Flint Hyde are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Wishman as Non-Exec Director and Head of Marketplace for the exciting InsurTech business InsureStreet. InsureStreet is a new startup building an ecosystem of alliance based services in partnership with insurance and non-insurance partners. Through these partnerships they will connect with consumers on their rental journey and transform their experience.
We are pleased to announce that David Adkins has recently joined Lloyds Banking Group as Head of Investment Strategy looking after the group’s main Defined Benefit pensions assets. A qualified actuary, David was previously Chief Investment Officer at The Pensions Trust and has also worked as a Senior Consultant at Willis Towers Watson.
Flint Hyde are pleased to announce the appointment of Jörg Bruniecki as Head of Global Client and Broker Management at PartnerRe. Jörg joins PartnerRe after having spent the previous 15 years at Munich Re in a variety of distribution and channel management roles.
We are pleased to announce that Debra Soper has joined the Cabinet Office in the newly created role of Director of Pensions Operations. Debra was previously Head of Pensions Services at Accenture. She has also worked at Pearson Group and Aon Hewitt.
Paul Scott has joined Smart Pension as Business Development Manager. Prior to this appointment, he was Head of Sales at Henderson Kerr, and has previously held senior positions with Xafinity, Pearson Jones and Skipton Building Society.
Tom Flack has joined M&S as an Investment Analyst. He was previously Manager Research Analyst at RisCura, and prior to this, he worked in the investment teams at Unilever and Coal Pension Trustees limited.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Collins as Director, Pensions Consulting Practice at KPMG. A qualified actuary, Martin was previously Pensions Asset and Liability Management Director at Lloyds Banking Group and has also worked for Santander Group and Willis Towers Watson.
We are pleased to announce that John Cullen has recently joined the BBC as the new CEO of their Pension Trustee Board. John will still act as a Non-Executive Director of B&CE. Prior to this appointment John was Pensions Director at Ensign Pensions
We are pleased to announce that Paul Groves has joined Allianz in Asia as Regional Head of Market Management. Prior to this, Paul most recent role was as Group CMO at AIA. His previous roles have include positions at MetLife and Barclays Group
David Palmer joined Marsh McLennan Companies as Senior Manager – UK Treasury. He was previously Investment Officer for The Pensions Trust, and has held roles at Buck Consultants and AonHewitt.
Flint Hyde Financial Services are pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Wilson as COO of Everest Syndicate 2786. Having previously spent time at Travelers (St Paul at Lloyd’s) and the Navigators in similar positions, Mr Wilson will take responsibility for the ongoing development of Everest’s new Lloyd’s vehicle.
Samantha Durrant joined Mercer as Principal – Change Leader. She was previously Director and Programme Lead for On-Boarding Clients at NEST, and has held roles at The Pensions Regulator and Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority.
We are pleased to announce that Ian McKinlay has been appointed Chief Investment Officer for the £40 billion pension scheme assets. Prior to this Ian was Chief Investment Officer at AVIVA In-house scheme and founding Chief Investment Officer at the PPF. Ian spent his early career in consulting
Algie Ko joined Universities Superannuation Scheme as Senior Strategy Solutions Manager – Assets. Previously he was Investment Strategist at Kempen & Co, and has held roles with Natixis Global Asset Management, Schroders, F&C Asset Management and AxA Investment Managers.
Matthew Course joined Lloyds Banking Group as Associate Director – Corporate Pensions. He previously worked for Mercer as a Principal in their Implemented Investment Solutions team, and he has held roles with Stamford Associates Limited and Legal and General Investment Management.
Flint Hyde is pleased to confirm the appointment of Justin King, as Vice Chairman at Terra Firma. Justin is one of Britain’s most recognisable businessmen, having served as Chief Executive Officer at J. Sainsbury for 10 years, helping turn around the supermarket with nine years of consecutive profit growth. Prior to J. Sainsbury, Justin held the role of Director of Food Division for Marks & Spencer.
We are pleased to announce that Zoe Kubiak has joined Chesnara as their new Group Company Secretary. Zoe was previously at Amlin Insurance as Assistant Company Secretary.
We are pleased to announce that Andrew Foster has joined AstraZeneca as Global Head of Pensions and investments. Andrew was previously Head of Investment Consulting at the Liverpool practice of Mercer.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Özlen Kandemirli as Head of Actuarial for Turkey at RGA. Ozlen was previously with Willis Towers Watson.
We are pleased to announce that Robert Kairis has joined Lloyds Banking Group as a Longevity Specialist in their Scottish Widows business. A qualified actuary, Robert previously worked for Pensions Insurance Corporation and Mercer.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of John Deane as Group CEO of Chesnara. John moves from Royal London where he had been since 2007, and has previously worked for Old Mutual and Century Life.
We are pleased to announce that Gareth Russell has been appointed to the newly created role of Senior Investment Manager at Canopius. He previously worked for Willis Towers Watson.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Bowyer as Head of Strategic Marketing for Insurance at Lloyds Banking Group. Before this Jonathan worked at both Direct Line Group and AXA PPP Healthcare in marketing roles.
We are pleased to announce that Tobias Masannek has been appointed as German Client Manager for AXA Creditor to support the continued growth of the German business. Tobias previously worked at Mastercard and Genworth.
We have successfully completed the search for a Senior Pensions Manager at Lloyds Banking Group. Karen Wake will be joining the company from Tesco.
We are pleased to announce that Paul Francis has joined Mn UK as Client Director, having previously worked for Hymans Robertson.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Joyce Martindale as Senior Manager, Investment Operations and Finance for the Lloyds Banking Group Pension Funds. Joyce was previously with GSK and RPMI in a similar capacity.
We are delighted to announce that John Hodgson has been appointed Chairman at Excess Weather. John joins the company from Aviva, having worked there for 10 years as Chief Operation Officer.
Institutional Investment People Moves Q3 – Flint Hyde
Philip Smith joins PwC as Head of Defined Contribution Consulting following a successful search by Flint Hyde
Flint Hyde are delighted to announce the successful completion of our search to find a Head of Defined Contribution Consulting for PwC. The successful candidate is Philip Smith who joins PwC from Buck Consultants, where he led its national DC business. He has nearly 30 years of pensions experience across strategy, investment, defined contribution and defined benefit.
Steve Charlton has recently joined Vanguard as Defined Contribution Proposition Manager – Europe, having previously worked for Mercer, Punter Southall and Tower Watson in a consulting career spanning over 13 years.
David Brannigan has joined Cigna Group as Head of Digital – Global Individual, having previously worked for MetLife as Head of Global eBusiness and before this at BT.
Flint Hyde, the boutique search firm, are pleased to announce the appointment of James Anderson to its expanding Financial Services practice as Global Head of Wealth Management.
Fabrizio has recently joined Generali PanEurope as Regional Sales Director looking after Switzerland and Northern Italy. Generali PanEurope is part of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A and markets its products on a Freedom of Services basis and is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland to transact cross-border life assurance business within the European Union. Fabrizio will be working within Wealth protection products selling these into HNW advisors.
Duncan has been promoted to the new position of Head of Reward Policy & Benefits. Having joined Lloyds in 1986, Duncan has worked in a number of HR functions within the business, and was until recently Head of Change Delivery, Group Talent & Development. In the this new role he will report the Paul Hucknell, Group Head of Reward.
Stella Eastwood has joined Lloyds Banking Group as Interim Head of Pensions, replacing Stuart Stephen who has recently joined Diageo in a similar role. Stella will be working with Senior management in the Reward function in further developing the strategy and structure of the in-house management function on the numerous schemes within the Group.
Paul Trickett has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Thomas Miller Investment Holdings. Paul has recently left Goldman Sachs where he was head of their global portfolio solutions group, prior to this he was head of the Towers Watson investment practice in the EMEA region.
Lee Purcell has been appointed as Practice Head for Marsh Insco Employee Health and Benefits Practice based in Dubai. He will report directly to Antic Yilmaz, CEO and will have responsibility for growing the team and revenue in the region.
Paul Trickett has been appointed as Chairman of Trustees for the UK pension fund of Zurich Financial Services. Paul has recently left Goldman Sachs where he was head of their global portfolio solutions group, prior to this he was head of the Towers Watson investment practice in the EMEA region.
Stephen McMillan has been appointed as In-house investment Manager for Lloyds Banking Group Pension Scheme working with Simon Lee, Head of Investments. CFA qualified, this is Stephen’s first in-house role as he previously worked for Aon Hewitt after graduating with BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Economics.
Ian Griffiths has been appointed as In-house Investment Manager for Lloyds Banking Group’s Pension Scheme working with Simon Lee, Head of Investments. CFA qualified, Ian previously worked for the Royal Mail Pension Scheme and prior to this spent his career in consultancy working for Towers Watson and Mercer amongst others.
Gogor Ariyo has been appointed as Head of Creditor for Indonesia for AXA Creditor, reporting into Philippe Demangeat, COO for Asia Pacific. Prior to joining AXA, Gogor was Head of Alternative Distribution for Generali in Indonesia, and has previously worked for AIA and Sunlife amongst others in the Indonesian market.
Alan Mason has been appointed Head of Compliance at Canada Life supporting Alain Wolffe, Executive Director Strategy & Compliance. A qualified actuary, Alan previously worked for the FSA and before this spent time in consulting working for Ernst & Young and Tillinghast-Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson).
Simone Macmillan has been appointed Associate Director of Pensions at Barclays supporting Global Head of Pensions, Bridget Houghton. Simone is an experienced pensions professional whose previous role was as Group Pensions Manager at Lend Lease. Prior to this she had worked at MNPA and BUPA.
Karen Wake has been appointed Corporate Pensions Manager at Tesco’s supporting Group Head of Pensions, Ruston Smith. Karen is an experienced in-house manager having previously worked at Credit Suisse, ACE and Rio Tinto amongst others and is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.
We are pleased to announce Jonathan Mindell as Executive Director at JLT within their Employee Benefits business. Jonathan was previously Regional COO for Europe and Pacific regions for Mercer.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jose Delgado as Chief Investment Officer for their business unit in Chile. Jose previously worked for MetLife Group in Chile.