Nucleus appoints Mark Hastings as Group Finance Director

Mark Hastings joins Nucleus this week, reporting into Mike Regan, the Group’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  

This is a newly created role with responsibility for leading the finance team’s day-to-day operations, including financial planning & analysis, financial control, and treasury.

A chartered accountant by profession, Mark has a breadth and depth of experience in the financial services sector.  He’s spent the last 18 years working across the platform industry, with the last six as Head of Finance at Hargreaves Lansdown.  Prior to this he was Finance & Risk Director at Ascentric for 14 years, and also held a number of senior finance roles at Credit Suisse First Boston.

Mike Regan, CFO at Nucleus said: “It’s a sign of our growing presence that we’ve been able to attract someone of Mark’s calibre to this important new role. His near two decades of leadership in platforms makes him an excellent addition to my management team, playing a crucial part through this exciting time of growth for our business, and our transformation into one of the scale leaders in the sector.” 

Mark Hastings, incoming Group Finance Director at Nucleus, said: “Joining Nucleus was an easy decision to take. It’s progressive, ambitious and has strong shareholder support, but also has a clarity of vision to be the best loved platform for advisers which is very compelling. I’m delighted to be joining the team this month and helping drive Nucleus’ evolution forward.”  


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Notes to editors:

About Nucleus
The Nucleus Financial Platform Group offers investment platforms that help make retirement more rewarding. Our two platforms are run exclusively for financial advisers, with over 160,000 UK customers.
Renowned for its SIPP expertise, James Hay Partnership has been working with larger financial advisory groups for more than 40 years, providing the means to administer pensions, savings and investments in a cost and tax efficient way.
Our award-winning platform Nucleus was acquired by James Hay in September 2021. It was founded in 2006 by advisers committed to altering the balance of power in the industry by putting the customer centre stage.
Nucleus is the name of the combined business and together it’s already one of the UK’s leading, independent, adviser platform groups, with approximately £43.5 billion* in assets under administration.

* Source: the lang cat Platform Market Scorecard Q4 2022