Press Release - January 2021

Rob Clarkson joins Neilson as Non-Executive Director

Neilson Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Clarkson to the role of Non-executive Director for both Neilson Financial Services and Neilson Place with immediate effect.

Rob has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services and insurance industry, starting his career at Barclays where he became Director of General Insurance and Protection. In 2011 Rob joined a joint venture between the Bank of Ireland and the Post Office as Managing Director of Insurance and in 2015 joined the Post Office to transform their insurance business. Rob now acts as an advisor to venture capital and private equity firms as well as providing consultancy support to various businesses, specialising in strategy assessment, business transformation, insurance partnerships, business model development and major system builds.

Gavin Donnelly, Neilson CEO comments ‘I’m thrilled to announce Rob’s appointment to both the Neilson Financial Services and Neilson Place Boards as Non-executive Director. He joins us at a time of real business expansion, having built on our well-established direct to consumer brands with the launch of our protection comparison service, whole of market advice firm Neilson Place and our partnerships business in 2020. I’m confident that Rob’s deep experience of the UK protection market, integrity and business acumen will provide excellent input and oversight as we continue to expand our business.’

Rob added ‘I’m excited to be joining Neilson at such a dynamic time in their development and look forward to contributing to their ambitious growth plans’.

Notes to editors: Founded in 2012, Neilson Financial Services (NFS) is a UK specialist provider of life insurance currently selling thousands of proprietary policies per month in the UK. NFS provides life insurance products directly to consumers; via the retail brands British Seniors, Smart Insurance and Frankli, as well as a wide range of popular insurers’ products through its online comparison and purchase service Choozi. Having a full suite of distribution and policy administration capabilities in house, as well as a bespoke, proprietary IT platform and direct marketing business, means NFS can offer closely synchronised online and call centre operations to provide a complete omni-channel customer experience. These components can be combined to create compelling partnership propositions including white-labelling capability. NFS also offers specialist protection advice through its whole of market advice firm, Neilson Place. NFS is committed to the cross-sector working party voluntary Agreement on access to protection insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions and disabilities, launched in 2020.

This information is for authorised intermediaries only and should not be presented to, or relied on by, retail customers. It is approved and issued by Neilson Financial Services Limited. Neilson Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and entered on the Financial Services Register under reference 594926. Registered Office: Landmark Place, Windsor Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1JL. Registered in England and Wales, number 07986483.