Markerstudy adds three new non-executive directors

Trio arrives at a pivotal juncture for the group

Markerstudy adds three new non-executive directors

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Markerstudy Group has announced the appointment of John Castagno (pictured above, left), Ellie Barlow (pictured above, middle), and Steve Maddock (pictured above, right) as non-executive directors (NEDs). These appointments come at a crucial juncture for the group, coinciding with its growth phase and the upcoming merger with Atlanta, Ardonagh Group's personal lines broking business.

Castagno brings to the table over four and a half decades of experience in the insurance, technology, and services industries. His career includes leadership roles in several well-known companies, including Legal & General, The Equity Group, Hastings Direct, British Gas, and most recently, Post Office Insurance.

Barlow's expertise lies in the retail financial services market, where she has established herself as an accomplished NED. Her early career was in retail banking, followed by senior executive roles in global insurance firms and price comparison brands, such as Compare The Market, Money Supermarket, and Zurich Insurance.

Maddock's 30-year tenure in the insurance industry encompasses various roles at Capita, RSA, and Direct Line Group, where he served as the chief operating officer for 12 years. He also spent seven years as chair of the Motor Insurers Bureau. Maddock's experience as an NED spans technology, digital transformation, cyber security, operations, and claims.

“I’d like to extend a warm welcome to John, Ellie, and Steve,” said Kevin Spencer, Markerstudy Group chief executive. “Their combined breadth of knowledge and experience will be an asset to our group and our boards and will support our objectives going forward.”

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