Specialist insurance industry law firm Horwich Farrelly has announced the appointment of Thomas Reynard as the company’s new chief operating officer.
In his new role, Reynard will be responsible for harmonising Horwich Farrelly’s processes and practices to support its continued growth.
In particular, he will oversee the firm’s continuing investment in systems, processes and reporting.
Reynard vowed to ensure that Horwich Farrelly will remain as a leading provider of legal and handling services to the UK general insurance sector.
“With such sustained growth, built on a fantastic results-driven reputation, it is crucial we ensure the firm is agile enough to respond to opportunities quickly and effectively, maintain a low cost base, and continue to deliver exceptional service to our clients,” he said.
Reynard joins from Premex Group, where he served as finance head at subsidiary Argent Rehabilitation for about a year.
Previously, Reynard also held senior financial and operational positions in a span of 10 years at Parabis Management, PwC and advertising firm BBDO.
He also had stints at Lehman Brothers, Barclays, Arbuthnot Latham, American Express and Citi.
“We were extremely impressed by Thomas’ wide-ranging and highly relevant experience. He is clearly the right person to join our growing firm and take on this important role,” said Horwich Farrelly chairman John O’Roarke.
Reynard’s hiring is the first senior appointment made by O’Roarke, who became the firm’s chairman in February.
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