Just Retirement has appointed three senior executives as it looks to ramp up its distribution capabilities and product range.
Former Living Time marketing director Steve Lowe becomes director of external affairs focusing on public relations, public policy, industry co-ordination and knowledge leadership.
Mark Hawthorne joins the life assurance group as commercial director from Alico, where he was assistant general manager. Hawthorne’s work will include new partner and intermediary propositions, product development, pricing and analysis.
Peter Borley becomes director of change management following spells at Skandia and Barclays Wealth. He will be responsible for coordinating the firm’s business strategy.
Just Retirement group marketing and distribution director David Cooper told Money Marketing the firm is committed to entering new product markets. He says: “I can assure you we will be in new markets next year. As an educated guess I’d say we’ll move from having two products to having five or six in the next 24 months.
“We are very keen on broadening our retirement income solutions. In two or three years time we will be the provider of a number of income solutions, although they are yet to be defined. We’re also committed to entering the care market in the future, and potentially any other retirement markets that we believe are under-served and potentially viable for us and our shareholders.”