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  • Graeme Muir

    Graeme Muir

    Partner and Head of Public Sector

  • To support continued growth across our Public Sector Consulting services we welcome senior consultant Jeff Houston to the team. 


    Jeff has been appointed to provide pensions advice and support to Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) clients and other public sector pension schemes to further develop BW’s public sector consulting offering. Jeff will be assisting the BW team on a consultancy basis as they identify the needs of the LGPS market, develop solutions to support LGPS funds meet their objectives and influence policy in the public sector pensions arena.

    Jeff has a wealth of technical knowledge and expertise in the public service pension industry and joins BW with over 40 years of pensions experience including over 10 years as Head of Pensions at the Local Government Association and 17 years in a variety of senior roles at the London Pension Fund Authority.

    Jeff will be based in the Cheltenham office and joins on 1 April. 

    "The industry is continuously changing and adapting to new challenges and a never ending stream of regulations. It will be exciting to work with an organisation like BW which can provide free thinking consideration of the impacts these changes can have."
    Jeff Houston Senior Consultant, Barnett Waddingham

    Jeff Houston, Senior Consultant at BW, said; “I am really looking forward to getting my feet under the table at BW, an organisation I know well and respect, and grateful to have the opportunity to remain involved with a scheme that has almost literally been my life.

    “The industry is continuously changing and adapting to new challenges and a never ending stream of regulations. Climate, McCloud and Levelling Up are just three of many with no doubt more to come. It will be exciting to work with an organisation like BW which can provide free thinking consideration of the impacts these changes can have across the LGPS while helping its clients develop their own bespoke solutions.”

    Graeme Muir, Partner and Head of Public Sector Consulting at BW, said; “Jeff is one of the best known individuals in public sector pensions and we are delighted that he is joining BW. He will continue to be a huge support to the LGPS and the wider public sector marketplace and our clients and our team will benefit from his expertise.  

    To support the increase in client demand BW will continue recruiting a significant number of talented people across all business areas and offices over the next 12 months. BW is looking to find the very best talent and expertise to further support its growth and ambition as it continues to thrive.

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