07 February 2013
Standard Life creates new Head of Platforms role

Standard Life has appointed David Tiller into the newly-created role of Head of Platform Propositions. David has been with the company for over 20 years and has a held a number of significant roles in various parts of the business including Standard Life Investments and Standard Life Wealth.

Richard Charnock, Managing Director, Adviser & Investments at Standard Life, said: "As we settle into the new post-RDR world, one of our key strategic priorities is the growth and success of our platform business. We have created this new role to ensure cohesion between all parts of the business and the adviser community to enable us to provide the best end-to-end platform for investment advice. Our role is to support advisers in the establishment, development and maintenance of a sustainable and profitable business - we believe our platforms can help support and realise their potential.

"The continuing success of our platform proposition is key to our future growth and someone with David's experience will enable it to continue apace. As a key player in the development of Standard Life Wealth, and our wider investment proposition, David is perfectly suited to the job ahead."

David Tiller said, "This is a great opportunity for me to lead Standard Life's platform business at such an exciting time for the industry. Standard Life has taken a leading position in addressing the large scale regulatory change driven by RDR. There is much more to come and we are determined that the advisers we support will grow and thrive as the market evolves.

"We cannot lose sight of the core purpose of our platform, which is to build successful adviser businesses by enabling them to deliver excellent client outcomes. This means enabling advisers to deliver suitable investment advice in an efficient, scalable and well-governed manner.

"From my work in Standard Life Wealth, I know what it feels like to be a platform user. My number one priority is to ensure I understand what it feels like to be an adviser using our platform and how we can develop our service to help their businesses prosper."


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Notes to Editors

  1. Photographs of David available on request
  2. David Tiller concise biography

    David Tiller has been with Standard Life for over 20 years. He has held a number of business and strategy development roles including Head of Research and Product Development for Standard Life Investments. David played a key role in the development of the Standard Life Wealth investment approach since its earliest inception.
  3. The Standard Life wrap launched in May 2006. As at 30 September 2012 it had over 1000 IFA firms on the platform, with assets under administration of 11.4bn.
  4. Established in 1825, Standard Life is a leading long term savings and investment company, with around six million customers worldwide. By understanding and offering innovative products to meet its customers? needs, Standard Life helps people with their financial planning, so they can feel more confident about the future.
  5. Standard Life is headquartered in Edinburgh and employs around 9,000 people across the UK, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Austria, India, USA, Hong Kong and mainland China. At the end of September 2012 the Group had total assets under administration of over 211bn.
  6. Standard Life plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has approximately 1.5 million individual shareholders in over 50 countries around the world.
  7. Standard Life plc is also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI World) in recognition of its performance as one of the world?s leading sustainability-driven listed companies.
  8. You can follow Standard Life press office (@sl_press) on www.twitter.com/sl_press

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