Home Personal Finance Aviva appoints Michele Golunska as MD of Wealth and Recommendation*

Aviva appoints Michele Golunska as MD of Wealth and Recommendation*

Aviva appoints Michele Golunska as MD of Wealth and Recommendation*

Aviva announceD the appointment of Michele Golunska as Managing Director of Wealth and Recommendation*. Michele could have duty for Aviva’s middleman platform enterprise, the office enterprise, heritage buyer options and Aviva’s recommendation operations comprising of Succession Wealth1, Aviva Monetary Advisers and Sesame Bankhall Group.

The appointment not solely alerts Aviva’s dedication to the strategically essential Wealth market, the place we now have robust market positions, but additionally recognises the rising significance of recommendation.

Doug Brown, CEO of UK & Eire Life at Aviva, mentioned: “I’m delighted to announce Michele Golunska as our MD of Wealth and Recommendation*. Michele has appreciable expertise within the Wealth market, most not too long ago in her present position as CEO of Sesame Bankhall Group.

“Aviva is a serious participant within the IFA and office markets, and we’re additionally considerably increasing our recommendation functionality to make sure that we will supply much-needed monetary recommendation to extra prospects. Michele has a key position to play in delivering our formidable plans for these areas and I’m delighted to welcome her to my group.”

Michele Golunska mentioned: “This can be a nice alternative to construct on Aviva’s strengths within the Wealth and Recommendation markets. I’m dedicated to strengthening the relationships we now have with the recommendation group together with James Stevenson and his group at Succession Wealth. I’m a passionate believer within the significance of offering prime quality recommendation to prospects to assist enhance their monetary wellbeing.”

Following Michele’s appointment, Ross Liston Sesame Bankhall Group Managing Director, Distribution, will take over as interim CEO of Sesame Bankhall Group*.

Rob Barker, presently MD Wealth, is leaving Aviva to pursue different alternatives. Doug Brown mentioned: “We thank Rob for his appreciable contribution over the past eight years throughout which period he has led Aviva’s Wealth enterprise, the Well being and Safety companies, in addition to heading up UK Strategic Partnerships, Distribution and Propositions.”  

Aviva can also be appointing a Managing Director of Direct Wealth, to construct on its present direct operations which comprise its direct-to-customer platform enterprise and Wealthify. This can reinforce Aviva’s capacity to supply options to prospects whether or not they want to take monetary recommendation or deal straight. Sarah Layden, Interim Direct Wealth Director, will lead the group on an interim foundation.

* Topic to regulatory approval

1 The transaction is topic to FCA approval and is anticipated to finish within the second half of 2022



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