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IWP appoints non-executive director overseeing investment management and consumer insight

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Independent Wealth Planners UK (IWP UK) has appointed Gemma Godfrey as Non-Executive Director overseeing investment management and consumer insight.In the newly created role Godfrey will chair IWP’s group investment management division.

 
Godfrey brings a wealth of experience and expertise to IWP as one of the UK’s most influential FinTech entrepreneurs. Gemma was the Founder and CEO of online personal finance firm, Moola, and advisor to Arnold Schwarzenegger on The New Celebrity Apprentice. She went on to launch Times Money Mentor for News UK and is a consumer champion on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and Sky News. She is advising the Money & Pensions Service on its 10-year strategy to improve the UK’s financial wellbeing.
 
Named one of the “Most Powerful Women in London” by CityAM, Godfrey previously was the Head of Investment Strategy at the publicly-listed wealth manager Brooks Macdonald and chaired the investment committee at Credo Capital, after starting her career at Goldman Sachs and GAM. She is a board advisor to high growth businesses.
 
David Inglesfield, IWP CEO, says: “I am thrilled that Gemma is joining the team, she will represent the voice of the customer for IWP, helping to ensure we place client interests front and centre of everything we do.”
 
“IWP is a business which is built from the bottom up around the excellent commitment to client service of our local firms. Godfrey’s track record as a consumer champion will help us build on this strong heritage as we continue to grow the business.”
 
Gemma Godfrey, Non-Executive Director at IWP, says: “I’m excited to get stuck in at IWP as we build a service to help people afford the future they want for their families. I was drawn to IWP’s commitment to clients and approach to delivering a personal service. Post-pandemic, people’s priorities will continue to shift towards building the finances to support a more flexible working life. I look forward to ensuring the voice of the customer is heard and that they remain central to the business as it grows.”
 
IWP was created to grow, support and promote the UK’s brilliant local independent financial advisory (IFA) firms and build the UK’s best financial advice service. IWP provides market-leading operational and support services, including compliance, IT, investment research, marketing, recruitment and training, allowing IFAs to spend more time with their clients. IWP acquires local firms but leaves the day to day management in the hands of local teams, who may also retain a participation in the ownership of the business.
 

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