National advice firm Foster Denovo has appointed Nick Goddard in the new role of head of strategic partnerships.
The position has been created to develop both existing and new key corporate partnership relationships, encompassing new business development.
Mr Goddard has more than 30 years of experience in banking and financial services, having previously been the head of advice and protection development for the private banking and advice division of Royal Bank of Scotland and Natwest.
Most recently, he was a project lead for the new challenger bank Williams and Glyn, supporting the development of future propositions.
Helen Lovett, chief operating officer at Foster Denovo, said that the new hire further strengthens the leadership team and gives greater breadth in terms of business development.
“Following on from the pension reforms, providers and other large organisations are thinking about how they look after their customers that need advice. Many of them will opt for partnerships with established and quality brands, as we are already witnessing.
Mr Goddard added that it is an exciting time to be joining the business. “The RDR and the more recent pension reforms are creating opportunities for Foster Denovo to form partnerships with organisations who have customers or employees that are seeking advice.”