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Old Mutual Wealth strengthens its technology and change team - Leon Deist appointed as Chief Information Officer


Old Mutual Wealth announces the appointment of Leon Deist as Chief Information Officer, effective 1 December 2016.

Leon will assume responsibility for overseeing Old Mutual Wealth’s technology and change functions and will report to Steve Braudo, Chief Operating Officer.

Leon brings a wealth of industry experience to Old Mutual Wealth.  He will join the business from Liberty Group, South Africa, where he was responsible for that group’s technology transformation, digital strategy and shared service operations.  Prior to that, he was Director of Enablement at Virgin Money (SA) responsible for the technology build and outsourced operations, and a founding member of Arivia, a technology outsource service provider that managed some of the biggest outsource contracts in the country. 

Steve Braudo


Steve Braudo, COO, comments:

“As we prepare for managed separation from Old Mutual plc we are building the skills and capabilities we need for the future. This is an exciting time for our organisation and we need to ensure that our technology capability is organised and strengthened to be ready for our independent future.  Leon’s wealth of experience will enhance the strong team that we already have here.”

Leon Deist adds:

“I am delighted to be joining Old Mutual Wealth.  I am encouraged by the investment that the business is making in its technology transformation strategy.  I am very much looking forward to working with my new team.”



For more information contact

Tim Skelton-SmithOld Mutual Wealth02380 916 99807824 145
Michael GlenisterOld Mutual Wealth020 7778 963807469

Notes to editors:

About Quilter plc:

Quilter plc is a leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, helping to create prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow.

Quilter plc oversees £118.1 billion in customer investments (as at 30 September 2018).

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning: financial advice; investment platforms; multi-asset investment solutions and discretionary fund management.

The business is comprised of two segments: Wealth Platforms and Advice and Wealth Management.

Wealth Platforms includes the Old Mutual Wealth UK Platform; Old Mutual International, including AAM Advisory in Singapore; and the Old Mutual Wealth Heritage life assurance business.

Advice and Wealth Management encompasses the financial planning network, Intrinsic; Quilter Private Client Advisers; discretionary fund management business, Quilter Cheviot; and Quilter Investors, the Multi-asset investment solutions business.

The Quilter plc businesses are being re-branded to Quilter over a period of approximately two years:

• The Multi-asset business is now Quilter Investors

• Intrinsic to Quilter Financial Planning

• The private client advisers business is now Quilter Private Client Advisers

• The UK Platform to Quilter Wealth Solutions

• The International business to Quilter International

• The Heritage life assurance business to Quilter Life Assurance

• Quilter Cheviot will retain its name

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