Hugo Thorman was appointed Chairman of Altus in 2015, he brings over 25 years of financial services experience to Altus, with particular expertise in platforms, proposition development and implementing business strategy. Before joining Altus Hugo was Chairman and Chief Executive of the Ascentric Wrap Platform. In 2005 Hugo led a team of managers and advisers which bought Fundsdirect and launched the Ascentric Wrap proposition in January 2007. Royal London Group acquired a majority shareholding later that year and the remaining shares in 2014. The platform grew to £9.7bn assets under his leadership. Hugo has previously been Chairman and Chief Executive of James Hay, Marketing Director of Abbey for Intermediaries and before that, Marketing Director of Blackhorse Financial Services. He also spent some time as a Consultant with Watson Wyatt. Hugo has a degree in Economics from Nottingham and an MBA from London Business School.