Direct Group appoints Ian Barclay as new MD for Property Retail


Direct Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Barclay as Managing Director for Property Retail. 

He joins from Rural Insurance where he has been Managing Director since 2014 and previous to this was Managing Director at Aon Risk Solutions, as well as 10 years with AXA in a variety of roles including Distribution Director for Corporate Partnerships, Head of UK Motor Claims (AXA Insurance), and European Head of Business Development (AXA Business Services.)

Ian will take up the new role in July 2018 within The Ardonagh Group which incorporates both Towergate’s Retail division and Direct Group. 

Ian will report into Retail Chief Operating Officer, Steve Anson, to lead the Property team in a new phase of development and growth. 

Commenting on the appointment, Steve said: “Ian brings a wealth of operational experience in driving major change programmes to deliver growth, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the market and its challenges.”