Towergate appoints Mark Culleton and Darren Grodent

Towergate Insurance today announces the expansion of its London Market motor fleet team with the appointments of Mark Culleton and Darren Grodent*.

Mark and Darren join Towergate London Market from Compass where Mark was Motor Fleet Manager and Darren Motor Senior Fleet Broker.

Mark has 26 years’ of motor insurance experience with a career spanning Cobra, R L Davison and underwriting with Torch Motor Policies. Darren has 17 years’ insurance experience including 12 in London Market Fleet placements at Holman’s and Carroll London Markets.

Towergate London Market Fleet Director David Gerrish said: “Darren and Mark are respected senior brokers in the motor fleet market and I’m honoured that each has chosen Towergate London Market as their new home as we gear up for growth. Their expertise, combined with the strength of our existing team, will drive an outstanding service and deliver products for all our partner brokers throughout the UK”

The appointments are the latest in a string of senior hires at Towergate London Market. Paul Longhurst will join as Broking and Distribution Director on 11 August and Neil Pearce as managing director on 5 September.

Mark Culleton said: “Myself and Darren can see the massive potential of the Towergate London placement team and want to be part of its success. We look forward to working with brokers to offer unparalleled choice, price and service to help our broker partners to win and retain more clients.”

*Currently both Mr Culleton and Mr Grodent are still employed under contract with Compass and Mr Culleton will be leaving Compass at the end of October 2016.