The Jensten Group has appointed Lauren Barwell as Group People Director, effective 31st January 2022. Lauren joins from Octopus Investments and previously held senior roles at RSA.
Lauren will lead the human resources team and oversee the implementation of the Jensten Group Employee Value Proposition, and the key people-centric elements of the Group’s growth strategy. The commitment to people and customers is at the forefront of everything the Group is doing, and this new role is crucial to enabling the strategy.
Lauren commented: “As the Group continues to grow rapidly, it’s important we focus on our people and empower them to deliver our strategy. I’m looking forward to leading the delivery of the People Strategy, bringing to life our Employee Value Proposition which will continue to enhance our culture and ensure that Jensten is increasingly a great place to work.”
Over the last twelve months, the Group has invested significantly in building a strong leadership team to match the level of growth ambition. Lauren’s appointment demonstrates the commitment to deliver for Jensten people and is the last piece of the jigsaw – completing the build of a leadership team of appropriate scale and talent.
Alistair Hardie, Group Chief Executive Officer, Jensten Group commented: “We have continued to experience rapid growth, both organically and through our successful mergers and acquisitions programme. The team we have built will propel Jensten to compete with the largest players in our marketplace when it comes to winning customers, attracting and retaining key talent, bringing brokers to our wholesale propositions and acquiring community-based entrepreneurial brokers to enhance our in-house broking proposition.”