NAPF makes key new hires

NAPF makes key new hires

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 members.”

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.