Appointments update – 25 September 2023

Aon has hired Leah Evans as a partner in its UK risk settlement team.

Evans started her career at Aon and has advised trustees and corporates on risk management issues for more than 15 years. She joined Mercer in 2007 and worked for the consultancy for nearly 14 years, most recently as a partner and strategic pensions adviser. In 2021, Evans moved to EY, where she led its pension risk transfer team, before joining Aon. Aon noted that Evans would bring a wealth of experience in risk transfer projects, as well as in advising on bulk annuity insurers and reinsurers.

Apex Group has appointed Nigel Modlinsky and Anna Smithson as professional trustees.

Modlinsky has more than 20 years of experience in pensions and employee benefits, and is a qualified actuary. He joins Apex Group from Law Debenture, where he was head of professional corporate sole trustee. Prior to Law Debenture, he spent eight years working in-house for Manchester Airport Group, and also held roles at XPS Pensions Group and PwC. Smithson joins with over 30 years of pensions experience in a wide range of roles, from in-house pensions manager to senior consultant. Most recently, Smithson was project manager at Buck working on its GMP equalisation project.

LCP has announced the appointment of Amlan Roy and Mark Watts to its investment team.

Roy will be working primarily in the sovereign wealth space as a senior adviser, brining almost four decades of experience across investment banking, asset management, academia and policymaking with him. He was previously senior managing director and head of global research at State Street Global Advisors, and managing director and head of global demographics & pensions at Credit Suisse. Watts joins LCP as a partner and will be supporting its investment clients, with an immediate focus on helping them navigate the energy transition and ensuring they are deploying their capital effectively. He has served on a number of boards in both executive and non-executive positions, and has chaired the FCA’s DB and DC Pension Plan Risk and Audit Committee, and the Responsible Investment Working Group.

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