Markerstudy Group has announced the appointment of Benny Higgins as its new group chairman.
The firm said the move concludes a “busy Q1” in which it welcomed investment from new partners Pollen Street Capital and Qatar Insurance Company, and announced it had acquired Brightside Group.
Higgins has “vast” experience in the financial services sector and was previously the CEO of Tesco Bank.
Kevin Spencer, group CEO, said: “We are steering Markerstudy Group on an exhilarating growth trajectory and due to our size, diversity, and speed of acceleration, it’s the optimum time to invite a chairman on board to complement the skills of my existing board of directors.
“Benny has vast financial sector experience, coupled with a social and philanthropic conscience, and it’s these combined attributes which attracted us to him, and which align so well with our plans for the future.”
Higgins said: “I am thrilled to be joining Markerstudy Group at such a pivotal moment, and appreciate the opportunity to provide counsel. Post-pandemic, the ‘new’ normal which Markerstudy is wholeheartedly embracing includes a deeper understanding of an organisation’s impact on the environment, and its social and governance principles.
“ESG is a top priority for Markerstudy, and I am passionate about supporting change for improvement across my non-executive portfolio.”
Markerstudy received regulatory approval for the Brightside Group acquisition on 22 March, with the deal completing today (12 April).