Wealthify hands board director Ben Luckett Chairman role 

By Aisling Finn on Wednesday 25 November 2020

Savings and Investment

Luckett will step into the role following the departure of co-founder Richard Avery-Wright, who stepped down as a result of Aviva fully acquiring Wealthify. 

Wealthify hands board director Ben Luckett Chairman role 
Image source: Ben Luckett/Wealthify

Cardiff-based robo adviser Wealthify has appointed former strategy director for Aviva’s UK general insurance Ben Luckett as its new chairman.

Luckett has served on Wealthify’s board since 2019 and is also currently the managing director of Aviva Ventures, Aviva’s fintech-friendly corporate venture fund. 

The new chairman has long had a strong relationship with Wealthify, helping the fintech to secure funding from Aviva in 2017.

Wealthify was fully acquired by Aviva in June of this year after the fintech became majority-owned by the insurance giant back in 2018. 

The incoming chairman said of his appointment: “Wealthify has a very bright future, with a hugely talented and ambitious leadership team.”

“We have many exciting developments ahead of us and I’m thrilled to be taking up my new position at such a crucial time for the business.”

Luckett joins a five-person strong executive team at Wealthify and will work closely alongside newly appointed CEO Andrew Russell.

Russell added: “[Ben’s] experience of building a successful investment vehicle with Aviva Ventures will be hugely beneficial during Wealthify’s next stage of growth.”

“He is keen to protect and nurture our innovative and agile culture and wholeheartedly supports our purpose to inspire anyone to build their future wealth by making investing easy and accessible for everyone.

The new chairman takes over from Richard Avery-Wright, one of Wealthify’s original co-founders and angel investors, who stepped down following the robo adviser’s acquisition earlier this summer. 

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