Chase Templeton recruits for growth

Blackburn-based specialist insurance broker Chase Templeton has appointed Jamie McGivern to the newly created role of financial analyst in a bid to continue its aggressive acquisition strategy.

Jamie McGivern Chase TempletonJamie, 39, will work alongside the acquisition team, led by finance director Jeff Tate, to assist the smooth and swift purchase of businesses which complement its core private medical insurance and employee benefit specialisms.

A chartered accountant, he brings extensive senior financial management experience to the leading private medical insurance specialist, including nearly five years spent as head of finance at UK top 40 broker, Carole Nash.

More recently he was held executive boardroom positions at employment law and health and safety advisors, Bibby Consulting & Support, and support services specialists, Mynt Facilities Services.

His role has been created to provide Chase Templeton with greater in-house financial expertise to support its on-going acquisition strategy. Founded in 2002 the fast-growing broker has already acquired 13 PMI and employee benefit specialists and already has further purchases pipelined.

His recruitment follows the appointment of Warren Dickson as chief executive officer, who has been charged with securing organic growth from the broker’s 30,000-strong client bank and integrating newly acquired businesses to maximise returns.

Jamie McGivern said: “Chase Templeton has developed a twin-track approach to future growth predicated upon maintaining a dynamic acquisition strategy whilst looking to maximise revenues from organic growth.

“In this new role I will be underpinning the company’s wider financial management infrastructure whilst placing particular emphasis on supporting successful completion of target acquisitions.”

Warren Dickson added: “Jamie is a highly respected finance professional with solid experience both within and outside the insurance industry. By putting his expertise at our disposal he can support our acquisition plans and further strengthen our financial controls to ensure we maximise revenues.”