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Dalriada appoint senior actuary Sarah Brough as trustee

Sarah joins Dalriada from the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) where she was Deputy Chief Actuary (Funded Schemes). She has more than 25 years’ experience in advising defined benefit pension schemes in the public and private sector through various senior management roles at GAD.

In addition to Sarah’s funded scheme work, she is the Chair of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) Lifelong Learning Committee and a member of the IFoA’s Pension Board. She is also a voluntary board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Audit and Risk committee.

Dalriada has grown its team of professional trustees across the UK by 12 in the last year, as the demand for experienced and knowledgeable trustees on pension boards grows. The firm expects to make further professional trustee and support role appointments over the coming year to keep pace with this demand.

Commenting on the appointment, Tom Lukic, Chair at Dalriada, said: “Sarah is an excellent addition to our team, she brings more than 25 years’ experience of advising trustee boards and public sector employers. Sarah will add another layer of expertise to our growing team of professional trustees that help govern the wide range of schemes with which we work.”

Sarah Brough commented: “I was particularly attracted to the diversity of the skills that Dalriada can offer cl...Read More

XPS Pensions Group appoints new Head of Covenant

Whilst at KPMG, Elen undertook a twelve month client secondment to The Pensions Trust to establish and build their internal covenant team. Alongside extensive experience with single employer schemes, she also has significant experience in advising complex groups and multi-employer schemes.

Elen, Head of Covenant said “This is a fantastic opportunity and I am excited to join such a great team at a time of significant growth. Understanding employer covenant, particularly in the current environment, has never been more important and I look forward to strengthening and developing our existing covenant offering to provide effective solutions for clients. I have been really impressed by XPS Pensions Group, its reputation in the market and its depth of expertise.”<...Read More

Redington appoint two new Managing Directors

Andrew Drake, a former PwC partner, brings more than 25 years’ experience in the industry having co-founded River & Mercantile Solutions (previously P-Solve). At PwC he’d had responsibility for the UK pensions investment consultancy business and has extensive experience working with institutional investors to help them achieve their investment goals.

Nick Horsfall joins from the Asset Management Exchange (AMX) where he also acted as a member of the firm’s advisory board. Before this, he was a managing director in Willis Towers Watsons’ investment practice, where he worked for more than 30 years.

Both appointments play a pivotal role in the future growth and development of Redington’s investment consulting capabilities and achieving its overarching miss...Read More

Lights, Camera, Actuary: Spotlight on Paul-André St-Georges

What is your current role, and how did you end up in it?
I am the Senior Manager, Actuarial Finance at Hotels.com, one of the websites owned by Expedia Inc.
Hotels.com has a very successful loyalty program called Hotels.com Rewards and I am responsible for understanding the redemption behaviour of loyalty members and the impact it has on Expedia’s financial results.
I was contacted initially by internal recruiters at Expedia through my Linkedin profile. I had wanted to make a move outside the traditional actuarial world for some time and this unique opportunity came up which offered the chance of a new challenge.Read More

Lifestyle Actuary

Dalriada Trustees Limited (Dalriada), one of the largest providers of professional trustee services to pensions schemes in the UK, has today announced the appointment of Sarah Brough as a professional trustee.

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