Novia London sales manager Chessell quits

Novia regional sales manager for London and the South-east Dave Chessell has left the platform.

Chessell joined Novia in February 2011 from Skandia, where he was UK sales director. A Novia spokeswoman says he has left to look for a more senior sales role in the industry.

Skandia made Chessell redundant in October 2009 as part of a review of the service the firm gives to advisers. He had been with Skandia for 15 years. Chessell was the first former Skandia employee to join Novia, although the platform now employs around 15 former Selestia staff.

Novia says Chessell will not be replaced and sales director Paul Boston will take over his duties.

A spokeswoman says: “We thank Dave for his contribution and we wish him well for the future.

“He is looking to pursue a senior sales role within the industry. Paul Boston will take over the London and South-east region.”

Finance and Technology Research Centre director Ian McKenna says: “There seems to be a game of musical chairs going on between senior platform sales staff at the moment. It is a growing market which is creating opportunities for good people.”