Sesame promotes George Higginson to CEO

Sesame Bankhall Group has announced that George Higginson, currently chief operating officer, has been promoted to chief executive subject to approval by the Financial Services Authority.

Mr Higginson will take on a wider remit with responsibility for driving forward group operations.

Ivan Martin will continue in his full time role as executive chairman of Sesame Bankhall Group, working closely with Mr Higginson to provide oversight of group activities, particularly in relation to the financial control and strategic development of the business.

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Mr Higginson will take on greater group responsibility for regulatory and operational activity. Michael Couzens, risk director, and Lisa Winnard, director of HR and development, will now report to Mr Higginson.

Ivan Martin, executive chairman at Sesame Bankhall Group, said that through “tough conditions”, the group has “remained strong and successful”.

He said: “This is enabling us to invest in exciting new services to help our members and customers to prosper in the future.

“In his first year with the group George has been integral to developing our future strategy and driving the business forward.

“I will continue to work closely with George and the team to ensure that we leverage our scale and consolidate our position as the UK’s leading provider of adviser support.”