Openwork appoints Clifford as chief financial officer

Clifford joins the business from Zurich Financial Services International Life, where he was most recently hief Financial Officer for its Isle of Man operations. Simon, who helped launch Openwork in 2005, has an actuarial background and brings with him more than 15 years’ experience with the Zurich business.

As part of the move, Simon Brunt, Openwork’s current finance director, has been appointed strategic integration director.

Among his other priorities in the coming 12 months, Simon will assume responsibility for managing the integration and delivery of the 2plan RI and IFA businesses.

Mary-Anne McIntyre, chief executive officer at Openwork, said: “Simon’s considerable financial acumen and in-depth knowledge of the sector will be of great benefit to us as we seek to grow the business over the coming years.

"Having been involved in the creation of Openwork, Simon has real passion for the business and is as excited as we are about the opportunities facing us.”