Gower Wisdom has been with Skandia, part of Old Mutual Wealth, since 2011, and moves from head of protection for product and pricing, where he was heavily involved in the development of Skandia’s protection proposition, and managed the launch of its critical illness product last April.
In the role, Wisdom will report to Carlton Hood, customer solutions director at Old Mutual Wealth.
He replaces Darren Sharkey in the position, who left earlier this year to become a director of finance at Old Mutual Wealth.
Wisdom said: “The acquisition of Intrinsic and the launch of our new WealthSelect managed portfolio service, combined with our existing products, give us a great springboard for growth.
“I look forward to developing products that support this growth and our strategy of becoming the UK’s best retail investment business.”
In April, Skandia split head of proposition marketing Phil Oxenham’s role by appointing “long term employee”, Tom Hawkins, to the position of UK propositions manager.
The company said it created the new role to enable a more specific focus on UK and international customer propositions, with Oxenham now focussing solely on international business.