Openwork has appointed Mark Duckworth to the newly created position of Commercial Development Director as part of the network’s drive to develop its group and distribution strategy.
Mark joins Openwork on 1 November from Living Time, where he was Distribution and Partnerships Director responsible for all sales distribution, strategy and key deals throughout the UK.
Mark has previously worked for companies including Prudential, where he was Distribution Director, responsible for distribution throughout Europe and the Middle East; AXA, where he was National Sales Manager; and Scottish Amicable, where he was Regional Sales Manager.
Mark will assume leadership of Openwork’s overall group and distribution strategy, and will oversee the development of the network’s investment fund proposition. He will report directly to Martin Davis, Chief Executive Officer.
Commenting, Martin Davis says: “In recent months we have been undertaking a review of our distribution strategy and engaging in extensive selection processes to find the right leaders to execute our plans. Mark brings with him extensive experience gained in a number of senior roles and he was the standout candidate to drive our group and distribution strategy. We are very pleased to welcome Mark to Openwork.”
Mark Duckworth says: “Openwork is a strong business with ambitious plans for the future and I look forward to working closely with the management team to drive its future growth. Few, if any, networks are as well placed to flourish in the post-RDR world and this is an exciting time to be joining the business.”