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Vidett expands-UK team with four new appointments

Vidett, a UK leading professional trustee and pension governance firm, has expanded its UK team, making four new hires.

 

Nick Prouvost joins as client director in Manchester and will help Vidett provide a range of professional trustee services to clients, including investment strategy and endgame execution and planning. He joins from PwC where he was a senior manager in the investment team working with schemes ranging in size from £50m to £500m. He also assisted trustees with managing their investment strategies and helped schemes prepare and implement full scheme buy-outs. Prior to this, he worked at Deloitte and JLT in investment consultant roles.

 

In Scotland, Ian Shand joins as a manager to support Vidett’s professional trustees. He will focus on governance, pensions secretarial and project tasks and is also part of a team implementing The Pension Regulator’s general code requirements for clients.

Ian has a wealth of experience working with schemes, ranging from the very small to the very large (c£4bn). He started his career in pension administration for a large public sector scheme, and later joined Mercer, before moving into client management, governance and trustee support roles at TDC, Dalriada Trustees, Barnett Waddingham and most recently, Broadstone.

 

Rose Taylor joins in London as an assistant manager, supporting client directors and managers with secretarial and governance tasks for a portfolio of clients. Prior to joining she spent almost 10 years at DHL, progressing from pensioner services administrator to pensioner services team leader, managing a team of seven, and ensuring scheme responsibilities were met for the retired members of the DHL Group Retirement Plan.

 

In Reading, Christine Denys has been appointed as an accounts assistant in Reading to oversee the accounts payable function, managing and processing all supplier invoices, expenses, credit cards and outstanding debt. She joins from a start up in the retail industry called Situ Live, where she progressed to become their management accountant. She has also worked in the finance department at construction firm, Ward Williams Associates.

 

Commenting on the appointments, Wayne Phelan, Co-Chief Executive at Vidett, said:Vidett has recruited some exceptionally talented individuals. Nick’s investment knowledge, strong presentation and consulting skills enable him to understand and explain investment products in a way that people less familiar with the investment world can understand which our clients will value hugely.  Ian has great experience of working with different sized schemes, plus his involvement in GMPe projects, buy-in/buy-out, PPF transfers and other bespoke projects will prove invaluable.

 Rose brings us experience of dealing with discretionary death benefit cases, lump sum payments, projects, DB work and conducting training sessions and Christine will play a vital role supporting the finance team and ensuring its smooth running. We wish them all every success in their new roles.”

 

Vidett is a privately owned business, independent from any other provider of services to corporate pension and employee benefit schemes. With an unrivalled knowledge bank to support client needs, Vidett currently looks after over 475 clients with total assets in excess of £142bn and over 2.5 million scheme members.