Acquis Insurance Management, the UK based lease insurance services provider, has appointed Nick Leader as CEO. Leader has been a Director of Acquis since 2013 and this appointment is part of a senior management re-organisation that includes Aine Phillips, previously Head of Finance, being promoted to CFO with additional responsibility for Corporate Governance.

Acquis’s founding Directors Andy Hobby, John Chadwick and Nick Hunt will remain with the business but Nick Leader will assume day to day control and lead its international development strategy, which aims to deliver a 50% growth in revenues over the next 3 years.

Commenting on his new role, Leader said “I’ve got a clear vision for Acquis as we embark upon our next stage of growth. 2018 should see us launch into at least two new markets and create partnerships with another 15-20 leasing companies in Europe. I’m fortunate to have a very talented, diligent and hardworking team around me and together we are looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead.”

Commenting further, Leader said that there are more organisational changes to come. “Demand for Acquis’s products and services has never been higher. In order to meet that demand and ensure that we continue to provide the best possible service to our clients, we need to add additional strength and depth to our Management Team. We have already made some additional appointments and expect to have everyone in place by the middle of the year.”

Last month Acquis processed its 500,000th financed asset through its Financed Equipment Protection (FEP) programme and the current portfolio of insured assets is now in excess of €1.8bn. Acquis provides FEP and insurance outsourcing services to leasing companies across 13 European countries.