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Key Retirement promotes Thompson to deputy chief executive


Equity release specialist Key Retirement Group has promoted Simon Thompson from chief financial officer to the newly-created position of deputy chief executive.

In his new role, Thompson will support chief executive Colin Taylor as the company looks to grow further in the retirement finance arena.

Taylor says: “Simon has made a huge contribution to the business during the last three years as a central part of our senior leadership team.

“Moving to deputy CEO will enable him to focus on driving the next stage of growth across our business and I look forward to working with him as Key continues to expand.”

Thompson has extensive strategic advisory, transaction and capital markets experience in the UK financial services sector and built expertise across a wide range of senior roles before taking up his role at Key Retirement Group in November 2013.



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