Towergate has hired former Chubb Europe executive Brian Hardwick as its new chief risk officer.

He replaces Sarah Dalgarno, who was appointed head of a new unit to tackle the broking group’s old liabilities in May.

Hardwick has been chief risk officer at insurer Chubb Europe since 2007.

Towergate chief executive David Ross said: “Brian is a great hire for us, ideally suited to overseeing the continuing progress in evolving our risk function and embedding our control framework.”

Hardwick added: “I am genuinely excited by the pace and ambition of Towergate; undoubtedly a compelling organisation which puts the customer at the heart of its risk function whilst balancing the demands of an increasingly complex regulated environment in UKGI.”