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Axa appoints new Bluefin Personal Consulting chief

Axa has appointed Graham Harvey as managing director of Bluefin Personal Consulting after selling its corporate consulting arm to Capita.

Harvey’s is one of a number of new appointments to the management team with Philip Anderson being appointed as finance and risk director.

Interim managing director Simon Hellier becomes deputy managing director.

Prior to Bluefin, Harvey was Friends Life managing director, UK individual products until December.

Capita plans to merge its pension business Capita Hartshead with Bluefin Corporate Consulting by the end of the year. Bluefin Corporate Consulting chief executive Nick Burns will be chief executive of the combined business.

Capita announced its acquisition of Bluefin Corporate Consulting earlier this month in a deal worth £50m. Axa has retained the Bluefin trading name.


Towry looks at closing two offices

Towry is considering closing its Norwich office and moving its East Anglia operations to Cambridge as well as closing its Londonderry office. The firm told employees this week that it is undertaking a consultation period on operations at its Norwich branch. There are 12 staff at the office, including four advisers and eight non-advisory staff. […]


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