Mike Morrison, head of pensions development at Axa Wealth, is to leave the firm to join AJ Bell as head of platform marketing.
Morrison has been at Axa for 22 years.
Commenting on his decision to stand down, head of pensions development, Paul Riddell, head of strategic communications said: "Mike Morrison has been instrumental in the development of the company's SIPP and drawdown propositions and latterly has focused his time working closely with IFAs on their at-retirement strategies, to ensure they are up-to-date on all pensions technical changes.
"Mike is highly respected in the industry, and an accomplished writer and presenter on all things pensions. He has made an invaluable contribution to AXA Wealth over the years, and we all wish him every success."
The business also announced Jo Vertigan has been appointed as its lead on digital strategy.
It said it expects to make a number of new appointments over coming months, as its e"volves its wealth management business and builds specialism, capability and its reputation in the platform, investment and digital space".
Axa Wealth was launched in 2010, following the sale of its legacy life and pensions business to Resolution.
Since then it has moved its focus onto wealth management only, with the development of its platform and investment business, built around a recognised partnership business model.
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