Sesame appoints head of protection

Jake Carter

March 10, 2021

Sesame Bankhall Group has appointed Emma Thomson (pictured) to the newly created role of head of protection and general insurance propositions.

Thomson has over 20 years’ industry experience and expertise in a range of protection specialist roles, most recently as product strategist at British Friendly.

Prior to that Thomson was life office relationship director at LifeSearch, where she worked for 18 years.

Thomson is also founder and chair of the Women in Protection Network, and former chair of the Protection Distributors Group.

Thomson will take up the role on 6 April 2021 and will be part of Sesame Bankhall Group’s newly formed propositions team.

Michele Golunska, chief executive officer, Sesame Bankhall Group, said: “We have ambitious plans to broaden the services and value we offer to advisers across Sesame, Bankhall and the PMS Mortgage Club.

“A core part of this is the significant investment we’re making in the creation of a new propositions team.

“We’ve been searching for talented professionals who understand adviser needs, and emerging consumer and proposition trends.

“I’m delighted that Emma will be part of this exciting new phase of Sesame Bankhall Group’s evolution and growth in services.

“Emma has brilliant industry relationships and an in-depth knowledge of the protection market, which will be welcomed by mortgage, protection, and wealth advisers, along with our product provider partners.”

Thomson added: “I am delighted to be joining Sesame Bankhall Group. It’s a fantastic opportunity to work with a strong leadership team, who are committed to further increasing the focus on protection as part of their drive to continually improve customer outcomes.

“I’m very much looking forward to sharing my passion for protection with Sesame, Bankhall, and PMS advisers.

“I’ve also been impressed by the group’s relationship management ethos, which I believe is something I can contribute to, given my experience working directly with advisers, customers, and insurers to drive positive change for all.”

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