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Just Retirement appoints head of sales

Just Retirement has appointed John Pyburn as associate director for IFA sales.

Pyburn joins the life assurance group with immediate effect from State Street Global Advisers where he worked as director for business partnerships, driving the firm’s move into the asset gatherer market.

He also held senior sales roles at Canada Life, Scottish Mutual and Scottish Widows.

Just Retirement marketing and distribution director David Cooper says: “John brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role. His track record in life insurance sales is excellent while his more recent experience of building partnerships is exactly in tune with Just Retirement’s aims.”


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