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, 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.”