Xafinity PLC (LON:XAF) announces the appointment of Mark Barlow to continue the growth of the pensions business. He joins from PwC where he was an Actuary specialising in advising companies on managing their pension scheme liabilities and will be based in Leeds.
Mark has over 13 years’ experience in the pensions sector and is passionate about effective communication with members having led many exercises to communicate pensions change. Mark has a broad range of experience that he will be able to draw on with his clients at Xafinity, including advising on pensions aspects of corporate transactions, working on secondment with a £20bn pension scheme and advising banks on managing their pension arrangements.
Paul Cuff, co-CEO of Xafinity plc said: “We were really pleased when Mark decided to leave PwC and join our growing team. His no nonsense approach and forward thinking will be a great asset to the Xafinity Group and will help us to drive our ambition to change the way pension schemes are advised, building on the recent success of Xafinity as one of the UK’s leading specialists in pensions and employee benefits. His work will see him aiding scheme members to access their benefits with the full flexibilities that freedom and choice allow, something that as a firm we are passionate about.”
Mark Barlow, said: “I have been very impressed with Xafinity and what the new management team has achieved, especially since the IPO. The culture is very different from its peers and that was an exciting prospect for me. The pensions sector is changing quickly and I am looking forward to working within a business that is disrupting accepted practice and helping trustees and companies make a difference for members.”