Barnett Waddingham appoints six new partners

To support continued business growth, we are proud to announce the promotion of six of our associates to partners and 12 of our staff to associates.

The new partners are:

Chris Tagg is an experienced pension administrator and client manager for a variety of occupational pension scheme clients. Chris is also the secretary to the trustees for a range of DB, DC and hybrid schemes. Internally, Chris leads our GMP Reconciliation project group – reviewing business needs and strategy around the end of contracting-out.

Helen Turner advises both trustees and employers on a variety of DB pension schemes, and has experience of a wide range of actuarial and consultancy work including valuations, benefit design, corporate accounting work, member communications, wind ups and scheme mergers. Helen is chair of the actuarial committee of the Society of Pension Professionals, which reviews and responds to consultations affecting actuarial work.

John Hoskin has a breadth of both industry and consulting experience with particular expertise in relation to regulation, the management of unit-linked business including unit pricing and significant experience in all pillars of Solvency II. John has held Actuarial Function Holder roles for a number of years and advises boards and senior managers on a wide range of actuarial and business issues.

Neil Davies advises a range of UK businesses on investment matters relating to their DB and DC pension schemes. Neil has expertise in a range of investment and actuarial work including strategic investment advice, investment manager selection, valuations, sustainable investment and expert witness support. He also advises charities on the investment of their charitable funds.

Richard Gibson advises pension scheme trustees and corporate sponsors on managing the risk exposure within their pension arrangements. Richard also provides a full range of services to pension scheme trustees including valuations, longevity analysis, review of actuarial factors and ongoing financial management and governance. He acts as lead advisor on regulated transactions to secure longevity risk.

Zoe Smith is Barnett Waddingham’s Compliance Officer working across the whole business on regulatory, risk and governance matters. Zoe is a member of both the Compliance and Risk forums of the CISI, as well as a member of the Compliance sub-committee of AMPS.

"I am delighted to announce the promotion of six associates to partners this year and 12 staff to associates. Barnett Waddingham is continuing to grow, both in our established markets of pensions and insurance and with our new risk management ventures. We continue to invest in all areas of business, and the breadth of the promotions across the disciplines supports this."
Nick Salter, Senior Partner