Today's City Moves cover financial planning, fintech and telecoms. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Punter Southall Aspire
Punter Southall Aspire, a leading investment, savings and workplace pensions company, has appointed Peter Selby as its new managing director of retail advice to manage its fast-growing financial planning business. Peter joins from Scottish Widows, where he was strategic relationship manager and enjoyed a successful 25-year career. As managing director of retail advice, Peter will lead and develop the financial planning business and shape the design and implementation of the Punter Southall Aspire retail service proposition. Peter brings over 30 years’ experience of working in intermediated life, pension and investment sales. Over the years, he built an extensive network of personal, profitable and enduring relationships with leading employee benefits consultants and independent financial advisers across the UK – relationships he will leverage in his new role.
Nomanini has announced the appointment of Reg Swart to its board of directors. Reg will be based in London and tasked with expanding the fintech company’s commercial strategy to target major financial institutions expanding into Africa and other emerging markets. During his tenure at Visa as VP emerging markets digital, Reg led mobile and digital go-to-market strategy across emerging markets globally. Previously, in his role as head of global business development at Fundamo, Reg defined new commercial models and led Fundamo’s international expansion. Reg is also managing partner at fintech growth accelerator CTC Africa, and is a board member of Sochitel UK. Nomanini is a UK-based fintech company that provides banking, merchant and payment technology, primarily in emerging markets, to boost financial inclusion via digital platforms.
Ofcom has appointed Mansoor Hanif as its new chief technology officer. The chief technology officer helps to ensure that Ofcom’s work for people and businesses is informed by current developments in networks and other technology. Mansoor was most recently director of the Converged Networks Research Lab at BT, leading research into both landline and mobile networks. Before joining BT in 2016, he held a number of positions at the mobile operator EE. These roles included overarching responsibility for integrating the Orange and T-Mobile networks, which together formed the EE network; and leading the technical launch of the UK’s first 4G network. Mansoor’s previous roles include positions at other European mobile phone networks, including Vodafone Italy and various operators in the Orange Group.