Zurich Financial Services has announced the appointments of Jason Hammersley and Richard Spence to the position of senior corporate distribution manager, effective immediately.

In this position, Mr Hammersley and Mr Spence will both be responsible for maximizing the distribution of the Zurich corporate pension proposition. Mr Hammersley and Mr Spence will report to Stephen Lefley, head of corporate distribution for Zurich corporate pensions division and will be located in Cheltenham.

Mr Hammersley joins from Friends Provident where he was corporate pensions development manager and Mr Spence brings over 17 years experience in the financial services industry, with previous account manager roles held at Prudential, Scottish Amicable and Standard Life. Both were responsible for securing new defined-contribution pension and investment propositions through employee benefit consultants.

Mr Lefley said: The recruitment of these highly skilled individuals is a major stepping stone towards our relentless quest for excellence in the corporate pensions arena.