Assurant Solutions today announces the promotion of Andy Morris to the role of chief marketing officer of its European businesses, subject to regulatory approval, following its recent acquisition of the Lifestyle Services Group. Assurant Solutions provides mobile device protection and extended protection programmes and services through industry leaders in Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean, and Asia.

Morris served with Lifestyle Services Group (Assurant Solutions) – a leading provider of mobile device insurance in the United Kingdom– since 2006 as business development director. In his new role, Andy will play a key role in supporting and driving forward the business’ efforts to broaden its footprint in the growing mobile protection market. Prior to joining Assurant Solutions, Andy spent six years at GE Commercial Finance.

Assurant Solutions European President and CEO Chris Harrison comments: “I’m delighted to promote Andy to our European leadership team. He has incredible experience in the mobile insurance business, which will prove invaluable to us in this strategically important sector as well as support our growth plans in the extended service contract market.”

Morris will be responsible for developing the distribution channel management strategy for the mobile device protection and extended service contract lines in Europe to drive profitable sales growth.

Commenting on his new role, Morris said: “I’m looking forward to leveraging the tremendous capabilities we have across the enterprise to build a strong Assurant Solutions brand across Europe. This will include working closely with our colleagues in the U.S. to draw upon the strength of Assurant’s global product development expertise and client relationships.”

Morris succeeds Cassio Stavale who was appointed chief of business transformation following the acquisition of Assurant Solutions. Reporting into the president and CEO of the European business unit, Stavale will be responsible for integrating Assurant Solutions and Assurant Solutions businesses.