Key Retirement Group appoints CFO

6th January, 2017 - 10:43am

Key Retirement Group has appointed Rob Scott as CFO to further strengthen the executive team at the over 55s financial planning specialist as it builds for continuing expansion.

Rob brings extensive experience and expertise to Key Retirement Group, following a number of senior financial roles in fast growing financial services businesses, and his direct involvement in the group’s core customer segment whilst at Saga.

Previously Group Financial Controller at AA plc, he will report to Deputy CEO Simon Thompson who was promoted from CFO last year.

The appointment follows strong growth across Key Retirement Group’s businesses which focus on market-leading positions in equity release advice and lending as well as retirement income and estate planning. Its companies include the UK’s leading equity release adviser, Key Retirement, as well as lender more2life, and referral service Key Partnerships.

The equity release market is seeing record-breaking growth – Key Retirement’s data shows more than £1.6 billion of property wealth has been released in the nine months to October 2016, compared with £1.7 billion in the whole of 2015.

Simon Thompson, Deputy CEO, Key Retirement Group, said: “Our strategy of building Key into the trusted brand for the over-55s in the retirement segment of financial services is performing well, as demand for independent advice and financial planning support from people in or approaching retirement expands.

“Rob’s experience and expertise will be a major asset for our business and I look forward to working with him as we continue to build for the future.”

Rob Scott, CFO, Key Retirement Group, said: “Having been heavily focussed in the past on the retirement sector, Key Retirement Group has always been a stand out business I have admired. The business has ambitious and achievable plans for growth and I look forward to working with the team to help deliver them.”

Rob joined Saga Group as Group Chief Accountant in September 2004 and was promoted to Group Chief Accountant of Acromas Holdings in 2007 ahead of the merger of Saga and the AA. He was promoted again to Finance Director at Titan Travel and then became Group Financial Controller at AA plc in 2012. He started his career with Silver Altman in 1995 before joining EY as an insurance audit manager in 1998.