Jamie Fiveash will join financial technology and auto-enrolment (AE) firm Smart Pension as its chief operating officer (COO) in the new year.
Fiveash, who is currently chief strategy and market officer for B&CE, will join as Smart Pension continues to expand its team, earlier this month appointing its first head of financial services and an independent chair of its trustee board.
He will leave The People's Pension's (TPP) parent after 22 years, during which he was also its COO and compliance officer, and he is credited with a driving role in setting up TPP.
He also sits on the board of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), its master trust committee and its defined contribution (DC) council.
Fiveash said after an extensive period at B&CE, he felt it was time to move on.
"I am very proud of what was achieved during my many years at B&CE," he said. "However, after 22 years, I felt it was time for a change and I am delighted to be joining Smart Pension at a very exciting time in the company's development.
"In this digital age, those who can truly put technology at the forefront will win out in the end and Smart Pension is demonstrating it has the capability to disrupt the pensions market for the benefit of all consumers. I am thrilled to be appointed to this role and I am looking forward to the many challenges and opportunities that go with it."
Smart Pension co-founder and chief executive Andrew Evans said Fiveash is a "pioneer".
"He has taken AE at TPP through from conception to birth to produce one of the biggest players in the AE market," he said. "We've always been impressed with Jamie's unswerving drive and ambition as well as his ability to deliver scale and sustainability.
"This, as well as his work at the PLSA and his regulatory calibre delivers to us the credentials and experience we need for Smart Pension's next phase of expansion."
Co-founder and managing director Will Wynne added: "Jamie knows the pensions market inside and out. He lives it and breathes it. We're delighted he's agreed to join our fintech firm as we continue to challenge the market with our technology."
A TPP spokesperson said: "We thank him for everything he's done at B&CE and wish him well in his future endeavours."
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