Tobias van der Meer

CEO of Hastings Group

Toby van der Meer is Group Chief Executive Officer of Hastings Group. Hastings is one of the UK's most successful digital insurance businesses with now over 3 million customers and 3,000 staff. Having joined in 2011 as Managing Director of Hastings' retail business, Toby has helped lead Hastings growth, and has taken the Group through private equity investment, its IPO and growth to a FTSE 250 company, and more recently successfully completed a £1.6B take-private. Toby became Group CEO in 2018, served on the Plc Board from 2018-2020, and is also an Executive Director of HISL, the Group's FCA regulated retail business.

Toby has also advised on, and invested in, a range of European digital and financial services ventures, and is also an investor and Non-Executive Director in Nightcap Plc, a newly AIM listed investment vehicle.

Before joining Hastings, Toby was a Managing Director at Moneysupermarket Plc, the UK's leading online comparison business. He has also spent nearly a decade in other senior financial services roles, including leading Citigroup UK's retail bank and a member of the executive team of online bank Egg Plc. He started his career in strategy consulting at Monitor Company and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics & Management from Oxford University.