Spence & Partners Limited, who are fast building a reputation as a dynamic and progressive force in the actuarial and pension consulting market in Scotland and Northern Ireland, have managed to secure the services of Ian Campbell, BSc, FFA, a senior actuary with decades of experience at the highest level of the profession.
His appointment as director responsible for actuarial services enhances the strength, gravitas and professional integrity of the Spence & Partners team which, under Managing Director Brian Spence, has built up an unrivalled reputation in a fiercely competitive sector.
Ian, who graduated with first class honours in mathematics from Glasgow University in 1974, brings with him a depth of experience in vital areas such as funding and investment issues, scheme restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.
He became a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries in 1979 and by 1989 had risen to the position of Assistant General Manager within FS Assurance Limited as well as non-executive director of FS Investment Managers.
From1989 until 2009, Ian was a consulting actuary with Mercer and its predecessor companies Sedgwick and Sedgwick Noble Lowndes, advising trustees and corporates on a range of pension and employee benefit issues. He has held a formal “Scheme Actuary” role since 1997.
Brian Spence said: “The team and I are delighted to have been able to attract someone of Ian’s outstanding track record and experience. He has extensive expertise in delivering high quality advice to both trustees and companies.
“Ian’s knowledge of scheme wind-ups and ‘end-game’ consulting generally – including buy-out and buy-in consulting and advising trustees on all the management issues which they face – will be of immense benefit to our clients and the firm as a whole.
“He will also be instrumental in dealing with interaction with the PPF and tPR on our numerous statutory appointments as well as advising trustees and companies generally on risk management and governance. We are very pleased to welcome him on board.”
Ian said: “It is a pleasure to join a firm which is not only wholly professional but also so clearly dedicated to the interests of its clients. I’m greatly looking forward to becoming a part of the team and helping ensure continued success.”