Colin Jelley to leave Skandia

Colin Jelley, the head of proposition marketing at Skandia, is leaving the company and Graham Bentley has been appointed to the role.

Jelley has been at Skandia for 17 years, working in a range of technical and product marketing roles. For the past 10 years he has led Skandia’s thinking on tax and financial planning.

Jelley has also chaired the ABI’s product tax panel for the last decade and led the industry’s response to many legislative changes such as the changes to IHT treatment of trusts in 2006.

Bentley was previously head of investment marketing at Skandia and played a key role in building its investment proposition, including the Spectrum fund range on the Skandia Investment Solutions platform. (article continues below)

Originally one of the founding members of Selestia, Bentley has been with the Old Mutual Group for nearly 10 years.

Peter Mann, the chief executive of Skandia, says: “Colin is well respected as an industry thought leader and intellectual voice in tax and financial planning. He has been instrumental in building Skandia’s reputation for technical expertise. I would like to thank Colin for his significant contribution to Skandia’s success and wish him well in his future career.”

Jelley adds: “I have agreed to stay with Skandia until Christmas and it has been a difficult decision to move on. Working at Skandia has been hugely enjoyable.

“I am looking forward to exploring opportunities which will enable me to play an active role in the ongoing development of customer focused financial services.”