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.”