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Ardonagh Advisory makes senior appointments to drive digital strategy

08 December, 2021 |Advisory | Appointments

Marcus Golby joins Advisory leadership team as Chief Operating Officer

Tom Clark appointed Chief Technology Officer

 

Ardonagh Advisory Holdings Ltd (“Ardonagh Advisory”) today announces the appointment of Marcus Golby as Chief Operating Officer* and Tom Clark as Chief Technology Officer.

Marcus joins Ardonagh Advisory from Together, one of the UK’s largest non-bank mortgage lenders, where he has been Chief Operating Officer since 2018.

He brings with him significant experience leading business and digital transformations within customer service and financial services, having previously held senior positions at M&S Money, Harrods Bank and First Direct.

Marcus will report into the CEO of Ardonagh Advisory, Rob Worrell, and will be responsible for leading the use of digital and data advancements to maximise operational efficiency and client experience.

Tom Clark has been appointed Chief Technology Officer reporting into Marcus and brings over 20 years’ experience driving technology within businesses to achieve transformational outcomes. He comes to Ardonagh from the Lowell Group, a leading credit management business, where he held the position of Group Chief Architect and Chief Information Officer (Group Functions).

Both are newly created roles that will drive the use of data and digital across Ardonagh Advisory, an SME broking platform including Towergate Insurance Brokers, Bravo Networks and Towergate Health & Protection. 

Commenting on the appointments, Rob Worrell said: “Establishing a robust technology strategy which maximises our use of digital capabilities and data insights is critical to achieving our inorganic and organic growth ambitions.

“It is therefore a pleasure to be able to welcome both Marcus and Tom to Ardonagh Advisory. Marcus brings a wealth of experience which will further drive Advisory’s growth by placing customers’ needs firmly at the heart of our businesses.

“Tom comes to us with an impressive track record and will play a critical role delivering technological investments and plans across our businesses in Advisory.

“Both roles will be pivotal in the execution of Ardonagh Advisory’s overall strategy as the leading home for independent, trusted broking advice and risk management services.”

Marcus Golby said: “I am very pleased to be joining Ardonagh Advisory at such a defining period in its development. It is a privilege to be part of such a talented team and I look forward to ensuring that
Advisory has the right technology, data and process capabilities to deliver on the business’ ambitious strategic targets.”       

Tom Clark said: “Ardonagh has rightly identified that the development of digital advancements will prove critical to customer experience and the subsequent growth of its business. I am delighted to be able to support Advisory as it continues to lead the way in this field.”

* Subject to regulatory approval


Notes to Editors

ARDONAGH ADVISORY

Ardonagh Advisory Holdings Ltd is The Ardonagh Group’s SME broking platform comprised of Broker Network, Compass UK, Ethos Broking, Footman James, Towergate Insurance Brokers, Towergate Health & Protection, Towergate Riskline, Your Insurance and Usay Compare brands.

With legacies which laid the foundations for the creation of The Ardonagh Group, these are advice-led, community-focused businesses with an unrivalled local footprint of experts across a wide range of sectors and specialisms, combined with national and international reach. Ardonagh’s Advisory platform currently employs over 3500 people across 107 sites.

THE ARDONAGH GROUP

The Ardonagh Group is the UK’s largest independent insurance distribution platform and a top 20 broker globally. We are collection of best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands with a network of more 100 locations and a combined workforce of more than 8,000 people. Across our portfolio, we offer a highly diversified range of insurance-related products and services across the full insurance value chain in the UK, Ireland and broader international markets. From complex multinational corporations to individuals purchasing personal insurance policies, our understanding of the communities we serve, together with our scale and breadth, allows us to work with our insurer partners to deliver a broad range of product and risk solutions that meet customer needs.

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