Pensions specialists NPI has appointed Steve Edwards as sales director following the retirement of John Cook after 26 years with the company.
Edwards joined the company in May last year, having previously worked as corporate business director for Prudential Life and Pensions.
Cook will continue to work within the sales field until the end o the year and may extend this into the spring of 2000 to ensure an effective handover of IFA contacts.
NPI chief executive Alastair Lyons says: "I would like to take this opportunity of expressing my deep appreciation for everything that John Cook has done during his long successful career with NPI. I will miss both his wise counsel and his huge energy."