WorkLife by OpenMoney appoints new Managing Director

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WorkLife by OpenMoney, the employee benefits platform created for small businesses, has announced the appointment of Niamh McLaughlin as Managing Director.

Niamh has 15 years’ experience in the financial services sector, gained most recently at legal services firm ME Group, where she was managing director of its litigation funding business. Prior to this she held a number of senior roles at Bibby Financial Services, including head of operations.

As managing director, Niamh will lead on the future development and growth of the firm. The news comes as Robert Marshall moves into the newly created role of Head of Product and Proposition at WorkLife, after first joining OpenMoney as Head of Workplace in 2019. Both developments are demonstrative of a commitment to further expanding WorkLife’s offering in order to meet the ever-changing needs of small firms and the corporate advisers who serve them.

Commenting on the appointment, Anthony Morrow, founder of OpenMoney said: “This is a pivotal time for WorkLife as we keep driving forward our mission of making financial advice and employee benefits accessible and affordable to every UK business.

“Top of the range financial wellbeing services are at the absolute core of our proposition, and we believe the need for these have never been greater than in the current climate. Bringing someone of Niamh’s experience and calibre is therefore a fantastic result for us – her input will be invaluable as we further expand our offering and work towards becoming a recognised and deserving leader in the SME benefits market.”

Niamh McLaughlin commented: “The pandemic has put huge pressure on UK SMEs and their employees, making this a really a crucial time for the employee benefits market. WorkLife has been doing some fantastic work since coming onto the scene last year, and I see huge potential to keep driving this forward to build something truly special for smaller businesses, enabling them to return their workers’ hard work and loyalty with benefits and support that will make a genuine difference to their lives.”

The WorkLife platform, which can be accessed via a smartphone, tablet or computer, is simple for employers to set up online, linking up with payroll so employees can see and keep track of all their benefits, savings and salary in one place. Employers can even add their own existing benefits and rewards.

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