements and evaluating how to build profit and growth to support their recovery and having Heather on board will provide our members with that added level of expertise.”
Haggis added: "Despite the current market conditions, I believe there are new opportunities in the market place for robust and agile companies such as Advantage and using my experience I intend to grow its proposition to service the travel agent and travel operator’s suite of insurance and risk management needs.”