National IFA Perspective Financial Group has promoted Julie Hepworth and David Hesketh to its operational board.
Hepworth (pictured), formerly Perspective's group regulatory manager has become the group regulatory director and Hesketh, formerly group mergers and acquisitions manager has become group mergers and acquisitions director.
Both join the operational board which includes Perspective's managing director Damian Keeling, financial director Phil Carr, group operations director Peter Craddock and group practice director Ian Wilkinson.
Wilkinson has also had his role expanded and will chair the board of all Perspective's offices in the North, replacing Craddock who will continue to chair the board of Perspective's offices in the South.
Craddock said the promotions reflect the group's focus on mergers and acquisitions.
Perspective is looking to acquire up to 10 firms in 2013 and has three deals in the pipeline.