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NAPF makes key new hires
19 May 2014
Creates internal business development team and appoints policy and research head
The UK National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has
appointed Jackie Wells as head of policy and research, and
Alison Binks as head of business development.
Binks’ appointment coincides with the introduction
of an internal business development team.
Julian Mund, commercial services director, said in a statement
that the new team would help the NAPF to build closer
relationships with its members.
"This role provides a great opportunity to establish an
internal business development team that can help the NAPF grow
its commercial activities," said Binks.
Wells will focus on ensuring that the views of members and
interests of pension scheme members are well-represented.
She said: "I am excited to be joining an organisation that is
supportive of workplace pensions and look forward to helping
members respond to recent policy changes in a way that ensures
their continued success in delivering good outcomes to scheme
Before joining the NAPF Wells led a range of consultancy
projects for the UK Financial Conduct Authority, previously
known as the Financial Services Authority, in as well as
government departments and other not-for-profit organisations.
She also led consultancy teams working with the Department for
Work & Pensions on the Pensions Commission reforms as well
as with providers and schemes on the impact of auto-enrolment.
Binks joins from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and
Accountancy (Cipfa) where she developed and led its business
development team. Before that she spent seven years in
management consultancy at RSM Bentley Jennison.