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Master Trust hires former Now:Pensions head

20 April 2017

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Salvus Master Trust, a pensions provider that offers workplace pensions to employers in the UK, has appointed Russell Whitmore.

Whitmore will take on a newly-created position – head of strategic delivery, in a move Salvus said signals a renewed commitment to the delivery of a "streamlined digital workplace offering for employers, advisers, payroll professionals and pension members."

Prior to the new appointment, Whitmore was at Now: Pensions where he was head of technical support.

During his time there, he built a risk-focused department with four operational teams and a complaint function.

He has a comprehensive knowledge of the UK pensions landscape, after holding senior positions at Xafinity, Mercer, and Bridge Trustees.

In his new role, reporting into Salvus's managing director Graham Peacock, Whitmore will design and develop support services for pension professionals as part of the organisation's move to become a fully digital workplace.

Peacock said: "2017 is a pivotal year for auto-enrolment with the remainder of small and medium business set to stage this year, and it is also a crucial time for us, as we complete the transition into a fully digital workplace provider.

"Russell's technical expertise, as well as his experience and status in the industry, will be crucial as we look to consolidate our offering and create a streamlined service for those employers providing a workplace pension the first time."

Whitmore said he was looking forward to joining the organisation and driving it forward.

"Salvus has a well-deserved reputation in the industry for both its high-quality pension solutions and its unrivalled commitment to rigorous standards of governance," he said.

Salvus Master Trust for employers meeting their auto enrolment obligations, and for employers with existing pension arrangements.

It can also be used by members to consolidate any previous pensions they might have, bringing multiple pension pots under one roof.

First published 20.04.2017

Lindsay.sharman@wilmingtonplc.com