Openwork has recruited Fidelity's Mary-Anne McIntyre to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, to drive its platform strategy in the run-up to the RDR.
At Fidelity, McIntyre was head of customer services & strategic alliances, responsible for operational and technology management of the group's key UK strategic business partners. She ran a team of 700 people based in the UK and India.
She played an important role in developing the service proposition of Fidelity FundsNetwork and previously worked with Paul Bradshaw to help establish wrap platform Nucleus.
McIntyre previously worked for companies including Start Up (UK), where she was finance director; Amvescap, where she was managing director of customer servicing and TPA Operations and Perpetual, where she was director of risk and human resources. She also spent 12 years at Coopers & Lybrand Associates, latterly as group director, financial services.
In her new role, McIntyre will report directly to Martin Davis, chief executive officer of Openwork.
Davis says: "Mary-Anne brings with her a wealth of experience in the platform and operations space and it is with great pleasure that I welcome her to Openwork.
"Openwork is currently undergoing radical change and it is vital that we have the best possible operational support and systems in place to enable us to deliver our key goal: to ensure our advisers are able to thrive in the post-RDR world. It was obvious from the outset of discussions that Mary-Anne is exactly the right person to help us achieve that objective.
"This is the first of several announcements we will be making in the coming months as we strengthen the management team at Openwork to help us to deal with the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in the run-up to the RDR."
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