Lifestyle Article - Barnett Waddingham promotes eight new partners

Barnett Waddingham has appointed eight new partners among its 2021 promotions to support the continued growth in client demand and success at the organisation.

 Alongside the new partners, there are also 17 principal and 25 associate promotions across a diverse range of business areas, advising trustees, employers, insurers and private clients. With the promotions taking effect on 1 June 2021, the total number of partners reaches 89.

 The promotions demonstrate Barnett Waddingham’s investment in the future for the organisation with the brightest talent at the heart of its leadership. These eight new equity partners ensure the organisation’s true independent ownership continues and our unique culture thrives so we can continue providing the personal, quality, tailored service our clients expect.

 Andrew Vaughan, Senior Partner at Barnett Waddingham, said: “Against the backdrop of the pandemic, our focus has not changed and our fantastic people have enabled our organisation to continue delivering and developing new and innovative solutions to benefit all of our clients.

 “The qualities that have made Barnett Waddingham one of the UK's leading independent professional services consultancies – "doing the right thing" with passion, determination and teamwork – are the same qualities that now position us well in the post-pandemic marketplace.

 “We have made some incredible progress toward our strategic goals during the last twelve months, but our leadership team cannot do it alone. An important part of leadership is to look to the future and identify those who can continue to drive our business forward, thrive in finding innovative solutions and help make a difference as part of our future generation of leaders.

 “Our new partners, principals and associates all share this ethos and will continue to support our growth, resilience and investment into the future. Barnett Waddingham’s greatest strength is our people and together we will continue creating opportunities where our colleagues can learn, develop and thrive”

 The new partners are:

 Amanda Bradley (Pension Administration, Birmingham)
 Amanda manages the organisation's Pension Protection Fund (PPF) administration team. She has extensive experience in all aspects of PPF administration and has successfully transferred a number of schemes into the PPF, including several high profile cases.

 Barbara-Ann Thompson (Actuarial Consulting, Leeds)
 Barbara-Ann provides a wide range of services to trustees and employers including scheme funding, accounting disclosures, and PPF related work. Her clients vary in size and cover a wide range of industries. She provides clear, concise advice in a friendly manner that supports her clients to fulfil their duties.

 Chris Binns (Investment Consulting, Leeds)
 Chris provides a full range of investment advice to trustee boards and sponsoring companies of DB and DC pension schemes. His extensive experience, clear advice and pragmatic approach have helped him to become a trusted consultant to a wide range of DB and DC pension schemes ranging in size from £2 million to £2 billion+.

 Jon Worthington (Actuarial Consulting, Liverpool)
 Jon advises trustees of a wide range of DB pension schemes including ongoing schemes, wind ups and schemes in the PPF assessment period. He also provides clear advice on funding matters, including schemes with struggling employers and those involved in detailed negotiations regarding a company sale.

 Martin Willis (Employer Consulting, Cheltenham)
 Martin provides advice and consultancy support to corporate and trustee bodies in relation to their defined contribution pension arrangements. This includes scheme design, ongoing governance and member engagement. He currently advises and provides support in relation to implementation and on-going services for corporate benefit arrangements.

 Paula Hendry (Pension Administration, Liverpool)
 Paula has a wide range of experience in implementing and administering schemes with varied benefit structures, both ongoing and in the PPF assessment period. She manages communication with both members and trustees to guide them through the various stages of the assessment period.

 Peter Daniels (Investment Consulting, Liverpool)
 Peter is the Head of FM Evaluate at BW. He has considerable experience of the fiduciary management market and helped develop the firm’s fiduciary management oversight and evaluation service (FM Evaluate). He helps trustee boards set investment governance frameworks appropriate for their individual schemes and is a strong believer that an independent advisory function is important in all cases.

 Tim Saxton (SIPP, Cheltenham)
 Tim manages the development of Barnett Waddingham’s SIPP proposition. He leads our SIPP Change Team through an ambitious development program to keep our SIPP proposition fresh and competitive. With over a decade of experience on the front line of client management, Tim has first-hand experience and knowledge of the standards customers expect from us.

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