People Moves: Week ending Friday 13 October 2023

PP brings together all the appointments in the pensions industry over the past week

Professional Pensions
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Quietroom has selected Chloe Taylor as its first chief executive
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Quietroom has selected Chloe Taylor as its first chief executive

This week’s movers include those at Quietroom, LCP, Broadstone and LPP, among others.

 

Quietroom appoints Chloe Taylor as first CEO

11 October

Quietroom has selected Chloe Taylor as its first chief executive (CEO), effective from January 2024.

Taylor has been at the firm since 2016 and is currently a director. She joined the board in January last year and has since played a role in leading its strategy development.

Since 2020, Quietroom has been employee-owned but the decision was made to take on a CEO as it looks to grow.

Co-founder and chair Vincent Franklin said: "We're all thrilled that Chloe is going to be our first CEO. The thing about Chloe is that as well as being intelligent, incisive and a joy to work with, she also cares deeply about changing the sectors we work in for the better. And, of course, she has a great understanding of the issues and challenges our clients and the industry face.

"Since joining us in 2016, Chloe has made a real difference to Quietroom and its clients. I have no doubt that she will successfully lead the company into our next phase of growth."

Taylor added: "I'm so excited to step into this new role. Quietroom is a team of smart, creative and fun people that I love working with as we strive to make things more accessible for members and consumers.

"There are so many opportunities for our clients and the industries we work in at the moment. And it's going to take lots of collaboration between lots of different specialisms to make the most of them. I can't wait to get even more involved with these initiatives and partnerships, and to help the Quietroom team realise our ambitions for the future."

By Holly Roach

 

LCP appoints Amlan Roy as partner

11 October

Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has promoted Amlan Roy to the role of partner in its investment practice.

Roy joined the consultancy in April as a senior adviser. He is also a research associate at the London School of Economics and Political Science and an honorary fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

He also previously held roles at State Street Global Advisers, Universities Superannuation Scheme Investment Management, as well as Credit Suisse where he held several senior roles over an 18-year period.

LCP investment practice head Zuhair Mohammed said: "Investors are facing several mega trends and need to understand both the risks and the investment opportunities being created. Amlan adds his considerable knowledge to our 170-strong investment team and will help us shine a light on the forces at work."

Roy added: "Making my move permanent felt like a natural next step and I look forward to continuing my research and work with the diverse range of clients LCP serve."

By Holly Roach

 

IGG expands team by 27% in first half of the financial year

11 October

Independent Governance Group (IGG) has expanded its team by 27% in the first half of the financial year.

The organisation revealed it has appointed 40 new starters since it was established in February 2023 following a merger between Ross Trustees and Independent Trustee Services, taking its total headcount to 152.

Growth has occurred across all levels including trustee directors, assistant associates, senior associates, trustee managers, and several client facing roles.

IGG chief executive Andrew Bradshaw said: "IGG is a growing business and I am immensely proud of the team we have built and continue to invest in, enabling us to offer our clients industry leading service. Ongoing discussion around the future of pensions means now more than ever, schemes need expert support to manage the resulting challenges and pressures placed on them. We are confident that as we continue to expand, our clients will be supported by the very best in the business.

"A business is nothing unless it puts its people first. Recent months have shown how exciting and dynamic the pensions industry can be, and that IGG is the natural home for people looking to further their career in this area."

By Holly Roach

 

Local Pensions Partnership Investments appoints chief operating officer

10 October

Local Pensions Partnership Investments (LPPI) has appointed Louise Jack as chief operating officer (COO).

Jack has more than 20 years' experience in the financial services sector and was previously COO and managing director at Macquarie Group's asset management business. She also previously worked at PwC.

At LPPI Jack will be responsible for the finance, investment operations, technology and business change teams and play a role in driving its strategic initiatives and help deliver value to clients and stakeholders. She will also become a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) pool's executive committee.

LPPI chief executive Chris Rule said: "Louise brings a wide range of valuable knowledge and skills to the business and we are thrilled she has joined the team.

As we develop our internal teams, Louise's experience in managing and integrating the financial and operational functions of global organisations will help LPPI deliver positive outcomes in a rapidly evolving pensions and investment industry."

Jack added: "I'm excited to work with Chris, the executive committee and the broader LPPI team to build on the strong foundations and be an integral part for the next phase of LPPI's journey. LPPI is an attractive partner for pension funds, asset managers and other institutional investors, being a respected LGPS investment pool, with a proven model that delivers for client funds."

By Holly Roach

 

Broadstone appoints principal consultant

10 October

Broadstone has appointed Richard Pringle as a principal consultant in its employee benefits consulting division.

Prior to joining the firm, Pringle worked at Mercer Marsh Benefits over a ten-year period and prior to this he held roles at Aegon and Alexander Forbes Healthcare.

Broadstone head of health and protection Brett Hill said: "Richard has an excellent technical background and decades of experience working both from the adviser and the insurer side. We are excited to bring his wide-ranging expertise to Broadstone which our clients will certainly benefit from as they examine their health, risk and wellbeing strategies.

Pringle added: "Coming out of the pandemic and immediately entering into the NHS crisis has driven increasing demand from corporates for bespoke health and risk strategies. Health and wellbeing is a core component of business' employee benefits package as business leaders recognise the importance of keeping their staff fit, healthy and productive."

By Holly Roach

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