M&G Wealth has appointed Ross Liston (pictured) as chief executive of its advice arm.
He joins from Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG) alongside Campbell Stanners, who steps into the role of business development director.
Liston was most recently interim CEO at SBG, which he joined in 2018 following 26 years at Standard Life Aberdeen.
Stanners arrives at M&G having been advisory relationship director at SBG. He has also previously held roles at Standard Life Aberdeen, Ignis Asset Management and Prudential UK.
David Montgomery, managing director at M&G Wealth, said: “We have ambitious plans driven by our desire to give as many people access to advice services and investment solutions that suit their circumstances and requirements. This is our primary focus. Ross is widely respected for helping organisations innovate, thrive, and grow.
“We are increasing the number of our own advisers and over the last two years we have been fortunate to speak to many businesses and some of the industry’s leading talent who share our drive and vision and are attracted by the strength and capabilities we offer.”
Commenting on his appointment, Liston said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining M&G given its ambitions and commitment to the growing wealth market. The group’s vision for the business is dynamic and bold, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead and shape the Wealth Advice business, building on its current quality offering.
“I firmly believe that we are about to enter a golden age for advice. We can play an important role in this, through our market-leading offering, digital innovation, and strong customer relationships. I’m hugely looking forward to joining the leadership team at M&G and playing my part in leading the change over the coming years.”