Our Management Team

Rob Regan - CEO

Rob Regan, Ascentric CEO

Rob was appointed CEO at Ascentric in May 2018 from Royal London where he'd worked as Group Customer Services Director, since March 2014

Previously he'd spent two years at Legal & General as Chief Operating Officer of their General Insurance business, where he was also an Executive Director and Board Member. Before joining Legal & General, Rob was a member of Lloyds Banking Group General Insurance Executive Committee and ran the Customer Distribution P&L for all personal life products.

During his eight years with Lloyds Group, Rob held a number of senior positions across Operations, Change and Distribution.

He has extensive experience of driving transformational change across a variety of sectors, having begun his career in the engineering sector with spells at Sony UK and the Atomic Weapons Establishment.

Justin Blower - Head of Sales

Justin Blower - Head of Sales

Justin joined Ascentric in November 2014 to head up the Business Development function and was subsequently promoted to Head of Sales in April 2015. He is responsible for both intermediated sales on the Ascentric platform as well as managing institutional partners.

Justin has over 15 years’ experience within the Financial Services sector working for both financial planning businesses and wrap platforms. Before joining Ascentric, Justin was at AXA Wealth for 12 years where he held roles in Compliance, Finance and Sales.

Justin has a degree in Economics and Geography from the University of Portsmouth.

Gary Clapham - Transformation Director

Gary Clapham - Programme Director

Gary is the Ascentric Transformation Director having joined in June 2016, initially as Programme Director of the replatforming activity. Gary joined from Royal London where he'd worked as Group Head of Operational Risk since June 2014.

Gary transferred to Royal London on the acquisition of the CIS (Co-op) Life and Pensions acquisition in 2013 where he was the Commercial Director. Before joining CIS, in a 30+ year career, Gary has undertaken a range of senior operation and delivery roles, primarily in UK financial services but also in the UK and US energy sector.

Lee Jones - Head of Operations

Lee Jones

Before joining Ascentric in October 2017, Lee held a number of senior operational positions in Royal London, in both the consumer and intermediary divisions.

Lee has over 20 years’ experience working in financial services, in a variety of roles spanning Operations, Change, project management, Risk and Sales. His experience outside of Royal London includes Legal and General, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC.

Outside of work, Lee splits his time equally between supporting Southampton FC and providing free taxi rides for his daughter.

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