IOOF-owned Bridges Financial Services has announced Nathan Stanton as its permanent chief executive, responsible for leading more than 200 financial advisers.
Mr Stanton, who has served as head of the Western Pacific Financial Advisors dealer group for the last three years, replaces Nick Langton, who was appointed CEO of Bridges in August 2014.
In his new role, Mr Stanton will work closely with both planner practices and alliance partners to further drive the growth of the business, the company said.
Bridges Financial Services said Mr Stanton has over 18 years’ experience in financial services, which according to his LinkedIn profile included a stint as executive manager of Colonial First State’s Commonwealth Financial Planning.
IOOF general manager of wealth management Renato Mota said, "‘We are delighted to have Nathan in the role. His financial planning background coupled with his strong values and beliefs align well with the future of Bridges."
Mr Stanton said, “Bridges Financial Services is one of Australia’s leading financial planning businesses with a strong reputation of providing clients with quality financial advice.
“I am looking forward to working with the practices in building on this reputation and further developing our unique referral partner relationships. It’s a fantastic opportunity and one I’m very excited about.”