Bravura Solutions (Bravura) - a leading global supplier of wealth management applications and professional services - today announced the appointment of Kevan Ward as Product Manager - Life and Pensions. Kevan will report to Tricia Riddell, Head of Product, EMEA.
Mr Tony Klim, CEO, EMEA said, "We are delighted to welcome Kevan to the company and to our team of product experts. With over 30 years of financial services experience and a detailed understanding of the life and pensions industry, including market trends and government initiatives, his knowledge and expertise will be a valuable contribution to the organisation. We are confident that Kevan's addition to the team will help us to capitalise on the many life and pensions opportunities that we are seeing in the EMEA region."
Kevan's most recent position was Director for Optima Marketing in the UK where he was part of the executive team that set up a new IFA consolidation business.
Prior to this, Kevan was Associate Director at Barclays Wealth in London where he developed and launched a SIPP proposition in conjunction with Standard Life for the bank's diverse customer base. He also managed the original outsourcing of Barclays Life's product range to Legal & General and following that was responsible for managing the retirement product set through Barclays' multi-tie partners which also included AEGON, AXA, Friends Provident, Norwich Union and Prudential.
Kevan has also worked in a number of other senior roles for financial organisations including Scottish Widows where he was responsible for the development and marketing of their Life, Pensions and Investment products. His previous roles include Lincoln National and AIG in the UK and Liberty Life in South Africa.
Kevan, who commenced his role at the beginning of September 2009, has an Actuarial background and studied Business Science at Cape Town University in South Africa and Strategic Marketing at the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.