01 July 2016
Towergate today announces the appointment of Kay Martin as Commercial Director.*
Kay will join the Executive Committee, reporting to CEO David Ross. Her start date will be announced in due course.
Kay will join us from Zurich UK where she has been a member of the UKGI Executive and Chief Marketing Officer since June 2010. Kay recently assumed interim responsibilities for Zurich UK Personal Lines, taking on the role of Managing Director.
In the role of Commercial Director for Towergate, Kay will have responsibility for strategy, proposition and planning, to include strategic marketing with a particular focus on optimising our digital and client offerings, encompassing Group connectivity and all elements of communication.
Commenting on the appointment today, CEO David Ross said:
“Kay brings with her an enormous amount of experience in financial services with a particular emphasis on all aspects of marketing and communication. She is without doubt a major addition to the Towergate team.
Her hugely relevant leadership of complex marketing, planning and digital platforms coupled with her engaging personality make her the perfect candidate for driving this next important phase for Towergate, as we look to build on fixing our business and bringing to life real ambitions for growth.
One again I find myself feeling immensely proud and excited by the appeal that Towergate holds for talented people like Kay; a truly scalable business, with more than 4,000 employees which has managed to retain the intimacy and nimbleness of an entrepreneurial independent. I feel certain that we’ll feel the impact of Kay’s passion and expertise within days of her arrival. I know that we will embrace her tenacity and determination to drive improvements for our people, partners and customers.”
Kay Martin added:
“The Towergate opportunity remains unique in UK insurance and offers me a rare and irresistible chance to lead and influence an important moment in the company’s well documented history. Having met with the Executive Committee, I am left in no doubt that I am joining a focussed and realistic team who are absolutely in control of a turnaround strategy which will position Towergate as a force for change, innovation and first mover advantage across the various sectors in which it operates. I cannot wait to get started.”
*Subject to regulatory approval
Launched in 1997, Towergate is a leading independently owned insurance intermediary in the UK. Towergate is an important distribution channel for a significant range of insurance products and a key strategic partner for the UK’s largest insurers. Towergate’s scale, customer insight and distribution relationships make it a unique business and a leader in the markets in which it operates. Its combination of distribution and underwriting gives it unparalleled consumer data and market insight.