The former director of BMO’s intermediary business has joined The Openwork Partnership’s investment management division.

Rob Thorpe, who left BMO Global Asset Management earlier this year after its takeover by Columbia Threadneedle, will replace Dominic Sheridan as chief executive officer of Omnis Investments.

He managed the company’s adviser relationships throughout the UK, and most recently had been heavily involved with the development and distribution of the Maps range of multi-asset funds.