Simon has been chief operating officer for the past year and replaces John Spellman, who becomes non-executive director with a view to being made chairman at the end of the year when John Little steps down.
In Simon’s first move as chief executive, he has appointed Ian Teague as commercial director. Teague was previously finance and operations director at The Exchange and in his new role he will be responsible for managing provider relationships for the portal.
Assureweb says it has recently seen a 24 per cent increase in new business levels.
Little says: “On behalf of our shareholders and the rest of the board, I am delighted to announce Andrew as our new chief executive officer. We are confident that he will build on his initial success as chief operating officer and continue to develop the business in line with growth targets.
“I believe that with Andrew at the helm, we have exactly the right mix of individuals to drive the momentum of our business.”