IWP hires chief people officer to oversee culture as firm grows

Bought more than 30 IFAs

Jenna Brown
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Independent Wealth Planners (IWP) has named Helen Thornton as its chief people officer, a newly created role at the national IFA consolidator.

IWP, established in 2019, has bought more than 30 IFA firms across the country and now has 400 staff with £6bn assets under advice or management.  In her new role, Thornton has been tasked with ensuring IWP's "culture supports its continued growth ambitions". She is also set to take responsibility for the provision of people services across the group to help attract new people, retain existing talent and drive colleague engagement, the firm said. Thornton has more than 20 years' experience in senior HR roles across different sectors such as education, transport and financial services....

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