We are pleased to announce that Laurie Edmans CBE has been appointed as non-executive director of True Potential LLP.

Laurie brings with him a wealth of experience to the True Potential group of companies. Among his current positions, he is chairman of Marine & General Mutual and of Trinity Mirror Pension Plan Trustees, and a non-executive director of the Money Advice Service. He is also a Trustee of NEST (the National Employment Savings Trust) where he will be standing down in late March at the expiry of his term of office. Previously, he was chairman of the Safe Home Income Plans Group and chairman of peer-to-peer banking organisation, Funding Circle Ltd.

In total, Laurie has been appointed to four public sector boards, including more than eight years on the board of the UK Pensions Regulator. He was appointed CBE for services to pensions reform in 2006.

Speaking on his appointment as non-executive chairman at True Potential, Laurie Edmans said: “I firmly believe that non-executives must go beyond a standard monitoring role and, instead, help executives deliver strong results. I’m delighted to join this growing group of companies that is using technology to help revolutionise the industry and change the way wealth management is delivered to clients.”

Managing Partner at True Potential, David Harrison, said of the new appointment: “Laurie has a proven track record as a non-executive chairman and in building positive relations with Government, consumer groups and financial services trade organisations. His experience fits with our intention to democratise finance using technology and scale to bring benefits to all our clients.”

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