The founder of IFA support solutions provider Pivotal has joined adviser network Sesame as a non-executive director.
John Cowan set up Pivotal after joining National Australia Bank from Prudential in 2001, and Sesame says Cowan's dedication to "new model adviser business structures" could prove invaluable as the industry faces unprecedented change.
Cowan joined Scottish Amicable in 1969 and was later made group sales director at Prudential after the group acquired the company in 1997.
"John's extensive knowledge and experience will be invaluable to us as we plan for the future and the strategic challenges emerging from the new environment being created by the FSA's Retail Distribution Review," Sesame executive chairman Ivan Martin says.
Cowan adds: "At a time when the profession is once again on the cusp of profound change I am looking forward to working with Sesame and our adviser customers as we face these challenges together."IFAonline
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