Skandia’s Gary Stoker joins Axa Wealth

Axa Wealth has appointed former Skandia consultant Gary Stoker as regional development manager for the South West.

Mr Stoker joins the company from Skandia, where he was executive business consultant responsible for platform sales, investments and Retail Distribution Review consultancy.

At Axa Wealth he will take responsibility for Elevate and Architas sales in the South West and will report to David Stratton, the newly-appointed head of business development.

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David Thompson, managing director of marketing and distribution for AXA Wealth, said: “We have been evolving the skills and capability of our distribution team to ensure that we offer advisers the specialist support they are looking for.”

Last month Mike Morrison, former head of pensions development for Axa Wealth, announced he was leaving the company to join AJ Bell as head of platform marketing.