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People moves round-up - October

JLT has confirmed the appointment of Peter Ball as managing director of JLT Investment Solutions. The move, which is subject to FSA approval, will see Mr Ball join the executive board of JLT where he will assume responsibility for the Investment Management and Investment Consulting 
business areas.

Prior to joining JLT, Mr Ball was 
head of UK Institutional Business at JP Morgan Asset Management, a position he held for 13 years, and, before that, was head of 
DC business at Fidelity Investments. Mr Ball has also been a senior consultant at Towers Watson.

JLT Investment Consulting has also announced the appointment of Peter Martin as head of manager research. After a long career with Aon Hewitt, 
Mr Martin has joined JLT as a senior investment consultant, based in JLT’s head office in London.

PartnerRe recently announced that Andrew Turnbull has joined the company in the newly-created position of group strategy and 
business development 
officer. Mr Turnbull will report to PartnerRe chief executive officer Costas Miranthis. 
In this position, 
Mr Turnbull will help guide the company’s strategic planning and development, including evaluation of business opportunities.

Mr Turnbull 
has more than 
21 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry in a variety of underwriting 
and actuarial roles. Most recently he served as chief actuary and chief operating officer of Torus Insurance. Prior to that, 
Mr Turnbull was the chief operating officer and chief underwriting officer of XL Financial Solutions.

Jamie Willis has joined Mercer as a partner in the retirement practice, working for clients across London and the South East. He was previously a partner in the pension team at Deloitte and specialises in advising corporate sponsors of pensions and employee benefit plans.

Mr Willis has over 20 years’ experience as a consultant working on UK and international clients, helping them determine benefit strategy and manage costs and risks. 
He will be based in Mercer’s office in Leatherhead, Surrey.

Mercer has also appointed Phil Howard as a senior associate in its governance and trustee services group. Based in London, Mr Howard 
will consult on operational effectiveness, operational risk and evaluation of sourcing options, as well as using his auto-enrolment knowledge to help clients prepare for employer duties starting in 2012.

Before joining Mercer, Mr Howard was the operational information manager at the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST).

Lucida has announced that 
Ben Bramhall joined the company as a marketing executive, with effect from 
1 September. 
Mr Bramhall joins after seven years at KPMG where he was an associate partner, and prior to that he spent six years at Punter Southall.

MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, has announced the appointment of David Gulland to the executive team and board as chief risk officer. He will be responsible for the investment, finance, actuarial, compliance and risk management functions at the company.

Mr Gulland moves to MGM Advantage from Reinsurance Group of America’s (RGA) UK and Irish business, where he was managing director. Prior to joining RGA, he was an associate partner of the actuarial and insurance solutions business at Deloitte. He has extensive experience within the UK life insurance industry, having worked with a diverse portfolio of clients. This has involved numerous statutory roles as actuarial function holder and reviewing actuary, as well as providing strategic advice to boards on corporate transactions, product development and the implications of regulatory change.

Perry Thomas was recently appointed group chief actuary at HSBC, covering all life and general insurance manufacturing and distribution across the world. He was previously CEO of HSBC’s insurance businesses in Ireland.

Barnett Waddingham has added to its corporate team with the appointment of Andrew Vaughan as a partner. He will advise corporate clients on a variety of issues, including risk reduction exercises and accounting matters.

Barnett Waddingham has also announced a new appointment in its Liverpool office. Steve Elliott joins the investment team as a technical manager from 
Royal Liver. His technical background in pensions, investment, savings and trusts enables him to advise clients on both advisory and discretionary managed portfolios and other investment vehicles.