LiveMore reinforces team by filling key roles

It announces new heads of three departments

LiveMore reinforces team by filling key roles

Later life mortgage lender LiveMore has announced the promotion and appointment of three new heads in its finance, compliance, and marketing departments.

Eduard Akopian has joined as the company as head of finance, Carly Chandler has been promoted to head of compliance, and former LiveMore consultant Sarah Wade has been named the new head of marketing for intermediaries.

In his new role, Akopian will manage the company’s financial strategy, advise on expenditure, safeguard financial assets, and supervise daily operations. He brings eight years of experience in the financial services sector, primarily in lending.

“I’m eager to contribute to LiveMore’s continuing success and am looking forward to collaborating with the talented team here,” Akopian said.

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Chandler has been promoted to head of compliance after serving as the compliance manager for three years. She will oversee all compliance activities, aiming to bolster the company's governance structure and adherence to industry best practices. She is qualified with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approved senior management functions in compliance oversight and money laundering reporting.

“I’m really pleased to take on my new role and continue my journey at LiveMore,” Chandler said. “They have a great proposition, and serving an underserved market is something I’m very passionate about. I’m really looking forward to where the next few years will take us.”

Also promoted is Wade, bringing 20 years of experience in financial services marketing to her new role. She will now focus on enhancing relationships with intermediaries.

“Having already spent four months consulting with LiveMore, I know exactly where I can put my years of experience to good use,” Wade said. “We’ve got an expert team and a great business, and I’m looking forward to all the initiatives we have planned for 2024.”

Leon Diamond (pictured), chief executive of LiveMore, also commented on the appointments, highlighting the growth and resilience of the company amid challenging market conditions.

“As a fast-growing business, we rely on a strong, experienced workforce,” he said. “Ed is a solid attribute to the firm, Sarah has already proved her mettle, and Carly is a long-trusted member of LiveMore staff.

“After a fairly tough 2023 across the market, we started 2024 delivering 75% year-on-year growth in January applications, so it’s an exciting time to be a part of LiveMore.”

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