We’ve appointed Dave Ewens as Distribution Director. Dave will play an important role in our continued development following two consecutive years of profitability.
Dave joins us from MetLife where he spent eight years, most recently as National Sales Director. Prior to joining MetLife in 2007, he spent 24 years at Norwich Union where he was recognised as its top sales consultant for a period of 10 years.
In his new role, Dave will head up our business development and telephone sales teams, and assume day-to-day responsibility for running recruitment and our referral company, Openwork Market Solutions. He will also work closely with our IFA business, 2plan, and assume control of the Openwork Protection Service, which is a major focus for the coming year as we seek to narrow the protection gap.
Following an extremely successful 2014 we are thrilled that Dave has joined us to help build on the significant progress we’ve made in the last couple of years. Distribution directors with Dave’s ability and experience are rare and we are fortunate to have him on board following two years of profitability and our recent deal with MetLife UK which took the total number of advisers across the group to 3,000.