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Openwork targets tech upgrade with board appointments

  • 10/10/2017
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Openwork targets tech upgrade with board appointments
Openwork has appointed Ian Buchanan and Andy Smart as non-executive board directors.

The network, which covers more than 3,500 advisers, said the appointments would help deliver on developing its operating system and compliance function.

Ian Buchanan (pictured) is a technology and operations executive who has experience across all areas of financial services. He was most recently group chief information officer at Barclays and chief operating officer for Barclaycard.

During a 30-year career he has held executive roles at Société Générale, Alliance & Leicester and Nomura.


Compliance and regulation

Andy Smart is a senior governance professional with significant experience in corporate governance, risk management, regulatory compliance and law.

Smart spent much of his 30 years in financial services at Zurich Insurance where he was latterly head of governance, Global Life.

He began his financial services career at Allied Dunbar and also worked at Zurich Advice Network – these two companies were the precursors to Openwork.

Openwork CEO Mark Duckworth said he was pleased to welcome the pair to the board.

“Ian’s insight will be invaluable as we transform our operating systems, and Andy’s expertise will be hugely beneficial as we ensure that the financial needs and requirements of Openwork’s end customers are properly met,” he added.

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