Spence & Partners (Spence), one of the leading providers of pensions advisory and data services to pensions schemes in the UK, has today announced the appointment of Tom Pook. Tom has joined from his role as Head of Discontinuance at Mercer.
Tom brings significant experience to the Spence team having spent over 19 years working within discontinuance and end-game advisory teams, the last 13 years of which were with JLT and then Mercer.
Reporting to Alan Collins Head of Trustee Advisory Services, Tom will join Spence’s Scheme Terminations Practice and, alongside Julie-Anne Jones, will jointly lead the Specialist Administration and Actuarial Services Panel (SAASP) work awarded to Spence by the PPF.
Commenting on the appointment, Alan Collins, Head of Trustee Advisory Services at Spence, said: “Tom is an excellent hire for our team. His significant experience and market leading reputation complements our team and reinforces our commitment to delivering the strongest service in the market on PPF assessment period work, which we recognise is likely to be in strong demand during the current challenging economic climate.”
Tom commented “I have been extremely impressed by both the capability and ambition that I have seen within the team at Spence. Spence has been a key firm in the field of PPF Assessment work from the outset and has also firmly established itself as one of the leading providers of services to pensions schemes in the UK. I look forward to working with Julie-Anne and the team and contributing to this effort going forward.”