The new c-suite member will bring 18 years of independent broking experience to the role

Ardonagh Group-owned Towergate Insurance Brokers has appointed Richard Tuplin as its new chief executive.

Tuplin, who has 18 years of independent broking experience, was previously chief executive of Ethos Broking, which is part of Ardonagh Advisory.

Prior to this, he held positions as regional director, north at Jelf Insurance Brokers and chief development officer at Broker Network.

In his new role, Tuplin will lead Towergate’s 2,800-strong team, which provides businesses with general insurance, risk management programmes and claims support across 70 offices in the UK.

Tuplin succeeds ex-chief executive Joe Thelwell, who has left Towergate.

From strength to strength

Rob Worrell, chief executive of Ardonagh Advisory, said: “Richard will be a highly effective leader of the Towergate business. He brings an unwavering commitment to independent broking and a strong pedigree in executing strategy.

“He has delivered both organic and merger and acquisition growth throughout his career whilst being relentless about continued improvement in both himself and the business he leads.”

Worrell also thanked previous incumbent Thelwell for his “significant contribution to Towergate and the wider Ardonagh Group”.

Tuplin added: “I am delighted to be stepping into the role of [chief executive] at Towergate.

“The Towergate business is built around a network of regional brokers at the heart of their communities, with a loyal client base, loyal people and a good track record of delivery.

“I am very much looking forward to working with the team to build an even more successful and exciting business that will go from strength to strength.”