Scottish Widows has made a series of senior appointments covering pensions, investment, online sales...
Scottish Widows has made a series of senior appointments covering pensions, investment, online sales, networks and regional sectors in a bid to enhance its existing IFA sales team.
Taking the post of regional director is Richard Anderson alongside directors Alan Swain and Mike Allan with overall sales responsibility for London, Bristol and Reading has worked for the life assurance group for nearly 20 years and is currently vice-chairman of the Society of Financial Advisers.
Ciaran Woods becomes Pensions and Investments director. Ciaran has over 16 years experience with Scottish Widows, latterly as head of IFA Pension Sales and previously as Belfast sales manager.
Taking up the post of IFA network director is Jack C King while John Pyburn has been appointed key account director for London having joined Scottish Widows having worked for Scottish Mutual, most recently as sales manager.
Tony Britton has been appointed key account Director for south London and has worked in the industry for 15 years experience in the industry, most recently as Sales Manager with Friends Provident.
Key account director for the Midlands and north London will be David Rome. He takes up the role having previously worked as an IFA Sales Manager in Birmingham. Derek Winkworth has been appointed key account director for the south region. He first joined Scottish Widows in 1967 and rejoined in 10 years ago having left in 1983 to run his own IFA business. Russell Mills becomes Key Account Director for Scotland & Northern Ireland. Mills switches from the role of IFA sales manager in Edinburgh.
Ross MacKinnon becomes key account director for online and sales. MacKinnon joined Scottish Widows in January last year as IFA sales development manager having previously worked for Eagle Star/Zurich Financial Services Group for 11 years.
Scottish Widows spokesman Robert Wyllie said: "These appointments are a great boost to Scottish Widows' IFA sales team and are further evidence of our continued commitment to the IFA channel. The restructured team will help improve our market positioning and demonstrate the desire to further expand our IFA business in what is a rapidly evolving market."
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