SimplyBiz has hired Tenet head of business development Tom Hegarty as managing director of its New Model Business Academy.
Hegarty joins the training and development division after four years at Tenet. He previously held roles at MetLife and Friends Provident.
The not-for-profit NMBA has over 16,000 members and provides support to advisers developing skills in new business areas, as well as helping advisers work towards professional qualifications.
Hegarty says: “I intend to build on the solid foundations of the NMBA and improve and enhance the range of services it offers to advisers.”
He will be joined at SimplyBiz by Cath Faulds, who comes to the business from the Institute of Financial Planning and will serve as the firm’s head of strategic relationships.