Our People

Primetime Retirement is a subsidiary of KR Group and draws on their expertise to manage the business. The Board includes three members from the Board of KR Group, a number of whom also form part of the Executive Team.

Other management includes heads of Central Services within KR Group, as well as our external administration partner, Astute Trustee Services.

Profiles of all the key personnel can be found by clicking on the tabs below:

Simon Thompson | CEO KR Group

Simon joined Key Group as Chief Financial Officer in November 2013 with responsibility for Finance, Change Management and M&A. In 2016 Simon took up the role of Deputy CEO for the Group becoming CEO in 2017, playing an active role in setting and implementing Group strategy.

Kim Lerche Thomsen | Founder & CEO Primetime Retirement

Kim founded Living Time (now known as Primetime Retirement) back in 2006 and launched a Fixed Term Annuity in to the UK market. Previously, Kim founded Prudential Annuities and was also CEO of Scottish Amicable.

Dave Harris | CEO more 2 life

Dave joined KR Group in 2013 to spearhead wider corporate development across the B2B area of the business. He has a wealth of industry experience having worked for a number of major brands, including Distribution & Channel Marketing Director at Prudential.

Rob Scott | Chief Financial Officer

Rob joined KR Group in January 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and was a key member of the team that sold the business to Partners Group. Rob has responsibility for a number of back office departments including finance, personnel, property, data, MI and change management. Previously, Rob held senior finance positions at the AA, where he was part of the team that listed the business on the London Stock Exchange, and Saga, where he first started working with products for the over 50’s.

Jill Eccles | Head of Operations Primetime Retirement

Jill has 23 years of Financial Services industry knowledge and experience. Previously she was on the Senior Management Board of a bespoke SIPP provider responsible for the day-to-day operations, compliance and product/system development and implementation before joining Primetime as Head of Operations in 2014.

Mike Millar | Strategic Account Director

Mike has been in Financial Services for over 35 years, including nine years spent with Partnership helping them to enter the Equity Release market by spearheading the development and launch of their product proposition.

Neil Swarbrick | Chief Compliance Officer KR Group

Neil joined the KR Group in 2005. Neil has over 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry having previously worked with a number of different companies including Countrywide Assured, Halifax Financial Services and Guardian Financial Services.

Stuart Wilson | Channel Marketing Director KR Group

Stuart has over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services sector, working for a range of well-known brands including Friends Provident and Just Retirement. He also worked for Living Time and helped relaunch the business as Primetime Retirement in 2012.

Andy McLaughlin | Managing Director Astute Trustees Limited

The Astute team are all highly motivated and committed to what they do. Since joining the profession, Andy has been committed to raising the standards of advice provided within the Financial Service Sector and is a former Chairman and existing committee member of the Personal Finance Society in Manchester.