Barnett Waddingham appoints first Managing Partner to drive future growth

Published by Nick Salter on

We are delighted to appoint Marcus Whitehead as our first Managing Partner to lead an ongoing programme of growth and development across the whole business – covering consultancy across risk, pensions, investment and insurance.

Joining us in 2002, Marcus has been with the firm for over 15 years; having held a series of senior positions in this time. A qualified actuary, he has been consulting for 30 years across a wide range of investment and pensions issues.

“Marcus has been a dynamic and dedicated partner of the firm for many years. His ongoing commitment to our continued success and development makes him a perfect fit for this new role to lead growth and ensure a joined up approach to opportunities across the business. He has excelled at Barnett Waddingham over the last decade, developing our Investment Consulting practice into one of the top-rated investment consultancies in the UK. I have great confidence in his ability to lead the continued evolution of our client services.”
Nick Salter, Senior Partner


“In this new role I will strive to ensure that Barnett Waddingham continues to add extra value across all that we do for our clients. We have a truly special culture at Barnett Waddingham, taking great pride in our approach of doing the right thing – we cherish this and believe it ensures the best possible service levels to our clients, going beyond their expectations. Our wide variety of clients each have their own challenges and risks, and we take great pride in helping each of them to solve and manage these complex challenges as a growing, dynamic and innovative organisation.”
Marcus Whitehead, Managing Partner


Following Marcus’s promotion, we are pleased to announce that Alex Pocock will take over from Marcus as the new Head of Investment Consulting.

Alex has experience leading some of the largest DC and DB schemes in the UK, including several well-known, large master trusts and a number of standalone schemes. This range of experience enables him to tailor solutions to schemes with varying governance needs and to share best practice across DC and DB clients.

“I can’t think of anyone better to pass on the baton of Head of Investment Consulting to. Alex is a great strategic thinker, who also lives our culture of ‘do the right thing’, he is just the person to continue to drive forward the work of the Investment Consulting team.”
Marcus Whitehead, Managing Partner


"As a founding member of the Investment Practice in 2007, I am relishing the challenge of driving the Investment Consulting practice to even greater success in its second decade."
Alex Pocock, Head of Investment Consulting