The Later Life Academy has appointed former More 2 Life BDM Ray McCarthy as its national development manager.
McCarthy worked at More 2 Life between November 2010 and May 2014, before joining short-term lender Affirmative Finance in a similar business development role.
Previously he spent four years running his own firm Mortgage HQ and Equity Release HQ between 2006 and 2010.
In his new role, McCarthy will oversee the recruitment and development of LLA members, working alongside senior management to develop a consumer-facing support package for advisers.
He will also be supporting and designing training and development initiatives for members.
The LLA launched in January 2014 to provide later life advisers with access to training and sales support.
LLA managing partner Stuart Wilson says: “We are very pleased to welcome Ray to our expanding team here at the LLA and Equity Release Club. Ray comes to us with an industry pedigree and will be familiar to many within the later life space.
“Ray’s skills are ideally suited to the vision we all share for the expansion of both the LLA and Club brands and it is important we have on board someone who clearly understands the challenges advisers in the retirement market face today.”