Hymans Robertson has appointed Shani McKenzie as head of sole trustee services.
McKenzie’s new role will see her oversee the firm’s DB solo trustee services to existing and future professional trustee customers, recognising the increasing expansion of sole trusteeship and its influence on service offering.
McKenzie has advised DB trustee and corporate clients ranging from non-professional boards to solitary trustees since joining Hymans in 2007. He is a client director and actuary. McKenzie will manage the firm’s sole trustee partnerships with professional trustee companies and oversee the internal delivery of services to sole trustee customers in this new post.
Hymans Robertson head of pensions Richard Shackleton says: “With Shani’s experience of advising clients, and knowledge of the professional trustee market, she will bring extensive skills and leadership to delivering an outstanding service for our growing sole trustee clients. Shani will play a key role in navigating the evolution of these services, being adaptable to change, while providing robust advice.”
McKenzie says: “As a firm we recognise that the growth of sole trusteeship increases the professionalisation of pension schemes and can introduce a new dynamic to trustee, advisor and sponsor relations. I am really pleased to take on this role to lead and develop our sole trustee services supporting our highly experienced teams to stay abreast of the market needs and evolve these services. I’m passionate about taking a collaborative approach to client relations, working together with the aim of better outcomes for members, and I look forward to bringing this to my new role.”
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