AIR Group hires two directors

Ryan Bembridge

January 10, 2019

Answers in Retirement Group has hired a commercial director in Gary Little (left) and an operations director in Mike Taylor (right).

Taylor was previously operations director at Holloway Friendly and director of underwriting at Unum.

Little will depart from Blacks Connect where is sales director, while he was previously commercial director at TMA mortgage club and head of operations and membership at the Chartered Insurance Institute/Society of Mortgage Professionals.

Stuart Wilson, chief executive of Answers In Retirement Group, said: “These two senior appointments are indications of our corporate ambition to drive forward the growth of the group, with special focus on member benefits.

“After a record-breaking 2018 for the AIR Group, we are positioned for strong strategic growth and are investing heavily in the right people who have been selected from a stellar list of applicants.

“Mike and Gary have been chosen because of their broad corporate management experience at senior level and their shared passion for consumer outcome in our sector.

“We look forward to welcoming them on board during the first quarter of this year and are confident they’ll be considerable assets to the business.”

AIR Group is comprises of: AIR Sourcing – the sourcing system for equity release and retirement lending products; AIR Prestige – the full service, para-packaging proposition for advisers seeking the right lending solutions for their older clients; the Equity Release Club – the platform for equity release and later life advisers; and the Later Life Academy (LLA) – the commercial and training organisation for later life advisers.

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