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New chief exec for Assureweb

Former HBOS Financial Services managing director John Spellman has been appointed chief executive at Assureweb.

Chief executive Nigel Hopwood is leaving after just 18 months at the technology firm.

Hopwood, who joined Assureweb as managing director last March, says he is taking a break but expects to return to financial services in the near future.

He says: “I have been planning this for some time. I have been commuting long distances for four years and am now looking for an interim management role closer to home. Although I am planning a break, I have already been asked to consider several interim opportunities, so we will have to wait and see.”

Spellman says: “I am delighted to be joining the Assureweb management team at a time when the technology market is evolving at such an unprecedented rate.”

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