Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG) is making changes to its executive management team in a bid to “realise its future ambitions”.
Richard Howells, current managing director of the Sesame network, will become SBG’s chief operating officer.
Mr Howells will oversee the delivery of services to SBG's 11,000 advisers, and be responsible for the future development of the group’s IT, digital and data systems.
Additionally, Ross Liston, current managing director of Bankhall and PMS Mortgage Club, becomes SBG managing director for distribution.
The role will also include responsibility for the Sesame network, alongside the group’s marketing and events teams.
Mr Liston will also lead relationship management and client engagement activity across SBG’s three brands.
Group business development director Jim Kelly will leave SBG as a result of the reorganisation but intends to continue to be involved in the financial services sector, according to SBG.
Michele Golunska, chief executive officer at Sesame Bankhall Group, said: “Moving forward, businesses need to be agile in an environment that will be defined by changing consumer needs, behaviours, and engagement.
“Our purpose and goal is to help bring greater resilience and profitable growth to advisory firms, who themselves continue to focus on delivering good customer outcomes.”
Ms Golunska added: “To achieve this, we’ll broaden the suite of propositions we offer and further expand our consultancy support, to help firms run more successful businesses that are compliant, efficient, and digitally enabled. All of this is underpinned by strong partner relationships and client engagement.
“Today’s changes are an important step in helping Sesame Bankhall Group to realise its future ambitions, and I would like to congratulate Richard and Ross on their expanded roles. I would also like to thank Jim for the valuable contribution he’s made during his time with the business, and we wish him well for the future.”
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