IOOF promoted from within to appoint its new head of technical services.
Martin Breckon has been named in the role, succeeding Kate Anderson who became head of business support for IOOF-owned dealer group Bridges Financial Services in December 2016.
Breckon joined IOOF in 2012 and has over 20 years' experience in technical advice services, having previously held similar roles with AXA, Aviva and MLC.
IOOF group general manager, wealth management Renato Mota said the promotion of Breckon is testament to the succession planning and mentoring processes fundamental to its advice business.
"Martin is highly capable, extremely knowledgeable and has an expert understanding of best practice provision of financial services advice and strategies. He is highly respected by licensees, advisers and his peers across the broader industry," Mota said.
"I am confident Martin will ably lead the TechConnect team and continue to keep IOOF and our Advice network at the forefront of industry developments."
Breckon's appointment is effective immediately.