Gavin Earnshaw is joining the senior management team at HLPartnership as compliance director.
Earnshaw joins from Sesame, having previously held senior compliance function roles at Mortgage Force and LSL.
Chris Tanner, HLPartnership chief executive officer, said: “Gavin arrives with us at a time of continued Network growth and our Partner Advisers need the best backing that we can possibly provide.
“Gavin has a depth of knowledge obtained over an impressive career focused on compliance in the real world and delivery of exceptional service. We are glad to have this opportunity to appoint Gavin and continue to fulfil our promises to the Network. We still have a number of planned enhancements to our partnership offering and Gavin is key to ensuring that we continue to deliver on our promises.
Earnshaw added: “I know some of the partner advisers at HLPartnership and have observed how they are enjoying the support and services of a proactive network. Helping to provide that support, within a safe and well informed working environment, will be pivotal in my role and I genuinely relish this opportunity.
“There has been substantial investment in technology at HLPartnership and harnessing this to ensure the environment is one that both Adviser and client can safely engage. The remainder of 2016 will bring another raft of challenge to our industry and I look forward to meeting those challenges at HLPartnership.”
Tanner concluded: “Our priority remains to focus on providing quality solutions for partners that adapt to the changing face of financial services. We launched our new Customer Relationship Management solution which reacts to the demand of meeting customer needs and will continue to improve this with additional function and integration.
“Existing partners remain our core whilst new firms are welcomed, as they value our consistent approach to improvement. We have seen the partnership turnover increase tenfold from 2008. It is clear that our strategy is coupled with that of our partners, to deliver both safe year on year profit and a culture that adapts quickly to change.
“We learn from adviser firms, as we work together. This has led to a robust and successful network model.”