Aston Lark Ireland appoints CEO and CFO

Chartered insurance broker Aston Lark has announced the creation of two new executive board positions following the recent acquisition of Wright Insurance Brokers and the earlier acquisition of Robertson Low.

Robert Kennedy will join the firm as chief executive officer in Ireland and Mark Nolan will join as chief financial officer in Ireland in March this year.

Robert Kennedy joins Aston Lark from Aviva Ireland where he held the position of head of sales and distribution, leading the development of Aviva’s broker business for the past six years. Prior to Aviva he held senior positions at both Aon and RSA.

Meanwhile, Mark Nolan joins from AA Ireland where he was financial controller. He is also a chartered accountant with a background in audit, specialising in insurance and banking whilst he worked at Deloitte.

He has also held positions in Quotedevil and Pembroke Insurances as a financial controller.

Commenting on the appointment, group CEO Aston Lark said: “I look forward to welcoming Robert and Mark to the team to help drive our ambition for growth. They will both bring their extensive leadership experience to bear as we look to fulfil our potential in Ireland.”

Kennedy and Nolan will join the boards of Robertson Low and Wright Insurance Brokers. Robertson Low’s current managing director, Andy Low, will move into the role of executive chairman for Robertson Low and the founders of Wright Insurance Brokers, Tony and Breda Wright, will remain on the company’s board.

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