New appointments to financial services division

The financial services division of Oval has appointed Jonathan Howard as head of private clients and Billy Johnson as head of employee benefits.

The company said the appointments are part of a continued cohesive new strategy to strengthen Oval’s financial services provision and to meet the challenges posed by today’s volatile investment markets and economic conditions.

Steven Mitchell, head of Oval’s financial services division, said: “I would like to congratulate Jonathan and Billy on their appointments and wish them every success in their new roles.

"Last year was a period of dramatic growth for Oval and as we continue to consolidate our acquired companies and develop our financial services strategy, I am confident that both these additions to the senior team will ensure that we develop in a way that is both positive and beneficial to Oval and to our clients.”