Lifestyle Article - Colin Williams to be new MD Pensions and Savings at Phoenix


Phoenix Group announces the appointment of Colin Williams as Managing Director, Pensions and Savings. The appointment signals the strong foundations the firm is putting in place, as it continues to grow a strong and sustainable business that will help even more people on their journey to and through retirement.

 Colin Williams has more than 28 years of executive experience within the industry and has been leading retirement savings businesses since 2001. Most recently Colin served as Managing Director of Aviva’s Workplace Savings and Retirement business and its Financial Advice business, and played an integral role in driving growth of Aviva’s Master Trust proposition, having also been served as a Scheme Strategist. Prior to this, he held executive level positions in Friends Life, Axa Corporate Benefits, Fidelity International and Prudential Assurance. Additionally, Colin was a Non-Executive Director of Sesame Bankhall Group. Colin will be based in London and joins the business in June 2021.

 Commenting, Andy Curran, CEO of Savings and Retirement, UK and Europe said: “Colin is a terrific hire and is absolutely the right leader for Phoenix’s Pensions and Savings business. We are continuing to invest in a market-leading team who will deliver on our growth strategy, placing customers at the heart of everything we do. Colin brings an outstanding leadership track record of delivering successful long-term savings and retirement businesses, and a breadth of business experience that I believe is crucial to accelerate our growth ambitions.”

 Colin Williams said: “I believe Phoenix has a great business model, a clear strategy and a talented management team, which uniquely positions Phoenix to meet the growing and more complex needs of customers, regardless of whether they are saving through their workplace pensions or through individual savings. I’m excited to be joining Phoenix and very much looking forward to being part of this team.”
  

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