Meet the senior team

It’s always good to know who’s looking after your hard-earned money, so here you can meet our senior management team.

Sarah Dunnage
Chief Executive Officer

Sarah left Business School in 1987 and started work for Provincial Life assurance (Prolific Life and Pensions). She has subsequently worked within IFGL companies for the last 30 years. She has held a number of senior roles in the group in both Finance and Investments before becoming CEO of Ardan International in 2018.

Cassim Rasool
Chief Operating Officer

Cassim has around 20 years experience in the financial sector. He has held a number of senior roles working for Lloyds Banking Group, which included 11 years International Banking Operations in the British Isles for Lloyds International and also spent time as a senior business development manager for Global and Cross Border business for the South African office. Cassim joined IFGL in 2016, where he held a senior role within Customer Services and managed specialist business reviews of insurance and investment business for the Group, before joining Ardan International as Chief Operations Officer in 2018.

James Parsons
Head of Sales

James entered the financial services industry in 1999. After moving to the UAE with Friends Provident in 2010, he then worked for RL360 as International Sales Manager before moving to Ardan International following the acquisition by IFGL in 2017.

Juliet Oates
Head of Propositions

Juliet has worked in the financial services industry for 33 years. Originally, from an Investment banking background, she has worked with Ardan since the beginning of the company. Originally, recruited to establish the customer services team, she is now Head of Proposition and reports to the CEO. Her role is to ensure the delivery of the projects outlined in the business plan.

Jonathan Gogan
Chief Technology Officer

Jonathan has worked in the financial services sector for over 30 years. He has held a number of senior technology roles working within companies such as Royal Life, Bank of Scotland, HBOS International, IBM Global Services and Lloyds Banking Group. He then worked for Seaboard Overseas Limited, managing multiple locations, before joining Ardan International as Chief Technology Officer in 2017, after the acquisition by IFGL in early 2017.

Teresa Blair
Head of Compliance

Teresa has worked in the financial services industry for 29 years. Originally, from a customer service background she moved to Risk and Compliance 15 years ago. She has worked with Ardan since the beginning of 2013. She is responsible for the compliance function, ensuring regulatory requirements are met and providing compliance advice, guidance and support to the business.