HUB Group appoints chief commercial officer to accelerate digital investment

Fintech business HUB Group has appointed Rob Hudson (pictured) into the new role of chief commercial officer. Hudson will start in June and report to group chief executive David Cooper.

HUB Group is a part of the FTSE 250 retirement specialist Just Group and provides corporate solutions to some of the biggest UK companies; pension schemes and regulated advice and guidance services to employees and scheme members.

HUB Group’s innovative automated advice solution, Destination Retirement, started to be deployed in the worksite earlier this year and will have been installed into over 50 employers during the next few months.

Cooper said; “I’m delighted Rob will be joining HUB Group to accelerate our investment and expansion of the Group’s innovative, retirement focussed digital solutions.

“This year we started to roll-out our financial wellness portfolio in the worksite channel to a wide range of employers and pension schemes, and Rob will spearhead the expansion of our propositions to help fulfil our purpose to help more people achieve a better later life.”

Hudson added: “HUB Group’s Destination Retirement service is ground breaking, providing an entire solution to help people solve the challenges of navigating the financial aspects of life after work, with affordable regulated advice central to the service.

“I’m looking forward to helping the team extend the digitally focussed services and do our part to help close the UK financial advice gap so more people get the help they need.”

Hudson joins HUB Group after spending over seven years at abrdn leading the development of new direct to customer distribution and partnerships, most notably the digital joint venture with Virgin Money.

Previously he architected the successful launch and growth of the Charles Stanley Direct platform; and held senior customer-focused roles at Hargreaves Lansdown, Egg plc and Close Brothers.

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