Towergate Insurance Brokers (Towergate), part of Ardonagh Advisory Holdings Ltd (Ardonagh), has appointed Richard Tuplin (pictured) as its new chief executive officer (CEO).
Tuplin joins Towergate from Ethos Broking, part of the Ardonagh Advisory platform, where he spent over three years in leadership positions, such as chief development officer and managing director, until becoming the CEO. He also worked in independent broking for 18 years, including as managing director of Jelf Insurance Partnership and regional director of Jelf Insurance Brokers.
In his new role at Towergate, Tuplin will lead 2,800 people across 70 offices to provide UK businesses with general insurance, risk management programmes, and claims support.
Commenting on the appointment, Tuplin said he was delighted to step into the CEO role at Towergate, and he is looking forward to working with its teams “to build an even more successful and exciting business that will go from strength to strength.”
“The Towergate business is built around a network of regional brokers at the heart of their communities with a loyal client base, loyal people, and a good track record of delivery,” he added.
Ardonagh Advisory CEO Rob Worrell commented: “Richard will be a highly effective leader of the Towergate business. He brings an unwavering commitment to independent broking and a strong pedigree in executing strategy. He has delivered both organic and M&A growth throughout his career while being relentless about continued improvement in both himself and the businesses he leads.”
Tuplin’s entrance to Towergate follows the departure of Joe Thelwell, who led the company through the COVID-19 pandemic and an uncertain environment.
Rob said: “I would like to thank Joe for his significant contribution to Towergate and the wider Ardonagh Group over many years of service.”