Cofunds has appointed Ron Gillies as head of strategic distribution relations.
He will report to managing director Andy Creak and will take responsibility for distribution through Cofunds’ key relationships with other financial institutions to help drive the accumulation of assets in partnership with sales and marketing teams. His role will focus primarily on Legal & General and its IFA sales team. Gillies joins from FundsNetwork where he was sales director for the last eight years.
Creak says: “We are delighted Ron will be joining us. He has extensive experience at a senior level – both of platforms and of life and pensions companies. We aim to do much more with our partners than just sign contracts. We need to ensure we work with them to maximise new distribution opportunities and to ensure we are responsive to the needs of the intermediaries.”
Gillies says: “I am aware of the impact that Cofunds has had on the UK intermediary market. I am excited to help them broaden their customer base by working to maximum effect with a range of partners, particularly Legal & General.”