Appointments update 29 December 2021

Canada Life has appointed Stuart Robinson as chief financial officer.

Robinson joins the business from Aviva, where he has held senior roles in risk, compliance, change and finance since 2010, most recently as interim CEO and managing director of Aviva Equity Release. Alongside this, Canada Life has also named David Germain as chief financial officer. He joins from RSA, where he was CIO, Group UK and International and BAME Committee chair. Both appointments will be effective from Spring 2022, following the respective retirements of Kathryn Bateman and David Bradley.

First Actuarial has announced the appointment of Dale Walmsley as partner.

Walmsley, who specialises in employer advice, was appointed as a partner in recognition of his “significant contribution” to the business, having first joined the company as a pensions actuary over a decade ago in 2011. Prior to this, he also held roles at JLT Employee Benefits and Mercer.

Barnett Waddingham has named David Barnett as principal and senior investment consultant.

In the newly created role, Barnett will be responsible for the overall oversight and management of client’s investments, with his actuarial background expected to bolster his expertise of pension liabilities and issues beyond investment. He has more than 13 years’ experience in the industry, and joins the business from Willis Towers Watson, where he supported UK DB pension schemes of various sizes.

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