City Noble has hired Steve Dainty as an associate to boost its presence in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) advice market.
Dainty (pictured centre) has been group accountant for a variety of local government departments including central services, capital and exchequer, and highways.
He has also held the post of deputy section 151 officer. In 2010 he was appointed head of pensions for Local Government Shared Services and, in this role, was responsible for the merging of two separate schemes - Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire - into a combined fund of over £3bn.
In recognition of his work, Dainty was awarded Professional Pensions Pension Manager of the Year 2012.
City Noble said Dainty would be instrumental in helping the firm "deliver strategic governance advice to the LGPS sector, providing ‘hands on' knowledge of the workings of these schemes".
City Noble managing director Alexandra Noble said: "This is an exciting time for City Noble as we continue to expand the firm and add to the level of service and experience that we can provide to clients. Steve's expertise will help us leverage our existing business relationships and build new ones as we continue to strengthen our investment and governance advisory offering."
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