Ian Wilson bids industry farewell in heartfelt video message

Ian Wilson bids industry farewell in heartfelt video message

 

Speaking on a LinkedIn video on Halifax’s page ahead of his departure, Wilson said: “Over the last 16 years the support I have received from our broker partners has been absolutely outstanding and the resilience that you have all shown as we have gone through various changes and market developments over those years I am certain will stand you in good stead going forward whatever this world may bring next.”

He added that recruitment was underway for his replacement, and in the meantime regional managers business development managers, telephone BDMs and the premier loans unit would continue to support brokers.

“I am certain that there are busy times ahead, I leave at a time when the market is busier than ever, and I wish you great success and health and happiness in the future. Thank you for all your support over the years, good luck,” Wilson said.

Wilson started his career at Halifax as a cashier in Aberdeen around 40 years ago, and then was a BDM for around 11 years and then went on to hold the role of regional sales manager for around three years.

He took on the role of head of sales for Halifax Intermediaries in 2007, and in 2019 took over responsibility for Scottish Widows Bank. Since then, he has been leading business development teams for both brands.

During his tenure, Wilson helped deliver product transfers to brokers, launched Scottish Widows Later Life and steered both brands successfully during the pandemic.

It was announced earlier this year that he would retire from his role.

View the video here.