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Pensions movers and shakers

07 April 2017

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Pensions auditor Karen Tasker has been promoted to partner at audit, tax, and consulting firm RSM.

Tasker joined the company as a senior manager in 2006 before being promoted to director in 2014 and has more than 20 years' experience in the pensions sector.

Currently RSM's lead for defined contribution schemes, Tasker is also chair of the DC PRAG working party.
The RSM pensions team has 150 members and works with more than 500 pensions schemes, 18 of which hold assets of more than £1bn.

Tasker's promotion brings the number of partners in RSM's pensions team to 13.

Ian Bell, RSM's head of pensions said: 'Karen is a well-respected member of our pensions team and highly regarded in the pensions sector.

"Her promotion to partner is thoroughly deserved and I'm delighted that she will now play an even more important role in helping our clients meet their ever-increasing regulatory and compliance obligations."

RSM was recently named Pensions Accountancy Firm of the Year at the 2017 Pensions Age awards.

Meanwhile, Julian Weston has joined pensions specialist Momentum Pensions, as business development manager for the east of England and home counties.

Weston joins the company from Vitality and is the latest appointment in Momentum's expansion programme.

John McCreadie, head of sales (UK) at Momentum Pensions, said: "Julian has built up a depth of specialist knowledge that is arguably among the best in the industry.

Hiring people of this standard is key to our growth as we remain committed to delivering the best possible service standards to our IFA partners as we continue to expand in the UK."

Paul Wright was recently appointed to the firm's board as director and head of operations (UK), while John McCreadie joined as head of sales (UK) and Danielle Walters joined as Business Development Manager for London and the South-East.

First published 07.04.2017

Lindsay.sharman@wilmingtonplc.com