Greg Kingston, group communications director at Curtis Banks and regular pensions commentator, has passed away after a tragic accident at the weekend.
According to Curtis Banks, Mr Kingston has died aged 47 after being struck down in a car accident in France.
He had taken the opportunity to visit the Alps on his motorbike after the lockdown restrictions were lifted.
While returning to his hotel on foot he was struck down by a car and succumbed to his injuries.
Mr Kingston was well-known in the self-invested personal pension industry and was often on-hand to comment on pressing issues for FTAdviser.
He joined Suffolk Life, now known as Curtis Banks, in 2007 before becoming group communications director in 2017 responsible for marketing, product management and governance, and complaints management.
He was involved when Suffolk Life was acquired by Curtis Banks and led the rebranding and development of the new proposition.
The firm said his enthusiasm and passion for life were evident in everything he did from his rather colourful golfing trousers, the way he threw himself into the charity Bake Off challenges, to supporting his friends and colleagues through any situation.
Will Self, chief executive officer of Curtis Banks, said: “Greg was a true friend to many of us and a professional and charismatic colleague to us all.
“Greg made a huge contribution to the full integration of the Curtis Banks Group brand and proposition, making it the market leading organisation that it is today. Greg had many interests outside of work and he would often combine his love of travel with his passion for photography, Formula 1 and motorbikes.
“He was also a true family man and loved nothing more than walking with his wife Kat on the Norfolk beaches.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, to whom we express our deepest sympathy.”
Our thoughts are with Greg's friends and family at this time.
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