More acquisitions on the way in the broker sector? Looks that way, here’s the latest from Aston Lark;
Aston Lark, the Chartered insurance broker backed by Goldman Sachs, today announces the promotion of Bethan Jones to the newly created role of Integration Director, with responsibility for overseeing the successful integration of all of Aston Lark’s acquisitions.
Bethan started her insurance career as a broker at Thomas Carroll in 2004 where she gained Chartered Broker status before moving into a Group Operations role. A family relocation from Wales to Kent in 2017 created the opportunity for her to join Aston Scott prior to its merger with Lark Group.
Joining the Board in 2019, Bethan provides leadership across our Project Office and Applications teams and more recently accelerated our Data & Analytics capability. Whilst retaining this oversight, Bethan will now formally take full responsibility for the integration of acquisitions across the group.
Peter Blanc, Aston Lark Group CEO, said: “It won’t have escaped anyone’s notice that Aston Lark has been rather busy on the acquisition front over the last couple of years. We are determined to become the UK and Ireland’s most trusted Chartered Insurance Broker and each acquisition that we make helps to make us stronger as a business. It is however absolutely vital that we don’t just ‘collect brokers’ but instead carefully plan and integrate each acquisition so that it truly feels part of Aston Lark and enables both the vendors and the rest of Aston Lark to benefit fully from joining forces.”
Bethan added: “I am delighted to take on the role of Integration Director for the group. I am incredibly passionate about ensuring all parties have a successful outcome following an acquisition and I strive to ensure decisions are made with vendors ahead of the deal completion so there are no surprises. In growing at our current pace, successful integration is vital to ensure we retain operational cohesion across the group, and I am privileged to work with an incredibly supportive Executive Board at Aston Lark that share my passion for doing things the right way.”