Ms Lucas has a background in technology and has spent over 30 years in various leadership positions.
She is also a non-executive director of government-owned savings bank NS&I.
Between 2012 and 2015 she was group chief information officer for UK-based insurance broker Towergate Insurance. Prior to this she was group chief information officer for vehicle glass repair and replacement firm Belron International, from 2009 to 2012.
Ms Lucas said: “I am excited to be joining Curtis Banks at a pivotal moment in the group’s evolution, as it continues to grow and diversify its offering. The SIPP market is ripe for technological disruption by helping consumers manage their pensions more flexibly and with greater control. In my role as chair of Dunstan Thomas, I look forward to working with the executive team to maximise opportunities for growth as part of the wider group.”
Chris Macdonald, chairman of Curtis Banks, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jill to our board. Her background in technology and experience in leadership teams will be invaluable as we continue to develop our business, with technology becoming an increasingly vital component of our strategy moving forwards.”
In November last year SIPP provider Curtis Banks has received the go ahead from the FCA to complete its acquisition of rival Talbot and Muir. Curtis Banks said it plans to continue to grow its business organically and through acquisitions. It expects further consolidation of the SIPP sector which has been beset with regulatory problems and some firms being hit by legal action or financial collapse.