Posted on: 12 July 2012
Lee Travis appointed CEO of New Model Business Academy
The Simply Biz Group have announced that Lee Travis has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of their not for profit training and development division, the New Model Business Academy. Lee replaces Steve Braidford who has become Managing Director of the newly launched Sandringham Financial Partners. Travis has been Head of NMBA operations since joining the Simply Biz Group in April 2010.
Ken Davy, Chairman and founder of the New Model Business Academy, thanked Lee for his contribution to date, commenting:
"Lee has been a key figure in the development of NMBA for over two years and has consistently demonstrated the kind of leadership and innovation that will help the Academy go from strength to strength.
"Never has it been more important for the thousands of advisers we serve to have access to a broad range of quality services that will ensure they meet the qualification and professionalism requirements of RDR. It has been my personal mission to ensure quality advisers of good standing can demonstrate their competence in a range of ways that suit individual styles. Lee has been key in helping me achieve this goal through the implementation of our Alternative Assessment level 4 qualification which has already attracted over 200 candidates."
Lee Travis added:
"I'm absolutely delighted to have been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the NMBA after just over two years with the Group. It's a real pleasure to work at such a forward thinking organisation that has supported so many financial services professionals during a demanding period of change, and whose support is committed for the challenges still to come.
“Ken, Steve Braidford and Neil Stevens have provided me with essential and greatly appreciated guidance and I very much look forward to evolving the NMBA to the next level in the post-RDR world."
Membership of the New Model Business Academy is free and it currently has almost 13,000 registered users from across the whole of the financial services sector.
Looking to the future of NMBA beyond 2012, Ken added:
"Having met the challenges of the RDR we are convinced that many advisers will want to continue their development journey with the support of the NMBA, including CPD and soft skills programmes. We are equally committed to ensuring they can continue to grow and develop within a profession that has rarely held so much opportunity for all who combine their professionalism with a commitment to serving clients.”