Bradshaw will help to oversee the development of Sanlam’s portfolio of financial services businesses in the UK which cover distribution, packaging, administration and asset management services.
As part of the move, he will also become a non-executive chairman of Rhyl-based IFA Buckles. Sanlam took a 60 per cent holding in the firm in April. It also holds a 42.5 per cent stake in Nucleus.
Bradshaw is also a nonexecutive director at Sanlam-owned investment firm Merchant Investors.
Bradshaw’s 35-year career in financial services includes stints at Abbey, Scottish Amicable and Skandia Life.
Sanlam UK chief executive Lukas van der Walt says: “Our aim is to empower each of our independent businesses by creating a framework through which they are able to thrive through sharing knowledge and experience, together with access to capital for growth.
“Bradshaw’s significant financial services experience will help speed the development of these plans.”