Adviser platform Nucleus has appointed Martin Ettles to its executive team as chief risk officer.
Ettles (pictured) has joined Nucleus from Phoenix Group, where he was director of conduct and compliance, overseeing regulatory and conduct risk and developing its risk management frameworks.
He will report to Nucleus chief executive David Ferguson, and will also work with Tracy Dunley-Owen, chair of Nucleus’ audit and risk committees.
The appointment follows an internal review of executive responsibilities prompted by the introduction of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR) in December.
“We’re keen to ensure the team has the right balance as we set about delivering the next stage of our growth agenda,” said David Ferguson, chief executive of Nucleus.
“Following a market-wide search process, Martin was the standout candidate to join the team.
“He is culturally aligned with our company values, commercially minded and forward looking, and I believe he has all the skills needed to be successful here.
“I’m looking forward to working with Martin and to the opportunities this can bring for the company.”
Ettles has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having started his career at Standard Life in 1999.
“Nucleus is a business with a great reputation, a strong brand and a positive culture, and I’m excited to be a part of that,” Ettles said.
“Building on the currently established risk framework, I am keen to embed risk management and risk insight at the forefront of Nucleus’ business decisions in order to drive the company’s future success.”