Mark Knowlton joins Openwork as chief operating officer

Ryan Fowler

October 17, 2019

Openwork has appointed Mark Knowlton as chief operating officer.

Knowlton joins Openwork from technology provider GBST, a global supplier of financial services to retail wealth management and capital banking services.

As a member of the Openwork executive team, he will have responsibility for Openwork’s business operations, technology and business change functions.

He brings more than 20 years of digital technology and operational leadership experience, including six years at Macquarie Bank in Australia, eight years as chief information officer for AXA UK and senior roles at KPMG Management Consulting and CSC.

Mark Duckworth, chief executive of Openwork, said: “We are delighted that Mark has joined our team as Chief Operating Officer.

“His vast experience of digital technology and operational management will be fundamental to our long-term success and I am thrilled to have found someone of his calibre to lead the team.”

Knowlton added: “I am delighted to be joining Openwork at such an exciting time for the business and look forward to working with colleagues across the Openwork network to support its growth and development.

“I am passionate about giving advisers and their clients a market leading financial advice platform and service.”

Openwork has over 3,900 financial advisers operating across the UK. It operates as a directly authorised, multi-panel distribution network.

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