Appointments update - 3 July 2023

TPT Retirement Solutions has appointed Nicholas Clapp as business development director.

In his new role, Clapp will focus on business growth in his new role, providing particular support on the launch of the group’s new defined benefit (DB) proposition, set to launch in Q4 2023. He joins with extensive experience, having most recently focused on fiduciary management while at Kempen. He also held senior business development and consultancy roles at Hymans Robertson and what is now XPS Pensions. Commenting on his appointment, Clapp stated: “I’m delighted to join TPT at such a pivotal time for the business. I’m looking forward to engaging with interested schemes and sponsors to discuss how our new offering can improve outcomes for their scheme members.”

Aon has announced the appointment of Lara Badgery to its UK defined contribution (DC) team as a client manager.

Badgery returns to Aon after initially joining the company as a graduate within its wealth business in 2017. In between, she managed relationships at Federated Hermes, most recently within the consultant relations team and the wider institutional business. Joining the London office, Badgery will be primarily focused on the Aon MasterTrust. Commenting on her appointment, Aon partner and workplace client leader, Louise Wheeler, said: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Lara back to Aon. Her exceptional client relationship and strategic management skills, as well as her broad background in both DC and DB investment, will be a valuable asset for the DC Solutions team.”

Standard Life has appointed Andrew Pearson as head of financial education and communication.

Pearson brings over 25 years’ experience to the role, and will be responsible for developing personal finance educational tools and resources and increasing member engagement. He joins from PR agency, KBPR, having also led KPMG’s pension communications and engagements teams prior to this. Commenting on his appointment, Standard Life managing director for workplace, Gail Izat, stated: “Andrew’s appointment highlights our commitment to supporting members throughout their financial lives. Saving enough for retirement is crucial but it sits as part of a wider approach to lifelong financial wellbeing. Auto-enrolment has brought millions of people into the pensions system, but the side effect has been a sense of inertia, with many people interacting rarely, if ever, with their pension and falling at risk of both under-saving as well as approaching retirement without the knowledge needed to make good decisions at retirement.”

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