The position is new and will see Laverty join the partnership executive team, reporting to the board. He was a partner at FD’s employee benefits subsidiary Secondsight.

As part of his role, Laverty will continue to work closely with Secondsight, leading its development and sales and marketing. Laverty will also be tasked with growing Foster Denovo and delivering its business strategy.

Foster Denovo chief executive Roger Brosch says: “This is a really positive move for Darren and the Group. Darren brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience to the role. His passion, energy and relationship skills will be a powerful addition to the executive team. I am extremely excited about the value that Darren will bring to the business in this role.”