Industry veteran Jon Barham joins ValidPath to support adviser retirement, growth and MBO solution

Rimbal is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Barham as Commercial Director for ValidPath. Jon joins ValidPath to manage the development of our network proposition for independent financial advisers.  He will be focused on supporting advisers who want an independent retirement, growth or management buyout solution.

He will report directly to Angus MacNee, CEO of ValidPath and parent group Rimbal.

Jon is an experienced finance professional with over 30 years in the sector. Most recently Jon was the Head of DA Consultancy at a leading supplier of support services; , providing bespoke compliance support solutions to directly authorised firms throughout the UK.  He has also held senior positions across the industry.

Angus MacNee, CEO, ValidPath, said: “As we continually look to develop our adviser proposition, it is imperative that we invest in our infrastructure, operations and people. Jon’s industry expertise comes at a pivotal time for both the sector and ValidPath’s development and will be of great benefit to the group as we continue to expand our adviser proposition.”

Jon Barham, Commercial Director, ValidPath, added: “Having spent over 30 years in the financial services sector, there are few roles that really excite you and where you feel there is a clear vision for the business.  I wanted my next challenge to be about making the sector better for advisers and providing better outcomes for their clients.  I had watched what Rimbal had built to support its ValidPath proposition and was impressed by the management team and vision, it was therefore an easy decision for me to make.  I look forward to working with the team to drive the network forward and positively impact the sector.”