Andy was previously distribution director at Intrinsic, responsible for Intrinsic’s proposition and leading the distribution team to provide first-class products, services and support for advisers across the network. He was recently appointed managing director of Intrinsic and has worked closely with Richard Freeman on business strategy since 2012.
Richard Freeman will continue to oversee the strategic development of Intrinsic as part of a broader role in which he will draw together all distribution activities across Old Mutual Wealth’s vertically integrated distribution businesses.
Richard’s appointment as chief distribution officer will allow for a seamless transition of responsibilities to Andy. In particular, Richard will continue to work closely with the business in 2016 as it looks to complete the acquisition of the Financial Adviser School from Sesame Bankhall Group.
Andy Thompson said:
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with my colleagues in Old Mutual Wealth to lead a business that is so well positioned within the market as the largest distributor of advice in the UK, across restricted, independent and mortgage and protection. Richard has led Intrinsic from being a start-up to a financially secure business, with a long-term vision for the future based entirely around the delivery of high quality, face-to-face advice.
“We have ambitious plans for our business and there is much to deliver in 2016. I look forward to taking the helm and continuing to work closely with Richard in his new role as chief distribution officer.”
Richard Freeman said:
“Old Mutual Wealth is uniquely positioned in that it offers high quality customer-based product solutions, investment management and asset management across multiple advice channels. The opportunity to become chief distribution officer at this time is one I could not turn down.
“I look forward to helping realise the potential we have in our constituent parts, working together to deliver compelling products with exceptional service to financial advisers and which deliver good outcome based solutions for their clients.
“In Andy, Intrinsic has a highly experienced leader with an acute knowledge of what it takes to deliver for customers and a strategic understanding of how to run a successful advice proposition. I am certain Intrinsic will go from strength to strength under his guidance and I look forward to remaining part of that journey.”
As a result of the changes to the evolving management structure of the Wealth business and after careful consideration, Mary-Anne McIntyre is leaving the business to pursue other opportunities. She leaves the business with our best wishes and we wish her every success in the future.