Warwick is moving into this role from within the group, where he was previously managing director at Primetime Retirement, a retirement provider, which closed to new business in January this year.
Before that, he worked for Prudential for more than 25 years in roles which included director of consumer and digital and distribution change director.
In the new role, Russell will be responsible for KR Group’s distribution strategy going forward, which will include recognising opportunities for growth, leveraging additional channels and identifying wider challenges in the market.
Simon Thompson, CEO at KR Group said: “I am sure Russell will continue to be a great asset to the team and I look forward to working with him in this new role.”
Russell Warwick, distribution strategy director at KR Group said: “It is an exciting time to be a part of KR Group. Having spent many years in financial services, predominately the pensions sector, I am looking forward to helping the business grow. Having a holistic view of the entire market and monitoring data and trends to affect the direction of the business is an interesting role which will have a large impact on the business.”