Appointments update 22 September 2022

Isio has announced the promotion of three new partners.

Richard Birkin, Andrew Craig and Calum Brunton Smith have all been promoted to the role of partner, and will each take on specific roles to enhance Isio’s position in existing markets and support growth in new areas. Birkin will take on a new role heading up the Birmingham office, leading the defined contribution (DC) consultancy team, and Craig, based in the new Bristol office, will be driving the organisation’s new Reward and Benefits offering. Brunton Smith, meanwhile, will focus on Isio’s investment advisory businessfrom the Glasgow office.

Capital Cranfield has appointed Anna Lees-Jones as a professional trustee.

She brings more than a decade of experience to the role, coming from an investment background, which began with an initial specialisation in the credit market as a fund manager. Lees-Jones also previously served as a co-opted member of the TPT Retirement Solutions arrangement Investment Committee for six years.

Pi Consulting has appointed Kirstin Spanos as scheme secretary and governance specialist.

Spanos has over 20 years’ experience in the finance and pensions industry, including a significant amount of time at The Pensions Regulator, where he was one of the leaders of the master trust authorisation team. Commenting on the appointment, Pi Consulting head of trustee executive services, Lisa Riordan, highlighted master trusts as “an important area of development for Pi”, adding: “We already have extensive experience in his market and Kirstin will help us develop this expertise further. We are delighted that Kirstin has chosen to join us, and we very much look forward to working with him”.

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