James Hay appoints commercial director


Platform James Hay has appointed Mark Fleet as commercial director.

Fleet, who takes on the role from the end of July, joins from Skipton Building Society where he held roles including chairman of its advice division and distribution director.

Prior to that, he was managing director at AWD Moneyextra and chief operating officer at Chase de Vere.

James Hay Partnership chief executive Alastair Conway says: “I know that Mark’s wealth of experience both sides of the advice fence will be brought to bear on building on the foundations of a very successful 2014 for the business. He is a great addition to my executive team.”

Fleet says: “The changes in the market place mean that James Hay, with its approach to retirement wealth planning and extensive choice of both investment and drawdown options, is ideally placed to become the leading platform for retirement wealth planning.”