Dunstan Thomas appoints new Product Strategy Director Andrew Martin as tech provider beefs up platform offerings.

19 December 2016

The retirement solutions specialist Dunstan Thomas is continuing to expand its senior management team - this time with the appointment of the highly-experienced platform solutions specialist Andrew Martin.

Andrew is now appointed Dunstan Thomas’ new Product Strategy Director, effective immediately. Previously he held long-term IT consultancy roles for the likes of Aegon and Novia, and senior product development, sales and marketing roles at Prudential Assurance and London Victoria in a career spanning 25 years. Andrew will be responsible for fully-aligning Dunstan Thomas’ front and back office solutions and new toolsets, with the wrap and D2C platform markets.

Chris Read, Group Chief Executive of Dunstan Thomas Holdings, explained: “Continued expansion of the D2C and robo-advice markets, together with consolidation in the wrap platform market, is giving Dunstan Thomas a raft of new opportunities to help platform providers realise back office efficiencies, while helping them to innovate at the front – improving user experience and customer engagement.

“New tools that we are now developing will help consumers to self-educate - supporting better consumer financial decision-making. Our tools must also help providers to gain better engagement with existing and new customers. Andrew will be helping to drive through much of this innovation - working closely with other senior managers here.”

Andrew Martin commented on his new role at Dunstan Thomas: “I had always thought that the move back to a corporate role from consulting would be difficult. In the end, the opportunity to work within both Dunstan Thomas and Digital Keystone made it easy. I’ve worked very closely with both organisations over the last few years and have always been impressed with their ability to work with end clients to rapidly deliver complex system solutions. This industry needs high performance, agile IT companies that can innovate and improve the user experience of advisers and investors alike and I’m delighted to be joining one.”
Andrew’s appointment rounds out a year of strong growth and innovation for Dunstan Thomas in which it has completed largescale Imago deployments in Close Brothers, Multrees, Suffolk Life, Aegon and Wealth at Work, amongst others.