Appointments update - 23 March 2021

The Money and Pensions Service (Maps) has appointed Alex Heath to its board as a non-executive director.

Heath is the founder of CrowdRating, a screening service for equity crowdfunding investors, chairman of Artfinder and chairman designate of Fairer Finance. “I am delighted to welcome Alex to the Maps board,” said Maps chair, Sir Hector Sants. “Maps, with its stakeholders and partners throughout the UK, is increasingly challenging itself to find new ways to use digital channels to improve people’s financial wellbeing. Alex’s experience of digital innovation will be an invaluable addition to our board.”

Barnett Waddingham has named Ali Tayyebi as a partner.

Tayyebi will be advising defined benefit (DB) schemes across the UK, with a particular focus on large schemes. He held various roles at Mercer during 30 years with the firm, including leader of the northern region offices for the retirement business, head of DB risk consulting and chief actuary. Tayyebi has been a scheme actuary for several FTSE 100 sponsored pension schemes, supporting trustees in working with sponsors to design and implement journey plans. He has also supported complex pension scheme restructuring.

Just Group has appointed Kalpana Shah to the role of non-executive director.

Kalpana brings over 25 years of business experience in the insurance and investment industry, and was elected to the governing body of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2019, where she is also a member of its Audit and Risk Committee. Just Group chair, John Hastings-Bass, commented: “I am pleased that Kalpana will become a non-executive director of Just Group. She has considerable commercial and insurance experience which will benefit our group and I look forward to welcoming her to the board.”

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