13 Mar, 2008
Samantha Shaw - 13-Mar-2008
Annuity Direct has appointed Chartered
Insurance Institute deputy director general Bob Bullivant as its
new chief executive.
He will be charged with Annuity Direct's expansion into the
retirement income market and day-to-day running from the end of
April, with managing director Stuart Bayliss focusing on business
development and public policy.
Bullivant says: "I have very much enjoyed my role with the CII but
the opportunity to take one of the foremost retirement income
brokers to the next level was just too good to resist.
"I really feel that Annuity Direct is exceptionally well
positioned to take advantage of the increasing focus on asset
decumulation and the open market option."
Bayliss says: "It is really great Bob is joining us. For many years
we have known that Bob has a keen interest in the at and in
retirement market and is committed to ensuring that consumers
receive the highest quality advice and information, enabling them
to make decisions maximising benefits for their retirement
lifetime. His profile, expertise and experience will benefit us all
during a period of rapid change and expansion."
CII chief executive Sandy Scott says: "I am delighted for Bob that
he has been offered this role. Over the past four years, he has
combined his industry skills with his educational and qualification
knowledge to help establish the CII as one of the leading
professional bodies, not just in the UK but globally.
"He will be a great loss to the CII Group but it is reassuring to
know that his professionalism and dedication to raising the
standards of advice in this sector has been recognised. I and the
CII team wish him well in his new career."