Towergate Appoints Geoff Gouriet as General Counsel


Towergate today announces the appointment of Geoff Gouriet to the Executive Committee as General Counsel.

Geoff joins Towergate from City law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP where he is a Partner in the corporate team.

Geoff is the former Head of Corporate at Lawrence Graham LLP, a role he continued to hold in the combined Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP following a merger in May 2014. In addition to his management roles, Geoff has extensive experience in the insurance sector and has led on a wide variety of high profile corporate transactions.

Former General Counsel & Company Secretary Jennifer Owens has taken the decision to leave Towergate, having joined the business in November 2013.

Commenting on this appointment today, CEO Towergate David Ross said:

“Geoff brings extensive transactional experience to our Executive team, complementing our transformational ambitions and I am delighted that he wants to be a part of the Towergate story. Jennifer Owens leaves Towergate with our very best wishes and thanks for ably guiding the legal function through a challenging period including a highly complex financial restructuring in 2015.”

Geoff Gouriet added:

“There is no doubting the opportunity which Towergate has to build on a unique position in the UK insurance sector. I am very much looking forward to helping navigate a complex path of corporate activity as we make best possible use of our agility to add value and to drive growth.”