Appointments update - 6 October 2022

Hymans Robertson has appointed Lara Desay as a partner and risk transfer specialist.

Desay joins from Scottish Widows, where she was head of origination and operations for the bulk annuity team and played a key role in a number of significant risk transfer transactions, including £15bn of transactions between the Lloyds Banking Group pension scheme and Scottish Widows. She also led the execution of Scottish Widows’ largest transaction to date, the £880m buy-in with the Littlewoods Pension Scheme, as well as the £510m transaction with the Aon Retirement Plan.

Pensions for Purpose has announced two senior leadership appointments.

Martin Pattinson has been appointed as director and place-based impact investing forum lead, while David Brown has been appointed to the newly created role of director and training lead. Pattinson and Brown have both previously held senior leadership roles in the asset management and pensions industries, and Pattinson has been working with Pensions for Purpose as an adviser since March 2022.

Standard Life has appointed Rachel Haworth, Jo Hill, and Andrew Milligan to its Independent Governance Committee (IGC).

Hill, a director of market intelligence, data and analysis at the Financial Conduct Authority, joined the IGC in June 2022, replacing Sheila Gunn who retired from the committee in January 2022. Milligan also joined in June and will replace Ingrid Kirby, one of the original members of the IGC, who will retire from the committee at the end of September this year. Haworth, meanwhile, joined the committee in August 2022 and will replace Venetia Trayhurn, who steps down in November 2022.

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