Appointments update - 16 February 2024

Canada Life has announced the appointment of Shreyas Sridhar as business development director of bulk purchase annuities.

He joins from Legal and General, where he was head of reinsurance and international development as part of their pension risk transfer business. “This is an exciting time to join a global company with an enviable heritage and a clearly stated ambition to drive significant growth in the bulk annuities space, while being given the opportunity to make my mark very quickly in a new role,” Sridhar stated. Adding to this, Canada Life managing director, Tim Coulson, said: “Shreyas brings a wealth of experience to this newly created role at Canada Life, and is a great addition to the team. Shreyas will help us deliver on our ambition to become a market-leading provider of pension de-risking solutions.”

Isio has appointed three new partners, Claire Whittaker, Girish Menezes and James Keclik.

Whittaker and Keclik are part of Isio’s actuarial and consulting team, while Menezes has over 25 years of expertise in business strategy, proposition development, sales, and operational delivery. Isio chief executive, Andrew Coles, said: “Since becoming independent in 2020, we have appointed 23 new partners, demonstrating our commitment to investment for our growth and creating progression and opportunities for our people. Claire, Girish and James all have excellent track records of helping Isio clients.”

Scottish Widows has appointed three new members to the Master Trust Strategist Committee, Graeme Bold, Sharon Bellingham and Emma Watkins.

Bold is workplace savings director at the firm and became the committee chair on 1 February 2024, replacing Jackie Leiper, who was a founding member of the committee in 2018. Bold is also a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a member of Scottish Widows’ Independent Governance Committee. Bellingham brings 30 years of DC pension experience and is the company’s master trust and IGC lead. She is also a PLSA master trust committee member and chairs the ABI master trust working group. Watkins joins with 25 years experience in the industry and is Scottish Widows managing director of retirement and longstanding. She also sits on the boards for PASA and the Centre for Health and the Public Interest.

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