16 March 2015

Towergate Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of Oliver Corbett as Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Oliver replaces Scott Egan, who has become Interim Chief Executive as part of the recently announced Executive Team changes.

Oliver was previously Chief Financial Officer of the London Clearing House, the international clearing and central counter party operating in London, Paris and New York. Prior to that role, he was Chief Financial Officer of Novae Group, the specialist London market underwriter, between 2003 and 2012. He is also a non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee of Close Brothers.

US based Marc Vassanelli will no longer be taking up the role as Interim Chief Financial Officer as previously announced. Delays in the visa application process resulted in the short-term post not being practical.

Scott Egan, Interim CEO, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Oliver to Towergate. He is another great appointment and has a huge amount of relevant experience that will bring real value to the Group. I look forward to working closely with him for the interim period.”


Notes to Editors

Launched in 1997, Towergate is the UK’s largest independently owned insurance intermediary, generating more than £3 billion of pro forma gross written premiums across its companies and employing over 5,000 people across more than 100 UK offices. 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.

Towergate operates across five core divisions:

  • Insurance Brokers – Towergate Insurance Brokers distributes specialised personal lines and products, and more general products aimed at SMEs through around 90 broking offices located across the United Kingdom
  • Underwriting – Towergate’s underwriting division is the UK’s largest MGA, providing specialist insurance products for brokers, without taking the ultimate capital risk. The MGA has over £750 million GWP under management
  • Direct – Towergate Direct sells specialist Personal Lines and SME products primarily through telephony and digital distribution channels
  • Paymentshield – Paymentshield is the leading provider of insurance products to mortgage brokers
  • Network – Broker Network represents the largest Network for insurance brokers in the UK. The brand remains the leading proposition in the market in terms of size and breadth of service with 600 Members

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