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Key Retirement hires ex-Chase De Vere Mortgages director

Key Retirement Group has appointed former Chase De Vere Mortgages operations and IT director Michael Schaefer as chief operating officer.

Schaefer has worked in the US, UK and Europe leading IT change programmes, and also acted as a consultant to insurance and lending software provider Risk Free and reinsurer RGA Underwriting.

KR Group chief executive Colin Taylor says: “The appointment of a chief operating officer is another significant move and underlines our ambition to deliver the best possible service to clients and business partners as we expand our operation.”

Chief operating officer Michael Schaefer added: “KR Group’s plans for growth make this an exciting time to join the business.

“With significant investment in upgrading systems and infrastructure, I look forward to working with the team to develop efficient solutions that improve our customers’ experience and enable ambitious growth plans from our investors.”

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