Independently owned UK insurance broker Autonet Insurance Group has appointed Phil Evans as its new head of operations.

At Autonet, Evans will take responsibility for all operational areas of the business including sales and service.

He will join from Carole Nash, where he held the position of head of operations for UK and Ireland. He worked previously in the banking sector for HBOS in retail contact center management.

Autonet Insurance Group director Ian Donaldson said that Phil brings many new ideas with him and the company look forward to working closely with him to help Autonet achieve its goal of reaching £100 GWP by 2012.