New hires join from Oval and Aviva

Michael Rea CCV

Towergate has made three new hires in its Midlands broking team. 

  • Paul Watts has been appointed regional managing director for the Midlands with day to day operational responsibility for Towergate’s retail broking businesses in the area.  These include offices in Nottingham, Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, Stoke, Birmingham, Hinckley, Leominster and Chesterfield. Watts was formerly group operations officer at Oval where he was responsible for acquisitions, transformation projects, information technology and marketing. He has also held senior management positions at Aon over a 10-year period.
  • Mark Minton returns to Towergate as managing director of its office in Sutton Coldfield. Minton sold his business, RBR Insurance Group of Ilkley to SMg Risk Solutions, which subsequently became Towergate’s first acquisition. He immediately became managing director of its Leeds operation. 
  • Mike Smith has been appointed managing director of Towergate’s Nottingham operation. Smith joins from Aviva where his roles have included head of operations, head of key partners and most recently regional manager for the Midlands & East

Michael Rea, chief executive of retail at Towergate said: “These are three exceptional appointments which will strengthen and complement our teams across the Midlands.  These latest appointments show our commitment towards building a first class management team.”