AJ Bell has appointed Les Platts as non-executive chairman following Jim Martin’s decision to retire from the role at the end of the year.
Martin has been non-executive chairman at the Sipp firm for almost seven years.
Platts joined AJ Bell as a non-executive director in September 2008 after having retired as an audit partner and practice senior partner for the north-east with Deloitte.
He says: “Jim has made a major contribution to the development and success of AJ Bell.
“On behalf of Andy Bell, the business and its shareholders, I would like to thank Jim for his service on the board and wish him every success in the future.
“He leaves the business in great shape, with a strong team in place and a sound platform for excellent customer service and continued growth.”
Martin says: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the last seven years as non-executive chairman of AJ Bell.
“I am delighted to be handing over to Les who is an able and experienced individual and he will do very well in his new role as chairman.”