Derek Coles, CEO, Direct Group - Insurance Times interview

In March 2013, our client, Derek Coles, CEO of Direct Group, was the subject of an in depth profile interview with Insurance Times talking about the growth potential of this fast developing insurance services company.

Late 2012 saw a significant investment in Direct Group from the new venture of insurance grandee, Pat Ryan and in this interview, Derek talks about the uniqueness of the Direct Group model and how his growth targets reach out to Europe and beyond.


"How can a chief executive turn his company from being the “best-kept secret in the industry” to the largest acquisition ever made by legendary Aon founder Pat Ryan?

The man in the know is Derek Coles, and his company is Doncaster-based insurance outsourcing firm Direct Group.

Coles is a boisterous character that talks confidently and is never far from cracking a joke. Today he is here to lay out Direct Group’s expansion plans, discuss some of the challenges his firm faces, and talk about what it’s like dealing with one of insurance’s biggest names ..."

For the full interview, go to Insurance Times.