Gaudi is expanding after several new business wins, including building a platform for adviser firm Foster Denovo and contracts from Host Capital and Seccl platform, a recent addition to the Octopus Group.
David Thompson is a former managing director of multi-manager Architas and was managing director of AXA Wealth’s platform Elevate, which grew assets from £300m to £11bn in five years. Elevate was eventually sold to Standard Life.
Mr Thompsons has over 30 years’ experience in pensions and was a director at Winterthur. He has his own consultancy called Shift Consulting Services and will help with new business advice.
Joining the board as a non-executive director is SIPP veteran and Financial Planning Today / SIPPs Professional columnist John Moret. Mr Moret is principal of MoretoSIPPs consultancy and one of the UK's most experienced SIPP experts, commentators and speakers. He has worked for Suffolk Life and several other SIPPs providers.
Mr Moret, often called ‘Mr SIPP’, said: “I’m very pleased to join the Gaudi Board. They have a proposition which is different from that offered by conventional SIPP providers with a strong emphasis on technology-driven solutions, which is where I believe the future of the SIPP market lies. I hope my experience and knowledge can provide some help with their exciting growth plans.”
The third appointment is Robert Graves, who has 20 years of experience in the SIPP sector and joins as head of technical and compliance. He’s previously worked at SIPP provider PPM and Rowanmoor.
Gaudi chairman Clifton Melvin said: “While there is so much news and activity surrounding SIPP and pension providers, we are in an enviable position that we can attract the best personnel and new clients due to our unique proposition.”