Management Team

John Tiner CBE - Chairman

John Tiner CBE - Chairman

With a career spanning over 40 years in financial services, from accounting through to his position as Chief Executive of the FSA, John has played a significant role in reforming the regulation of both the life and general insurance industries and improving consumers’ understanding of personal finance. John is an independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of Credit Suisse Group and Tilney Group Limited, where he is also Chairman of the respective Audit Committees and a member of the Risk Committees. Prior to this, John was CEO of the Resolution Group, a private investment company which, through M&A, sponsored the formation of The Friends Life Group Plc, a FTSE 100 company prior to its acquisition by Aviva in 2015.

David Ross - Chief Executive Officer

David Ross - Chief Executive Officer

David has spent over 25 years on the front line of broking and Intermediary work in the insurance industry, working his way up from a trainee at Arthur J Gallagher to CEO of the international division where the company underwent a defining period of growth and expansion. David was appointed CEO of Towergate in November 2015, where he led the business through a period of turnaround and major transformation.

Mark Mugge - Chief Financial Officer

Mark Mugge - Chief Financial Officer

Mark held various senior finance and audit positions over the course of his career at AmerUs Group Co, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company and GuideOne insurance. He went on to join Arthur J Gallagher in 2006 as Group Controller until 2010 when he was appointed as the CFO of the international division. Mark earned his CPA at KPMG, LLP and served in the United States Marine Corps. Mark joined Towergate in Q3 2015 as CFO and has been responsible for the stabilisation and overhaul of the finance structure including the finance transformation programme.

Adrian Brown - Services

Adrian Brown - Services

Adrian is a qualified management accountant with extensive industry expertise, having spent 25 years at RSA. He was the CEO of the UK and Western Europe for six years and a main board director for three of those. Previously he was UK COO and established and led the successful direct business MORE TH>N. More recently he was Executive Chairman of underwriting and distribution at Arthur J Gallagher. Adrian has been the COO of Towergate since Q3 2015 and is responsible for the stabilisation and transformation of IT in partnership with Accenture, implementation of a property strategy and for the overall change and transformation programme.

Janice Deakin - Distribution

Janice Deakin - Distribution

Janice had a 13-year career at AVIVA, leading the broker business as Intermediary and Partnerships Director from December 2009 until 2013. Prior to that, she was AVIVA’s Corporate Sales Director. Janice has also served as the CEO of UK Retail for Arthur J Gallagher, leading a combined business of over 2,000 people, placing more than £1 billion of gross written premiums. Janice joined Towergate in August 2015 as CEO of the insurance broking business and has been fundamental in the stabilisation and turnaround of the insurance broking and advisory businesses.

Paul Dilley - MGA

Paul Dilley - MGA

Paul joined Towergate in March 2017 from Arch insurance where he was the Deputy Chief Underwriting Officer. During his time in this role, Paul ran their property and global energy books which encompassed managing underwriting teams across multiple countries. Prior to his time at Arch, he was a member of the Executive team at Canopius – UK Specialty in the role of Chief Underwriting Officer, managing premiums in excess of £230 million and a large team operating in London and other regions.

Gordon Newman - Wholesale

Gordon Newman - Wholesale

Gordon has held numerous executive roles in the insurance industry including Managing Director of Seascope Insurance Holdings and Executive Director of Willis Faber and Bland Welch. Gordon was most recently CEO of Cooper Gay's London operation, CGNMB LLP, having taken on the role in November 2013. This followed the sale of Newman Martin Buchan to Cooper Gay, recently rebranded Ed, of which Gordon was the founding Executive Chairman. In July 2017 Gordon was appointed Executive Chairman of Lloyd’s insurance broker Bishopsgate.