CIRENCESTER Friendly has appointed David Macgregor as its new commercial director, as part of Cirencester’s growing presence in the income protection market.

David has over 30 years’ financial services experience with particular expertise working within Friendly Societies specialising in income protection.

David was also a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Friendly Societies, now the AFM and has been working as a sales and marketing consultant to Cirencester Friendly since January 2015.

In his new role, David will be responsible for the preparation and successful delivery of Cirencester’s sales, marketing and customer care strategy, as well as handling product development and distribution.

Paul Hudson, chief executive at Cirencester Friendly commented: “David’s considerable experience and knowledge of Friendly Societies will be valuable as we look to further grow Cirencester Friendly’s offering." 

Over the last two years, David has been instrumental in shaping our recent products and he will be a welcome addition to the executive team.”

David Macgregor said: “Cirencester Friendly has always impressed me.

“The products on offer, theclaim payment record, its financial strength and reputation in the market.

“I am looking forward to working with the team to build on this and will be liaising closely with advisers, listening to their feedback and ensuring our products align with what they and our members need and want.”