06 July 2016
Towergate today announces the appointment of Brian Hardwick to the Executive Committee as Chief Risk Officer.*
Brian joins Towergate from Chubb where he had been Chief Risk Officer since 2007.
During his time in this role, Brian led all risk management and compliance across 11 countries in Europe. He was also a board member of Chubb’s Lloyds MGA and has been responsible for the Solvency II implementation programme throughout the business.
Prior to Chubb, Brian spent 12 years consulting in various risk management and regulatory compliance roles within the UK financial services sector. He worked for Deloitte, and was later Risk Practice Leader of Grant Thornton. He has worked extensively within the general insurance sector, as well as working with banking and investment management clients.
Commenting on this appointment today, David Ross, CEO of Towergate said:
“Brian is a great hire for us, ideally suited to overseeing the continuing progress in evolving our risk function and embedding our control framework. A much admired and reputable operator in his field, we are delighted to welcome him to Towergate and to support his commercial, pragmatic risk management and judgement.”
Brian Hardwick added:
“I am genuinely excited by the pace and ambition of Towergate; undoubtedly a compelling organisation which puts the customer at the heart of its risk function whilst balancing the demands of an increasingly complex regulated environment in UKGI.”
Sarah Dalgarno continues in her new role as Strategic Risk Director, providing a dedicated focus to the resolution of legacy work streams and clarity to our future financial reporting as part of our wider transformation.
*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.