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10:02 PM 12th May 2022

JMG Group Appoints First CIO As Firm Continues On Acquisition Trail

Yorkshire-headquartered insurance broker JMG Group has appointed senior technology strategist Cheryl Astley as Chief Information Officer to support the firm’s continuing growth.

Cheryl joins the JMG Group board of directors bringing 25 years of technology experience to the role, 20 of which she gained within the insurance industry. Cheryl’s appointment at JMG Group comes during a time of significant acquisitive and organic growth for the business and her newly introduced position will enable the business to strengthen its IT processes across its 16 offices, including those of eight businesses which have been acquired within the last 18 months.

Joining from a CIO consulting position, Cheryl was previously a head of technology at Wm Morrison Supermarkets before she joined Bury-based Jensten Technologies where she built the technology function and led a team of 40 technical experts. Cheryl gained considerable experience working in the insurance sector during her time at RBR Insurance and at Towergate Insurance where she initially met JMG Group CEO Nick Houghton. Cheryl has experience of working for businesses which have undergone significant changes following acquisitions or management buyouts. This, Cheryl says, has given her an excellent grounding for her new role at JMG Group.