Ardonagh Advisory Holdings has appointed Marcus Golby as chief operating officer (subject to approval) and Tom Clark as chief technology officer. Both of them will take on newly created roles.
Golby reports to Rob Worrell, CEO of Ardonagh Advisory, and is responsible for driving operational efficiency and improving the client experience through advancements in data and digital technology. He joined Ardonagh from major non-bank mortgage lender Together, where he was COO since 2018. He has significant experience leading business and digital transformations in the customer service and financial services industries, having previously held senior positions at M&S Money, Harrods Bank and First Direct.
Clark, as chief technology officer, reports to Golby. He has more than 20 years’ experience in harnessing technology to achieve transformational outcomes for businesses. He joined Ardonagh from the Lowell Group, a leading credit management business, where he was group chief architect and chief information officer (group functions).
Both Golby and Clark oversee the application data and digital technologies across Ardonagh Advisory, an SME broking platform that includes Towergate Insurance Brokers, Bravo Networks and Towergate Health & Protection.
“Establishing a robust technology strategy which maximises our use of digital capabilities and data insights is critical to achieving our inorganic and organic growth ambitions,” Worrell said. “It is therefore a pleasure to be able to welcome both Marcus and Tom to Ardonagh Advisory. Marcus brings a wealth of experience which will further drive Advisory’s growth by placing customers’ needs firmly at the heart of our businesses. Tom comes to us with an impressive track record and will play a critical role delivering technological investments and plans across our businesses in Advisory. Both roles will be pivotal in the execution of Ardonagh Advisory’s overall strategy as the leading home for independent, trusted broking advice and risk management services.”