19th November 2009, London: JLT Benefit Solutions Ltd (JLT) has appointed Michele Byford as Regional Director, heading up operations for JLT's Manchester, Bristol and Exeter offices.
Ian Robinson, COO, JLT, says "As JLT clients continue to require more complex and varied administration solutions Michele will bring an important breadth and depth of experience to our administration centres of excellence in Manchester, Bristol and Exeter. With experience in scheme transition, administration, annuities and payroll management Michele exemplifies the new breed of pensions professional that clients truly value".
Michele has 11 years experience leading life and pension customer services and administration teams at Prudential. Most recently she was Operations Director at Paternoster managing the in house operations team and ensuring a positive customer experience for all scheme members at every stage of their pension administration life cycle.
Michele Byford, Regional Administration Director, JLT, says "These continue to be challenging times in the pension industry and the importance of administration for both corporate and members can not be under estimated. I am really pleased to be working with the great team at JLT and look forward to working with current and new JLT clients".
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About JLT Benefit Solutions Limited
JLT Benefit Solutions Limited (JLT) is one of the UK's leading employee benefit providers offering a wide range of benefit and pension services, including administration, actuarial and pension consultancy, investment, wealth management, Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs), Small Self Administered Schemes (SSASs) flexible benefits, healthcare, benefit communciation and financial education.
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, JLT employs over 1000 professional staff in 10 offices in the UK with revenues of some £87.6min 2008. JLT supplies the pension administration for over 1 million members, paying £750m in pensions every year. Through its Healthcare businesses JLT places cover for a ¼ million people each year.
Other pensions and employee benefits companies within the JLT group of companies include: Profund Solutions Limited, Independent Trustee Services Limited and Pension Capital Strategies Limited.
JLT Benefit Solutions Ltd is part of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. As well as being a major provider of employee benefits services and related consultancy advice the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group of companies is a leading risk management adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and is the largest European-headquartered company providing these services and is one of the largest firms of its type in the world. It operates out of more than 120 offices in over 36 countries and employs more than 5500 personnel.