Former West Bromwich Building Society chief executive Andrew Messenger has been appointed as the new business development advisor at Sutton Coldfield based Henwood Court Financial Planning.

Mr Messenger’s new role at the financial services and wealth management provider, will be to help the company gain new clients and maintain its growth development plan.

As chief executive at the West Brom, Mr Messenger saw nine consecutive years of growth before retiring in 2006.

Since then, he has been sharing his experience with organisations including a non-executive role as governor of Birmingham City University.

Nick Platt, financial planner and director at Henwood Court said: “Andrew Messenger is a giant in the financial services world and we are truly privileged to have him working with us.

“His achievements at West Bromwich Building Society were immense.

“We know he will help us build on our solid foundations and take our business onto a new level providing even more opportunities for our clients and potential clients.”

Mr Messenger said: “I am delighted to have been invited by Henwood Court to assist them with their business development. “This promises to be yet another exciting challenge and I’m eager that this excellent company continues to build on what is a very sound, trustworthy and reliable business.”