Markerstudy welcome three new NEDs to the group

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Markerstudy announce the appointment of John Castagno, Ellie Barlow and Steve Maddock as Non-Executive Directors (NED). They are joining at a pivotal and exciting time in the group’s growth which has included the recent announcement of the proposed merger with Atlanta, Ardonagh’s personal lines broking business.

John is an experienced NED with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance, technology, and services industry. He has enjoyed an illustrious career in the insurance industry spanning over 45 years which has included key leadership positions at several notable companies such as Legal & General, The Equity Group, Hastings Direct, British Gas and latterly Post Office Insurance.

Ellie’s experience lies in the Retail Financial Services market where she is an accomplished NED. Ellie’s formative career was in retail banking and she has an extensive background in senior executive roles for global insurers and price comparison brands such as Compare The Market, Money Supermarket and Zurich Insurance.  

Steve has an impressive 30 year insurance career which has included roles at Capita, RSA and Direct Line Group, where he was the Chief Operating Officer for twelve years, as well as a seven year spell as Chair of the Motor Insurers Bureau. Steve’s NED experience lies in the technology, digital transformation, cyber security sectors, Operations and Claims.

Kevin Spencer, Chief Executive at Markerstudy Group, comments: “I’d like to extend a warm welcome to John, Ellie and Steve. Their combined breadth of knowledge and experience will be an asset to our group and our boards, and will support our objectives going forward.”