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Ardonagh Advisory unveils leadership appointments

The COO and CTO are both newly created roles that will reportedly drive the use of data and digital across Ardonagh Advisory

Ardonagh Advisory Holdings Ltd has announced the appointment of Marcus Golby as chief operating officer (COO) and Tom Clark as chief technology officer (CTO).

In his new role, Golby will report to Rob Worrell, CEO of Ardonagh Advisory, and he will be responsible for leading the use of digital and data advancements to maximise operational efficiency and client experience.

He joins Ardonagh Advisory from Together, one of the UK’s largest non-bank mortgage lenders, where he has been CEO since 2018.

Golby brings with him experience leading business and digital transformations within customer service and financial services, having previously held senior positions at M&S Money, Harrods Bank and First Direct.

Meanwhile, Clark will be reporting to Golby in his new role as CTO, and he brings over 20 years’ experience driving technology within businesses to achieve transformational outcomes. 

He joins Ardonagh from the Lowell Group, a leading credit management business, where he held the position of group chief architect and chief information officer of group functions.

Rob Worrell, CEO of Ardonagh Advisory, said: “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.

“It is therefore a pleasure to be able to welcome both Marcus and Tom to Ardonagh 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.”

Golby added: “I am very pleased to be joining Ardonagh Advisory at such a defining period in its development. It is a privilege to be part of such a talented team and I look forward to ensuring that Advisory has the right technology, data and process capabilities to deliver on the business’ ambitious strategic targets.” 

Clark said: “Ardonagh has rightly identified that the development of digital advancements will prove critical to customer experience and the subsequent growth of its business. I am delighted to be able to support Advisory as it continues to lead the way in this field.”

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