Paul Blackmur has been appointed as a senior consultant by Pi Consulting as the firm sees increasing demand for governance services.
He has over 14 years' experience in the pensions industry and has worked within insurance companies, trustee operations and as part of in-house pension teams.
Blackmur (pictured above), who started work at Pi Consulting at the end of January, moved from Ensign where he was secretary to the trustee of both the Merchant Navy Officer Pension Scheme Pension Plan (DC) and senior client manager of the Merchant Navy Officer Pension Fund (DB).
Pi Consulting said it had seen a demand from trust-based schemes for its services over the past couple of years.
He will report to Pi head of consulting Susan Smith who said: "We are continuing to be appointed either as first time outsourced secretaries or to provide additional specialist support to in-house teams.
"With the changes in legislation and pressures upon trustee boards we are seeing an increasing demand for our range of governance services, in both DC and DB areas of the market, including our trustee board effectiveness review service."
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