Goldman Sachs backed insurance broker, Aston Lark, has added Ian Jacob from Deloitte as Group Chief Risk Officer, a newly created role.
He joins the firm after spending 13 years with Deloitte, where he served as a Director in the Insurance Regulation and Strategy Team with a focus on governance, regulatory strategy, and compliance effectiveness.
During his career, he has led a number of skilled persons investigations and governance effectiveness reviews at Deloitte, and is often invited to speak on UK regulation.
Recently, Jacob was seconded as Group Compliance Director at RSA and as Head of Compliance at AXA PPP Healthcare.
Peter Blanc, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Aston Lark, commented: “Our team found Ian to be hugely helpful and his guidance through the regulatory landscape will be invaluable as we continue to grow. Most brokers that we meet talk about the challenges of regulatory compliance and having Ian on board will give them comfort that we can be a partner that truly knows what good looks like.”
Jacob added: “Aston Lark is widely recognised for the momentum it has built since its merger, with integrity and customers at the core of its strategy. The recent investment by Goldman Sachs continues to drive growth and I look forward to working with Peter and the Aston Lark team to develop the risk and compliance functions to meet the needs of the evolving group.
“The regulatory landscape is still changing at an unprecedented rate and Aston Lark must continue to anticipate, adapt and evolve its operations, with a ceaseless focus on good customer outcomes.
“By maintaining a compliance culture that delivers the best for our customers, regulatory compliance will support sustainable growth rather than restrict it and Aston Lark will continue to be the broker of choice for customers, insurers, employees, affiliates and other brokers that might consider Aston Lark as the ideal home for their business when the time is right.”