George Norval

Principal and Senior Pension Management Consultant

George brings a wealth of Pension Manager and Governance experience to Barnett Waddingham and will be working to expand our Trustee Executive Services business.

He will support our largest clients in finding solutions to problems and aid trustee boards in reaching the highest governance standards, including compliance with the new Code. His preferred approach is to work in a collaborative manner, i.e. in true partnership. He thrives in situations which allow him to get involved with a diverse range of pensions projects and activities, offering intellectual challenge. He is adept at finding improvements to models and processes and thinks strategically to resolve issues.


Significant experience:

  • Managing large pensions operations teams and delivering a 'best in class' service
  • Group pensions management - both employer and trustee facing
  • Building a Pensions Governance and Executive professional practice including putting in place infrastructure, hiring and developing talent and determining and progressing initiatives
  • Managing change and restructure within businesses
  • Pension trusteeship
  • Risk benefits, including PHI, Group Life Insurance, Group Income Protection

Other expertise:

  • Trustee Effectiveness
  • Supporting employers during M&A activity
  • Merging pension schemes and trustee boards to increase efficiencies and funding
  • Supporting trustees through significant investment restructuring including de-risking
  • Initiating and chairing DC Governance Committees
  • Full governance services including Trustee Executive Services, Pensions Management and Scheme Secretarial Services
  • Corporate sole trustee services
  • Involvement with development programs of junior team members
"As a Principal in Barnett Waddingham’s Pension Management team, I am delighted to be part of a growing team which serves our clients to the best of our ability. The current team is comprised of exceptional talent from varied backgrounds and I believe that we can grow to be the pre-eminent Governance and Pension Management team in the UK. I very much look forward to being a part of that journey!"
George Norval

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