Ex-James Hay boss Sargisson appointed Sandringham chief exec


National advice firm Sandringham Financial Partners has appointed former James Hay managing director Tim Sargisson as its new chief executive.

Sargisson, who takes up the role from August, was previously chief executive at IFG Financial Services, the parent company of platform pension provider James Hay.

Last month Sandringham appointed former Tenet chair Barry Kayes as chairman.

Kayes says: “Following our successful growth over the last three years, now is the ideal time to reinforce our overall management structure as we position the business for significant further growth.

“In particular Tim’s appointment will enable Steve Braidford, as managing director, to concentrate on the key activity of partner recruitment and development.”

Sargisson says: “There are exciting opportunities ahead for our Partners, including the new pension freedoms and auto-enrolment, along with the continuing investment, pension and financial planning needs of today’s clients who are increasingly recognising the value of sound financial advice.”

Sandringham was founded by SimplyBiz chairman Ken Davy in 2012.