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Zurich poaches Ascentric sales head

Zurich has hired Ascentric head of national sales Alan Ferguson as head of sales for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

He begins the role on 21 July, having previously held positions at US insurer The Hartford, Axa and Scottish Equitable. 

Ferguson will report to Zurich head of partnership development Martin McDermott, who runs the branch-based sales teams around the UK.

Zurich UK Life’s intermediary sales director Richard Howells says: “Alan has a proven track record in building strong and long term relationships with key advisory businesses.

“He also importantly shares our passion and commitment to ‘Protecting People’s Futures’ and he will have a huge part to play in delivering on this for our advisers and their customers.”

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