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Standard Life marketing director Andrew Gillespie leaves

Standard Life marketing director Andrew Gillespie left the insurer last week and will be replaced by Bruce Kelsall.

This week’s Money Marketing reveals that Standard Life has also appointed Ronnie Taylor as director of intermediary partner propositions, taking over responsibility for its platform from Geoff Towers.

Towers is now focusing on his role as marketing director for Standard Life’s established affluent client base.

Taylor will also oversee the development of Standard Life’s digital infrastructures for the IFA marketplace.

A Standard Life spokeswoman says Gillespie has left the firm for family reasons.

She says: “Taylor is coming in because of the importance of platforms and wraps. Towers has been instrumental in leading the development and success of our platform business and while he will still be involved with our platform business, due to the importance of his position as marketing director established affluent, it has been decided he should now concentrate on this role rather than dividing his time and expertise.”

Earlier this week Standard Life appointed Christian Torkington as group information and operations director and Sandy Begbie as group transformation director from Aegon. Last Week,Nucleus poached former Standard Life Savings chief operating officer Aileen Mathieson as its new chief financial officer.

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