The Lighthouse Group has appointed Roger Sanders OBE as managing director of its employee benefits division.
Sanders has over 40 years' experience in the financial services industry, and is current chairman of the financial services committee of the Insurance Institute of London, as well as a council member of the Institute.
He is also a non-executive board member at the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), acting as a "public interest" director to ensure FOS is properly resourced and remains independent.
He will continue with his existing external roles following after joining Lighthouse with where his role will take effect from 5 July.
Malcolm Streatfield, Lighthouse joint chief executive, says: "We are pleased Roger has joined us at this time to spearhead our employee benefits proposition to corporate clients and Lighthouse advisers alike.
"His considerable experience of regulatory and industry issues will further underpin our ongoing business expansion plans and strengthen the attractiveness of our proposition to those IFA and intermediary firms and individual advisers sharing our vision."
Sanders says the opportunity at the national IFA was "just too good to miss".
"With over 25% of UK workers not in a pension scheme, the opportunities thrown up by Government plans for auto-enrolment need to be addressed by intermediary firms.
"Those achieving the required economies of scale and developing a focused specialist approach will be the winners in this race."
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