Appointments update 30 April 2019

XPS Pensions Group has appointed Snehal Shah as its chief financial officer (CFO) and executive director of its board, effective 27 June 2019.

Shah brings over 20 years of experience in finance, investor relations, M&A execution and post deal integration to his new role. Early in his career, he spent 10 years with PwC, before joining Ladbrokes where he held a number of roles, including finance director. Since leaving Ladbrokes, Shah has held senior interim finance roles at Parkdean Resorts Ltd and Countrywide plc.

Just Group has announced that its group CEO and board member, Rodney Cook, is to step down from his roles.

He steps down with immediate effect, although has agreed to continue in Just Group’s employment until 30 June. The company will now look for a new CEO, with group deputy CEO and interim group CFO, David Richardson, assuming the role of interim group CEO until a successor has been appointed.

Punter Southall Aspire has named Kathy Paine as its retail administration manager.

Paine joins from Huntswood, where she was a team leader. Prior to this, she was head of support services at Ascot Lloyd Finanical Services. She also has experience in business processes following a merger or acquisition. Paine’s focus will be on supporting managing director of retail advice, Peter Selby, and helping him integrate and embed the new firms.

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