Andrew Tripp, founder of ESMI, passes away

Key industry figure was previously the chairman of a trade association as well as chief executive of firm

Andrew Tripp, founder of ESMI, passes away

Insurance News

By Paul Lucas

The insurance industry has suffered a significant loss as it was made public today that chief executive and founder of ESMI Ltd Andrew Tripp passed away at the weekend.

Tripp was a significant figure within the private medical insurance industry and had an extensive background within the insurance sector.

According to an FT Adviser report, Tripp worked as a regional sales manager for Norwich Union (now Aviva) from 1990-1996 before moving on to a role as sales director for WPA from 1997-2007. Shortly after, he teamed up with Peter Lowenberg and the two established a private medical insurance brokerage known as Perfect Health Insurance Services Ltd. When this company was sold in 2012, Tripp became the founder and chief executive of ESMI Ltd.

That is just scratching the surface of his career, however – Tripp also served as chairman of the trade association the Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries from 2010-2012.

Sadly, Tripp battled health issues for several years having suffered heart failure back in 2012. A spokesman for ESMI Ltd explained that it was during his recovery that he reflected on how difficult it can be for people to afford such insurance and how important it is to have the right cover in place.

“All our thoughts and condolences are with Andrew’s family and friends, in particular, his two sons, William and Jack, whom Andrew loved so dearly and talked so proudly about,” the spokesperson added.

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