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28 February 2023
Experienced Trustee Secretary and governance expert, Russell Davies, has joined Barnett Waddingham’s thriving Pension Executive & Management Services (PEMS) team. As a Principal he will lead client delivery teams, develop the governance client portfolio and join the board setting the strategy of the PEMS team.
Russ joins BW from Isio and has 23 years’ experience in pensions, starting his career in administration before moving into consultancy and client management roles. He has carried out the role of Secretary to the Trustees for several years in a consulting environment and previously in an in-house role with the logistics business Wincanton.
“The BW culture that everyone talks about is a great fit to my personal values and their reputation as the best governance services provider in the market was very enticing.” Russ Davies PRINCIPAL AND SENIOR CONSULTANT, BARNETT WADDINGHAM
In addition to his client work Russ will lead the internal people side of the business and also expand BW’s existing presence in the south west from our Bristol office.
Russ Davies, Principal and Senior Consultant, said: “I am delighted to be joining the Pension Executive & Management Services team at Barnett Waddingham at such an exciting time of growth.
“I thrive on building solid and long-standing relationships with the clients I work with, which results in me being viewed as a trusted advisor. My approach is pragmatic and thorough and there are lots of ways we can help our clients in the ‘new code’ environment.
“I also very much enjoy helping people develop in their roles and trusting my team is as important to me as clients trusting me. The BW culture that everyone talks about is a great fit to my personal values and their reputation as the best governance services provider in the market was very enticing.
“I am really looking forward to being part of the Pension Executive & Management Services leadership team to continue the momentum of its amazing growth and help take it to the next level.”
“(Russ’s) focus on forming and maintaining great relationships with clients and colleagues is a perfect fit to our culture and his experience further enhances the support we can provide to clients.” Paul Jayson PARTNER AND HEAD OF PEMS, BARNETT WADDINGHAM
The PEMS team are 50+ experts in the management of pension schemes, providing a market leading service in all aspects of strategic support and oversight, operational management, business as usual governance activities and project management services.
Paul Jayson, Partner and Head of PEMS, said: “Russ is a fantastic addition to our business. His focus on forming and maintaining great relationships with clients and colleagues is a perfect fit to our culture and his experience further enhances the support we can provide to clients.
“He will be a valuable asset to our leadership team and will strengthen our offering in the south west.”Source: Barnett Waddingham
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