Yes, you read it right. Big news and great times for us. The below is the text of a press release that’s going out today. We are very excited, but we’re sitting down so you can’t tell…

The lang cat, Leith’s leading[1] independent platforms, pensions and investment consultancy is almost childishly excited to announce the appointment of Mike Barrett as Consulting Director.

Mike will join the lang cat team in mid-June having spent 18 years working in a variety of roles at Old Mutual Wealth, most recently as Platform Marketing Manager. The lang cat has employed a food taster for Mike to ensure no funny business between now and then from the Southampton bruisers.

His knowledge and experience of platforms, their users, and the regulatory challenges facing both will complement the existing lang cat team, especially with further FCA work in the area of platforms expected later this year. Mike will be based in the South of England and will be responsible for sharing the lang cat love throughout London and the home counties.

Mark Polson, principal of the lang cat said ‘Well, this is getting embarrassing. If people who actually know what they’re talking about keep joining, we’ll have to stop mucking around and do some actual work. Despite living in the sunniest place in Britain, Mike has a deep and highly creditable darkness in his character, and will fit in nicely.’

Mike Barrett said ‘The lang cat is a company I’ve admired for several years. The depth of insight their output contains puts them in a league of their own, and this is down to the quality of people in the team. I’m really excited about joining.’

Tom Hawkins, head of proposition marketing at Old Mutual Wealth said ‘We thank Mike for his strong contribution over the past 18 years and wish him all the best for his future career with the lang cat. His responsibilities as platform marketing manager will be taken on by the existing proposition marketing team.’


[1] Probably