Punter Southall Aspire, the workplace savings and pensions business, has boosted its DC Pensions team with the appointment of Sarah Culver as an Associate Director. Sarah will be responsible for advising clients on all aspects of their defined contribution scheme design, implementation, communication and ongoing governance.
Sarah brings to the role nineteen years of pension industry experience, including nine years spent as a DC pension consultant. She joins the company from Mercer where she spent just under four years working as a DC Consultant. Prior to this, she was a Client Relationship Manager at Willis Towers Watson and also worked for Punter Southall DC Consulting for nine years until 2010.
In addition to client responsibilities, Sarah will help to develop the company’s pension proposition and manage key relationships with providers.
Commenting on her new role Sarah said: “I am proud to be returning to the Punter Southall Group by joining Punter Southall Aspire. It is an exciting company which has achieved rapid growth since it was set up almost two years ago. Having worked in the industry for many years, I believe its approach is both refreshing and different in the industry.”
“A great example is its Next Generation Savings vision launched last month which offers companies new ways of engaging employees with workplace pensions. It offers a mixture of social media, digital communications, online tools and financial education to encourage employees to interact regularly with their savings and I am looking forward to introducing this to our clients.”
Steve Butler, Chief Executive, PunterSouthall Aspire said: “Sarah brings tremendous industry experience and knowledge to the company, as well as an engaging personality that clients love. The UK’s complex pension environment challenges many of our corporate clients. We want to help companies navigate through the complexities by providing advice about governance and investments and by improving their pensions communications and engagement through concepts such as Next Generation Savings. Sarah will play a major role in helping us achieve these goals.”