Jo Harris has been appointed as a trustee representative at Dalriada Trustees in its Leeds office, which opened this week.
Harris started at the professional trustee firm yesterday and moved from PwC, where he was a senior member of the deals and employer covenant team from 2006.
The Leeds office has opened to support the development of Dalriada's business across the North, and Harris is the first appointment the firm has announced.
The firm's director Brian Spence said: "We continue to grow and develop the Dalriada business to meet the needs of the evolving pensions landscape. Understanding the employer covenant is vital to defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.
"As we implement integrated risk management, we see specialists in corporate finance and business recovery as an essential part of a professional trustee's team, and we are delighted that Jo has decided to pursue his career with us."
He added Jo's experience and professional background supplements Dalriada's pensions management, actuarial and investment and governance expertise.
"In addition to assuming a broad range of trustee appointments, Jo adds significant additional resource and experience to the team. Dalriada can now bring together to assist with all varieties of corporate transactions, and where the affordability of a DB scheme is challenging."
The Leeds office adds to those already established in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and London.
Harris commented: "I am excited at the vision of Dalriada's genuinely team-based approach which I have seen work to great effect as an adviser.
"Dalriada's clearly-differentiated approach has the potential to bring a depth of capability that is generally not available to the average trustee board and I am particularly pleased to lead Dalriada's effort in Leeds and the North-East where there has not previously been an established presence."
Before his most recent role at PwC, Harris worked at the firm's assurance team from 2003 for three years.
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