Founding Director of About Consulting Group joins to provide expert insight into training modules and represent the Academy and market.
Leading later life services platform, Air, today announces the appointment of Jon Dunckley as Chairman of the Air Academy.
In his role as Chairman, Jon will represent the Academy as an exemplar of its professional ethos and values. Jon will be responsible for ensuring Air Academy modules remain relevant and accurate and is already working to add further modules to the course list by Q2 2023.
Jon has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is the founding Director of About Consulting Group. He has wide-ranging technical expertise with a particular focus on the later life market and long-term care, and is a fellow at The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF), the Institute of Leadership & Management and the Personal Finance Society, among others.
Following its recent rebrand, the new look Air Academy was relaunched earlier this year. The Academy includes a fully interactive training programme accredited by the London Institute of Banking and Finance, currently providing eight learning modules designed to upskill and support advisers in the later life lending market and with plans to soon expand further.
Stuart Wilson, CEO at Air, commented:
“Since the relaunch of our Academy, we’ve seen incredible demand for training from advisers in the later life lending market. It’s excellent to have an expert like Jon joining at such an exciting time to help us provide advisers with the highest quality insight, support and content to enable them to grow professionally. With the later life lending industry rapidly evolving, advisers are more focused than ever on building their skillset and Jon will be pivotal to the support provided.”
Jon Dunckley, Chairman of the Air Academy, said:
“I’m delighted to be joining the Air Academy at this point in its development. I’m incredibly passionate about skills training and have had a particular focus on the later life market and professional development since starting my career. It is vital that advisers continue to learn and hone their skills as new regulations, approaches and products enter the market, and I’m excited to be part of their journey.”
Notes to editors
With over 20,000 members, Air is the leading, later life lending platform. Enabled by technology, knowledge and people, Air offers advisers and lenders, best-in-class digital sourcing tools, personal performance development services, incentives and rewards programs, designed to help advisers and business grow within the later life lending sector.
Air comprises of:
- Air Club (the industry’s largest adviser-centre membership scheme)
- Air Sourcing (the leading later life sourcing tool),
- Air Academy (innovative CPD training provider),
- Air Marketing (helping advisers grow and promote their business)
- Air Ambassadors (connecting later life professionals)
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