Group chief exec Alway looks to Barton to 'lead the next phase of integration'

Jelf’s commercial director Phil Barton has been promoted to insurance chief executive, reporting to Alex Alway.

From this week, he will be responsible for all the insurance businesses within the group.

Barton has held a number of roles since joining Jelf Group in 2003, including developing its marketing strategy, leading the compliance function, and, more recently, leading the newly acquired businesses.

Alway said: “As a key member of the senior management team, Phil has worked closely with the management teams of each one of our subsidiary businesses.

“In his role as chief executive, I am confident that he will successfully lead the next phase of their integration, while ensuring our focus remains firmly on our clients. I am delighted to welcome him to this new role.”