Intelligent Pensions has hired Royal London's Fiona Tait as technical director as David Trenner steps down for retirement.
Tait, who is currently a pension specialist at Royal London, will leave the firm on 24 March and join Intelligent Pensions towards the end of April.
She will guide and communicate technical issues to financial advisers, as well as companies and trustees responsible for pensions.
Trenner has been with Intelligent Pensions for 16 years but will now step down at the end of March.
Tait said: "When looking to make the next move in my career, [Intelligent Pensions] was an obvious choice for me. I have known David for many years and I look forward to continuing his work, along with my team, across their range of pension and retirement planning services."
Trenner added there had been "few dull days" during his career.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my career in pensions and in particular with Intelligent Pensions," he said. "Over the past 40 years, there have been very few dull days and I have continued to learn and meet some fascinating people.
"I now look forward to spending more time with my wife and family and keeping up with my cricket and football interests."
Intelligent Pensions managing director Steve Patterson wished Trenner well and said Tait would be a "driving force" behind the firm's development.
"David has made a positive contribution at Intelligent Pensions and we have all enjoyed working with him," he said. "We wish him the very best for his retirement and are pleased that he is now able to benefit from his own retirement advice.
"Fiona is a great addition to the company and to our senior management team. She has worked tirelessly to raise the technical standards in the pensions industry and is outspoken in her views on how changes and improvements can be made to encourage long-term savings and ensure better consumer outcomes. Her technical knowledge is second to none."
Tait leaves Royal London after 13 years in her role there. Between 1992 and 2004, she was a sales trainer at Scottish Equitable, and from 1989 to 1992 a sales consultant at Eagle Star. She is also current vice president of the Insurance Society of Edinburgh, having started in the role in 2014 following a year as president.
Trenner joined Intelligent Pensions in 2001, leaving Scottish Life where he was a training consultant from 1997. Prior to that he was a pensions manager at Save & Invest from 1993 to 1997, and a technical consultant at Sedgwick Group from 1983 to 1993.
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