Toby van der Meer became the CEO of Hastings Group on 1 March 2018. The previous CEO, Gary Hoffman, became non-executive chairman.
He has also spent nearly a decade in other senior financial services roles, including leading Citigroup UK’s retail bank and a member of the executive team of online bank Egg Plc.
Toby started his career in strategy consulting at Monitor Company and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics & Management from Oxford University.
Tobias van der Meer’s Journey to CEO:
- Joined Hastings Direct in 2011 as the Managing Director of the company’s UK retail business.
- Responsible for the profit and loss of the company’s UK retail business, particularly brand, product, retail pricing, digital and marketing and customer operations.
- Played a key role in the company’s growth and success, leading to its initial public offering IPO in 2015.
CEO contact information
|CEO Full Name
|Tobias van der Meer
|CEO Email Address
|Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Hastings Direct Executive team
- Tom Coltrane – Chairman
- Helen Bainbridge – Head of property service
|Natalie Sadlier – PR Manager of Hastings Direct
|01424 735 735
|@Toby van der Meer
Hastings Direct is a UK personal lines insurance broker servicing customers via smartphone mobile app, online, and by phone. It is a fast growing, agile, data and digitally focused general insurance provider.
Hastings Direct provides car, bike, van and home insurance, as well as a range of ancillary products and services such as breakdown cover and key and legal cover.
Hastings Direct CEO Toby Net Worth
Tobias van der Meer serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company.
As CEO of Hastings Direct, Toby van der Meer receives a salary and benefits package. His basic salary was £755,000, and he also received a bonus of £102,000 and a long-term incentive plan (LTIP) award of just over £1 million.
He was announced that the company would be acquired by a consortium of the South African business, Rand Merchant International, and the Finnish insurer, Sampo Group, for £1.7 billion.
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Q. Have you ever had a mentor or someone who has influenced your leadership approach?
A. They worked with some great people and mentors, including entrepreneurs and leaders who have built large companies from scratch. But as many colleagues at Hastings will know, Gary Hoffman in particular has been a class act to follow.
Q. What is the salary of Tobias Meer?
A. As the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Hastings Plc, the total compensation of Tobias Meer at Hastings Plc is GBX673,075. There are no executives at Hastings Plc getting paid more.