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Friends Life chairman Sir Malcolm Williamson (pictured) has been appointed chairman of Resolution, taking over from Mike Biggs as a part of the streamlining of the group’s corporate structure. Williamson will take over when the boards of Friends Life and Resolution merge, expected to take place at the end of March.

Invesco Perpetual chief executive James Robertson has decided to retire at the end of this year due to health reasons. Head of the institutional business Mark Armour is expected to replace Robertson, taking over responsibilities as head of the EMEA region.

Building Societies Association director-general Adrian Coles is stepping down from his post later this year after 20 years in office. Coles, who was made an OBE in 2011, says while he has continued to enjoy his time at the trade body now is the right time for him to develop his career.

Lighthouse Advisory Services has appointed group project director Danyel Jordon as managing director. Jordon will take over the role on 1 February, replacing Stephen Gazard who has left to join Sesame as distribution director.

Zurich has appointed David White as UK Life head of retail. White will join the provider from Fidelity Worldwide Investment, where he was head of FundsNetwork.

Former Pink homes loans sales and marketing director Neil Hoare has been appointed as head of lending at Personal Touch Financial Services. Hoare joins PTFS from Select & Protect, where he was sales and marketing director.

Andrew Rockey has been appointed as recruitment director at Positive Solutions. Rockey takes over the role from Ian Clisby who has been carry out the role on a temporary basis. Clisby has been appointed head of development and service at Positive Solutions.

Aegon UK strategy director Rob Waller will take over as executive chairman of distribution Patrick Gale who has left the firm. Gale has been appointed as non-executive chairman for research firm Defaqto.

MGM Advantage has appointed David Bradley (pictured) to the newly-created role of IT and change director. Bradley joins the firm from Newbold Consultants where he was a director.

David Bradley MGM Advantage


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