B&CE has appointed Nico Aspinall as its first chief investment officer (CIO) as it responds to an expected growth in its funds under management.
Aspinall, who launched his own consultancy firm in June last year, joined The People's Pension's owner on 4 September.
He will lead the firm's investment management team and support the board and trustees in driving their investment strategy.
Aspinall said he would look to influence the DC environment.
"I am delighted to be joining B&CE, which offers the rare opportunity of working in a not-for-profit environment, to influence the shape of the DC industry, and all dedicated to the benefit of millions of members," he said. "I am very excited to be responsible for the investment proposition both within The People's Pension and across the other asset pools within B&CE."
Chief executive Patrick Heath-Lay Added: "We are thrilled that Nico will be joining us. He brings with him impressive experience of creating and implementing investment strategies within the DC market, which will allow B&CE and The People's Pension, to maximise the effectiveness of our assets and crucially, improve investment outcomes for the group and its members."
Aspinall was previously head of UK DC investment consulting at Towers Watson (now Willis Towers Watson) from 2012 to 2016, where he was responsible for its master trust Lifesight's investment proposition.
He has also been an associate director of DC and communications for the Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund from 2008 to 2012, and a consultant at Deloitte from 2005 to 2008.
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