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People on the move: Distribution

AWD Chase de Vere marketing director Martyn Laverick has left the IFA firm as part of a management shake-up. The reshuffle will also see operations director Robert Organ leave the company. There has been five additions to the executive board, including Andy Papadopolous, Phil Andrews, Peter Russell, Param Basi and Daniel Baade.

Macquarie Wrap has made three appointments to its adviser support team. Phil Weston joins as a business development manager, focusing on the Midlands and the South-west. He moves from James Hay, where he was a relationship manager for its wrap service. Peter Wyatt has been appointed business development manager and joins from Santander Private Banking, where he was responsible for delivering business for James Hay wrap and Sipps and Santander structured products. Wyatt will focus on London and the South-east. Lucy Kingston has been recruited as training and relationship manager and joins from Standard Life.

Legal &General has recruited former Standard Life Savings chief executive Geoff Towers. During his time at Standard, Towers was responsible for the firm’s platform and went on to bec-ome a marketing director for Standard’s affluent client base. At L&G, he will have responsibility for marketing, platforms and business retention.

Standard Life head of trading Mark Polson has left the company after three years. He joined as head of communications and PR for Standard Life Savings and helped to develop Standard Life’s wrap proposition.

Zurich wealth solutions sales manager Eddie Grant has been appointed president of the Personal Finance Society. Grant takes over the oneyear presidency from Smith &Williamson national head of financial services Mike Fosberry.

Positive Solutions has appointed James McCourt as compliance and risk director. Prior to joining PosSol, McCourt’s roles included head of regulatory compliance at Royal Bank of Scotland and risk director at Kwik-Fit Financial Services. He will lead and develop PosSol’s compliance, training and competence and risk teams.

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