Michael Whitfield has been appointed to the Board of Malta-based protected cell insurer Building Block PCC Ltd (BBI) with immediate effect.

Confirming the appointment, BBI’s CEO Paul Brierley said: “I am delighted to have someone of Michael’s calibre to call upon as we continue our push for growth. He is hugely experienced in insurance-related IT and broking, and I feel sure he will add considerably to the delivery of our strategic aims.

Whitfield said: “I was impressed by the vision for BBI laid out by Paul and the team. BBI is a high quality provider of niche and specialist products with a compelling proposition for brokers. The Malta presence means it has an exciting future, both in the UK and elsewhere in the European Economic Area.”

Whitfield has has spent much of his career in retail insurance broking, having started up and built successful broking, wholesaling and software house businesses. He has a strong background in insurance IT and in financial services compliance. In recent years he has provided consultancy and mentoring support  to a number of prominent businesses, both within and outside the insurance sector.