Sanlam UK has hired John Pyburn as head of UK distribution, as the firm expands its presence in the adviser market.
Pyburn joins from Just Retirement where he was director of intermediary sales for eight years. Prior to this, he worked at State Street Global Advisors and Canada Life.
He will start on 13 September and report to Kay Hylton, head of nationals and networks at Sanlam UK.
Sanlam UK recently integrated its businesses, which the firm hopes will give increased opportunities in the financial adviser market.
Pyburn will support the delivery of this proposition and develop the firm's UK distribution strategy and capabilities.
In particular, he will be focused on advisers within the firm's 'Sanlam Partners' partnership programme.
Jonathan Polin (pictured), chief executive of Sanlam UK, said: "John is a highly talented professional with a deep understanding of the adviser market and an exceptional track record in financial services. Our distribution capability will be a significant driver of commercial success over the coming years and John has a long career building effective, growth-driven sales functions.
"I look forward to working with John and bringing his significant skill-set to bear as we seek to grow our business and deliver a high quality service to advisers and their clients."
Pyburn said: "It is a very exciting time to join Sanlam UK as the business looks to develop its proposition and brand in the adviser market.
"I understand the unique and often complex challenges advisers face and look forward to working with them to develop a proposition which can help them achieve their business goals while delivering value to their client base."
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