Appointments update 31 March 2022

Heywood Pension Technologies has appointed Chris Connelly as head of propositions and Chris McGraw as business development manager.

Connelly, who won this year’s Pensions Age Pensions Personality of the Year award, joins with 30 years of experience having previously held senior roles at NatWest, Fidelity, Aon, and Equiniti. He has also worked on several industry initiatives, including The Pension Regulator’s data quality and record keeping guidelines. He is currently a member of the Pension Administration Standards Association (Pasa) Pensions Dashboards Working Group and represents Pasa within the Pensions Dashboards Programme. McGraw has worked in senior positions in the financial services software and fintech sectors, specialising in retail banking, life and pensions, wealth management, lending, and funds administration.

Redington has named Sylvia Pozezanac as its CEO, subject to regulatory approval.

Pozezanac joins Redington from Mercer UK, where she was president and CEO. She bring more than 30 years of international experience in retirement, investment consulting and insurance to her new role. She succeeds Mitesh Sheth, who left Redington in December 2021. As CEO, Pozezanac will lead Redington’s “continued purposeful growth and strategic expansion” in existing and new markets.

Isio has appointed Vito Faircloth as its first chief digital officer.

Faircloth will lead the firm’s expanded digital and transformational strategy. Having joined the organisation in March 2020 as Isio’s head of digital solutions, he has built a “strong digital and transformation team” that has delivered several technological advances, including bespoke modelling platforms, data interrogation and visualisation tools, and member engagement solutions. Isio stated that his blend of consultancy and digital experience will enable him to deliver innovative solutions that are focused on delivering exceptional service and solving client challenges.

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