Russell Warwick moves into new Key Retirement role

Russell Warwick has been appointed as Key Retirement Group's first distribution strategy director.

The Preston organisation provides financial solutions for the over 55s, and Russell takes on the newly created role having previously held the position of managing director at Primetime Retirement, a brand within KR Group.

He previously worked for Prudential for more than 25 years, in roles which included director of consumer and digital and distribution change director.

In his new role, Russell will be responsible for the development of KR Group’s distribution strategy going forward, which will include recognising opportunities for growth, leveraging additional channels and identifying wider challenges in the market.

Simon Thompson, CEO at KR Group, said: "This new role reflects the growing market and our commitment to being at the forefront of industry development as we continue to grow and invest in the business.

"Russell will use his experience to lead the group distribution strategy to ensure we are maximising growth opportunities and managing the challenges in this rapidly growing market."

Russell added: “It is an exciting time to be a part of KR Group. Having spent many years in financial services, predominately the pensions sector, I am looking forward to helping the business grow. Having a holistic view of the entire market and monitoring data and trends to affect the direction of the business is an interesting role which will have a large impact on the business."