Professional trustee firm BESTrustees has appointed Huw Evans as a member of its board as it eyes future growth of the business.
Evans, who has been a trustee executive since 2014, acts as a trustee to seven defined benefit (DB) schemes, chairing five of these and acting as a sole trustee to one other.
He is also currently a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' (IFoA) regulation board and holds the Pensions Management Institutes' award in pensions trusteeship for both DB and defined contribution (DC) schemes.
Since he joined BESTrustees in 2014, Evans has guided two schemes to the closing stages of wind up, appointed new ‘full service' providers to two other schemes, and reached agreement on an overdue actuarial valuation.
He has also implemented fiduciary management on one scheme, is currently introducing a liability-driven investment strategy on two others, and is running a longevity swap feasibility study on another.
BESTrustees chairman Alan Pickering commented: "We are delighted that Huw has accepted the invitation to join our Board. We are already benefiting from his experience and wise counsel as he gives generously of his time to help in the evolution of our firm.
"Having him on our board will ensure that we can benefit from Huw's acumen in the management of our firm and at each stage in the evolution of our growth strategy."
Prior to joining BESTrustees, Evans was a council member at the IFoA for three years, and a former chair of its pensions board and practising certificates committee. He was also a consulting actuary at Towers Watson - now Willis Towers Watson - for over seven years, focusing on valuations, mortality, and professional affairs.
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