Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Paul Brice as Partner in its Pensions Advisory team.
Paul Brice joins the firm bringing with him extensive experience and knowledge developed over the course of his career. This included working for RPMI, the executive company of one of the largest and most complex multi-employer pension schemes, the Railway Pension Scheme; and in-practice at KPMG where he was Partner for 11 years.
Whilst leading the in-house employer covenant team at RPMI, Paul initiated the formation of the Employer Covenant Working Group (ECWG) and was its first Chair. He has also contributed from an employer covenant perspective to an Integrated Risk Management (IRM) working party for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Paul took a leading role in the development of IRM approaches at RPMI and contributed extensively to recent IRM guidance issued by the ECWG, in addition to other practice papers.
In his new role at Grant Thornton, Paul will utilise his unique and extensive skillset to expand the team’s sector offering during a time of exceptional growth.
Commenting on his appointment, Paul said: “I am delighted to be joining Grant Thornton’s Pensions Advisory team and am committed to helping the firm further enhance its reputation as a sector leader, building on the great work done by Keith Hinds and his team to date.
“I look forward to helping clients meet the demands and navigate the challenges facing the sector.”
Neil Knights, Partner and Head of UK Pensions, added: “It’s great to welcome Paul to the firm where he will join Keith Hinds and our highly regarded Pensions Advisory team. This is an exciting period of growth for the team and Paul’s appointment will enable us to further strengthen our offering and presence in the sector.
“I am also delighted to continue to work closely with Phil Green who has recently been promoted to Director. Phil is an asset to the team with over 13 years’ experience advising trustees, employers and regulatory authorities on the strength of employer covenant. Since being with the firm, he has completed secondments with both the Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund.
“These investments in the team mean we can continue to meet the increasing demands for trustees, corporate sponsors and the regulatory authorities to manage the complexities and challenges of funding pension schemes through the provision of de-risking and robust covenant advice.”