Retirement Plus appoints Paton and Martinez

Retirement Plus has appointed Fred Paton and Michelle Martinez as head of sales and head of operations respectively.

Retirement Plus was launched with the backing of British Land and Delancey. It currently offers a product, property plan, and a flexible approach in the equity release market.

Duncan Young, chief executive of Retirement Plus, says: Fred and Michelle have a long term understanding and commitment to the financial services industry and we are delighted to have them on board. There has been a terrific interest in property plan and their appointments will reinforce this.

Fred Paton was previously National Relationship Manager at Mortgage Express, part of the Bradford & Bingley Group. Fred was also head of corporate development at Southern Pacific Mortgages, and was a consultant at BuildStore.

Prior to her appointment at Retirement Plus, Martinez was director of credit and head of risk at Rooftop Mortgages. She is well known throughout the financial services industry, having more than 25 years operational management experience.