People Moves - September 2019
Aon announces new UK partners
As pensions operations director, Lorraine Boucher is responsible for the delivery of service within Aon’s Pensions Administration team, this includes pensions administration, pension payroll, treasury, accounts, the service centre and project work from the firm’s three locations in Birmingham, Sheffield and Krakow.
Based in Birmingham and with over 20 years’ experience in the pensions industry, all of them with Aon, Paul Crocker is a senior client lead and scheme actuary. His responsibilities cover clients, people and business development. Those clients cover a broad range of industries and range in size from funds of £50 million to over £2 billion. He also leads the trustee advisory team in Aon’s Birmingham office.
Anthony Poole is responsible for McLagan’s European Asset Management business within Aon Reward Solutions. He advises all types of asset management organisations on compensation matters from pay levels through to incentive plan design and regulatory guidance. These organisations include diversified asset managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, real estate firms and pension funds.
Based in Bristol, Matthew Richardson leads the office’s UK Retirement Corporate Consulting practice. He advises corporate clients on a wide variety of pension scheme issues and sits on the Corporate Consulting management team. He is also a member of Aon’s specialist UK Retirement M&A team, advising corporate and private equity clients on pensions and benefits matters during M&A transactions.
Martin Stark leads Aon’s Trustee Retirement Consulting team in the firm’s Farnborough office. He has 20 years’ experience of actuarial and pensions consulting and is a scheme actuary and client relationship manager to a diverse portfolio of clients. Outside his own clients, he provides strategic advice on special projects, such as benefit rectification.
Matthew Ward is head of the Incentives Legal Team in Aon Rewards Solutions, a team of specialist legal professionals which focuses exclusively on the legal and technical aspects impacting equity (or cash) incentive plan design and operation. Matt’s team enables Aon to provide a fully integrated service from advisory through to implementation (including plan rule drafting and global law due diligence) and operational guidance.
Tom Yorath leads the advice to some of the UK’s largest pension scheme sponsors as well as a number of multinationals with funds totalling more than £50 billion. Based in the firm’s Epsom office, Tom heads up Aon’s GMP Equalisation team having acted as an expert witness in the Lloyds case during 2018. He is a regular commentator and speaker at industry events on this issue.
Head of retirement & investment EMEA, Michael Clare, at Aon, said: “It’s always a pleasure to announce our new partners. Our latest group reflects the breadth of our business, both in terms of the range of our work and advice and in the locations from which we operate. They have achieved much already for both our clients and the firm and I am confident that they will continue to excel.”