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Openwork hires distribution director

Openwork hires distribution director

Openwork has appointed Dave Ewens as its distribution director, as the network seeks to move to the next phase of its development.

Mr Ewens joins from Metlife where he spent eight years as a national sales director. Prior to joining Metlife in 2007, he spent 24 years at Norwich Union.

In his new role Mr Ewens will head up Openwork’s business development and telephone sales teams, also assuming day-to-day responsibility for running recruitment and the network’s referral company Openwork Market Solutions.

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He will also act as Openwork’s principle liaison with its IFA business 2plan and assume control of the Openwork Protection Service, which is a major focus for 2015 as the network seeks to narrow the protection gap.

Mark Duckworth, managing director of distribution and marketing at Openwork, said: “Distribution directors with Dave’s ability and experience are rare and we are fortunate to have him on board following two years of profitability and our recent deal with MetLife UK which took the total number of advisers across the group to 3,000.”

peter.walker@ft.com