GBST, provider of wealth administration software through its GBST Composer® platform, has appointed Mark Canning as Pre-Sales Consultant, to support new business growth as the company expands its activities in the UK and in the longer term across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Mark will help new clients take full advantage of GBST’s range of back office and digital products to deliver scalable, efficient and intuitive integrated solutions and support product innovation. He has nearly 30 years’ experience within financial services, with a strong proposition development and consultancy background across workplace, retail and at retirement solutions. His previous experience includes firms such as Aon, Fidelity, Aegon and Scottish Widows as well as specialist SIPP and SSAS operators. Immediately prior to joining GBST he provided consultancy services to Vanguard around its planned SIPP launch.
Mark takes over as Pre-Sales Consultant from Andrew Boniface, who has been promoted to Head of Product Management for GBST Retail Wealth across EMEA. Andrew will focus on product development and promoting the capabilities and benefits of the GBST suite of products.
The product management team is further strengthened by the addition of Chris Lovell as Product Specialist – Digital. Chris will take responsibility for developing GBST’s digital capabilities to provide clients with modern and engaging solutions to enhance their propositions. He joins from SEI where he was Digital Solutions Specialist and previously worked for London Capital Group and Transact in Business Analysis functions.
David Simpson “Mark and Chris’ appointments, alongside Andrew’s new role, illustrate our commitment to supporting our client’s end-to-end proposition. We are seeing huge interest from new and existing clients in using our modular product set to deliver cost effective, efficient and compliant solutions that offers the scalability and flexibility to adapt as businesses grow and needs evolve. Mark’s experience in the pensions and employee benefits sector will be invaluable in cementing our market leading position in the at retirement space by helping our clients make full use of Composer®’s easily configurable functionality and integrate it with other GBST products to deliver innovative pension freedom solutions.”