Barnard joins from Aviva.
Towergate has appointed James Barnard as chief transformation and change director, Insurance Age can reveal. The broker said Barnard would play a key role in "driving the change programmes that are needed...
Motor insurers fear news could have negative impact on the UK insurance market.
Brown says no deals on current agenda but does not rule out acquisitions down the line. Business also seeking to develop London specialty and private client market.
Regional broker plans to grow through acquisitions.
Motor broker sees 77% increase in pre tax profit according to results for 2015.