Today’s City Moves includes Willis Towers Watson, Morningstar and Posterscope.
Willis Towers Watson
Global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has announced the appointment Matthew Gooden to the role of director and head of sales across its professional indemnity (PI) team. Matthew will be tasked with driving new business leads for the firm, in a hire which reflects the increasing demand for PI cover the firm is experiencing from organisations in the legal, professional, financial services and construction sectors. Prior to joining WTW, Matthew worked as a broker in the M&A insurance space where he helped generate new business and provide insurance solutions on some of the largest and most complex corporate real estate transactions across Europe. A qualified solicitor, he started his career as a commercial property lawyer at what is now Gowling WLG, dealing with a full range of real estate matters for institutional clients.
Morningstar Investment Management Europe, part of the Morningstar Investment Management group, has announced that Martin Coyle has been appointed head of business development in the UK effective immediately. In this role, Martin will lead the UK distribution team to help promote the Morningstar managed portfolio service to financial advisers. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, primarily concentrating on Investment and platform solutions, having worked across both the Australian and UK markets. He joins from Aegon UK where he served first as head of platform distribution and strategy before his most recent role as distribution director for platform and investments. Prior to this, he held senior positions at Axa Wealth and Prudential in the UK.
Claire Kimber has been appointed to the newly-created role of group innovation director at Posterscope, the out-of-home and location marketing specialist. Claire was most recently head of strategy and board director at out of home agency Rapport where she was responsible for strategy, creativity and innovation on clients including Sky, 20th Century Fox and Amazon. She was previously senior creative strategist at Future Fusion and has also worked at John Ayling Associates and MEC. Claire will report into Nick Halas, Posterscope’s global head of strategy. Claire is also an Ocean Outdoor digital creative judge. She will lead Posterscope UK’s multiply innovation department, delivering pioneering creative solutions across the company’s entire client base. This will range from working with current and new data partners to delivering award-winning work.
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