ESMI Ltd have announced the loss of their chief executive and founder Andrew Tripp, who suffered from heart failure at the weekend.
Mr Tripp was a prominent figure within the private medical insurance industry.
Working as a regional sales manager for Norwich Union from 1990 to 1996, and as a regional sales director for WPA from 1997 to 2007, Mr Tripp later joined forces with Peter Lowenberg to set up a PMI brokerage, Perfect Health Insurance Services Ltd.
Mr Tripp also served as chairman of the trade association the Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries from 2010 to 2012.
After selling his PMI brokerage in 2012 to Chase Templeton, Mr Tripp went on to become the founder and chief executive of ESMI Ltd.
During 2012, Mr Tripp suffered from heart failure and according to a spokesman for ESMI Ltd while recovering from this he took time to reflect on how he had the right insurance in place and how difficult it can be for many people to be able to afford such insurance.
A spokesman for EMSI Ltd said: “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.”