Leading UK warranty provider, WMS Group (UK) Ltd (WMS), has appointed Robin Cundell as its new UK Finance Director.

Robin’s appointment follows the retirement of Rani Ponnuthurai and the restructure of the business’ senior management team to support parent company Opteven Group’s substantial growth aspirations for its UK operations.

Robin joins WMS with a wealth of global experience having spent more than 15 years in senior finance roles – including seven years with large brands, Whitbread Plc and Costa Coffee.

Robin’s arrival at WMS comes at an exciting time for the business as it continues to embark on a period of growth, investing in new products, services and people to meet the demands of the changing dealer market. His responsibilities will include working together with the senior team implement the business strategy and ensuring compliance and control in-line with FCA regulations.

Robin said:

“WMS is on a journey to become the UK’s leading warranty provider and I’m delighted to be joining such an ambitious, forward-thinking organisation as it strives to create the best warranty and associated insurance products on the market.

“With the backing of Opteven, WMS has invested heavily in its offering over the last two years, and I’m looking forward to being part of this next chapter in the WMS story.

Robin replaces Rani Ponnuthurai, who is retiring after almost seven years at WMS. During her time at the business, Rani has been instrumental in ensuring WMS is able to serve its obligations as an FCA Principal, and also in supporting on the Opteven acquisition process in 2020.

Craig Grant, Managing Director at WMS, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Robin to WMS at what is a pivotal time in our journey to become the UK’s leading warranty provider, and wish Rani all the best in her hard-earned retirement.

“Following the restructure of our senior team earlier this month, we’re in a strong position to spearhead our future growth plans whilst ensuring customer experience remains at the heart of all that we do and we look forward to working with Robin as we strive to meet those aspirations.”