Old Mutual Group’s Hood appointed MD at The Telegraph

Hood-Carlton-OMW-2014The Telegraph has hired Carlton Hood from Old Mutual Group as managing director of its financial services business.

Hood, who is also a former chief executive of Confused.com, is tasked with boosting The Telegraph’s range of financial products and services.

Joining in September, Hood will report to COO Nick Hugh.

Helen Casey is also moving from Old Mutual Group to The Telegraph as proposition director, and will report to Carlton. She was previously group head of marketing at Old Mutual.

Hugh says: “Investing in financial services is part of our wider diversification strategy and, with the appointments of Carlton and Helen, we’re committed to delivering a world-class service. We’re thrilled to have them on board.”

Hood adds: “I’m very excited by the opportunity at The Telegraph.Working with and on behalf of its customers, Telegraph Financial Services can make a real difference in the marketplace. With the right industry partners, we can create truly innovative solutions that really meet the needs of The Telegraph’s audience.”