Broadstone Group, one of the UK’s leading employee benefits and pensions consulting businesses, has appointed Tony Gusmao as interim CEO. He joins the company with immediate effect as current CEO, Grant Stobart, stands down due to personal health reasons. During his highly successful tenure, Grant steered the company through a period of significant growth which has seen the company more than doubling in size.
Tony has 30 years’ experience leading employee benefits and risk management firms globally including in South Africa, the UK and, more recently, Brazil.
He spent 20 years with Alexander Forbes overseeing the institutional employee benefits business in South Africa comprising, amongst others, the consulting, actuarial, administration and master trust equivalent offerings to large and medium size local and multinational clients. He later moved to the UK and led the transformation of the Alexander Forbes Consultants & Actuaries business until its sale to JLT in late 2012.
In 2013 he joined Lockton to lead their business in Brazil. From a modest, mid-size broker it developed into one of the country’s top 10 broker and consultancy firms offering the full suite of employee benefit and risk management services to local and multinational clients.
Commenting on his appointment, Tony said that he was: “Honoured to have been chosen to work with the executive team and everyone across the whole company to deliver its ambitious growth plans building on the great work already completed by Grant and the team.”