Legal & General Home Finance appoints distribution director
Legal & General has appointed Dave Stratton as distribution director within its Home Finance business.
Stratton will be responsible for developing sales and business strategies to support business growth and provide a market-leading service to customers.
He has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including 20 years with AXA Wealth.
Prior to joining Legal & General Home Finance, Stratton served as group sales director and a member of the executive committee at Curtis Banks Group.
Stratton plans to use his experience to encourage mortgage advisers and wealth advisers to recognise the role of lifetime mortgages in general retirement planning.
He is taking over from Harold Pritchard, who is retiring after 40 years with Legal & General.
Claire Singleton, chief executive of Legal & General Home Finance, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dave to the Legal & General Home Finance team.
“Dave’s vast experience and breadth of knowledge of financial services will be a huge asset to us in our ambition to grow the market.
“I am also sure that his strong leadership and ability to nurture talent will also be utilised in growing our fantastic team, ensuring we continue to provide the best service possible to our clients.
“In doing so, Dave will be building on the solid foundations built by Harold who has been with Home Finance since its early days.
“I know I speak for all the team when I say Harold will be missed.
“I, and Legal & General as a whole, are very grateful for all his hard work, and his good humour, and wish him all the best for his well-earned retirement. ”
Stratton added: “Harold has left some big shoes to fill!
“His contribution to the business has been fantastic and I look forward to building on his legacy and taking the role forward.
“I have worked in financial services for a long time and believe that my years of experience can help the business continue to grow and provide an industry leading service to our customers.
“Helping my teams to develop is also important to me, so I look forward to using my role to share perspectives, knowledge and ensure we are always striving to improve”.