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New director at Lighthouse

IFA group and pension scheme administrator Lighthouse has hired Richard Last as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Last holds a number of other directorships of both public and private companies, including non-executive chairman of Xpertise Group and Knowledge Technology Solutions, both Aim listed.

He is particularly experienced in managing and developing IT and service related businesses and has a considerable background in mergers and acquisitions. Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a FSA registered individual.

Chairman David Hickey says: “Richard brings considerable knowledge in a number of key business disciplines, particularly financial management and IT. The retail financial services area is consolidating and changing rapidly, and Richard’s wealth of knowledge will contribute significantly to Lighthouse’s strategic thinking and direction, and he is warmly welcomed to the board.”


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