Jamie Fiveash Set To Join Rising Workplace Pension Star Smart Pension

29 September 2017

Press Release

29 September 2017

Smart Pension press release

Rising workplace pension star Smart Pension has appointed Jamie Fiveash, the chief strategy and marketing officer at The Peoples Pension (TPP) to its top team.

Fiveash, who was one of the Auto Enrolment (AE) pioneers that drove not-for-profit B&CE to go beyond the traditional construction pension market to create TPP in 2012, will join as COO in the new year.

Jamie's appointment comes at a time of expansion for fast-growth fintech firm Smart Pension; earlier this month the workplace pension provider announced it had appointed Claire Altman as its first head of financial services and industry stalwart Andy Cheseldine as independent chair of its trustee board.

Jamie said:

"I am very proud of what was achieved during my many years at B&CE."

"However after 22 years, I felt it was time for a change and I am delighted to be joining Smart Pension at a very exciting time in the company's development. In this digital age, those who can truly put technology at the forefront will win out in the end and Smart Pension is demonstrating it has the capability to disrupt the pensions market for the benefit of all consumers. I am thrilled to be appointed to this role and I am looking forward to the many challenges and opportunities that go with it."

Andrew Evans, co-founder and CEO of Smart Pension, said:

"Jamie is a pioneer. He has taken auto enrolment at TPP through from conception to birth to produce one of the biggest players in the AE market.

"We've always been impressed with Jamie's unswerving drive and ambition as well as his ability to deliver scale and sustainability. This, as well as his work at the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) and his regulatory calibre, delivers to us the credentials and experience we need for Smart Pension's next phase of expansion."

Will Wynne, co-founder and MD said:

"Jamie knows the pensions market inside and out. He lives it and breathes it. We're delighted he's agreed to join our fintech firm as we continue to challenge the market with our technology."

As chief strategy and marketing officer at B&CE, Jamie was most recently responsible for the firm's strategy, marketing and product development. He had previously held a number of other posts including chief operating officer and compliance officer. He was also executive director of People's Financial Services Limited, B&CE Financial Services Limited and B&CE Insurance Limited. He is also a non-executive director of the PLSA and sits on its DC Council.

Smart Pension now sees a business join every seven minutes and welcomes 1,000 new members a day as auto enrolment reaches its final phase of roll out. It now runs workplace pensions for over 60,000 firms and 300,000 members.

The firm's award-winning highly automated platform harnesses time-saving applications to allow fast, seamless auto enrolment with a sign-up and onboarding process that takes just a few minutes from start to finish. It is free to employers and has an AMC-only charging structure for members that is transparent with no upfront or hidden costs.

It is MAF-accredited and has been awarded a 5-star Defaqto rating every year since it was launched. In June is was named as Fintech Innovation of the Year and overall winner in the Digital Leaders 100 Awards.

It has an average score of 4.4 out of 5 in Google reviews from its customers.

ENDS

Notes to editors

ABOUT SMART PENSION:

Smart Pension is a MAF-accredited online auto enrolment provider. Its platform was built specifically to help thousands of small British businesses sign up their employees to a workplace pension scheme, as required by law. Smart Pension was co-founded in 2014 by Andrew Evans, CEO, and Will Wynne, Managing Director, and launched in May 2015. Its Master Trust is overseen by professional trustees with decades of experience supervising large pension schemes. Smart Pension has partnered with Apex Fund Services, one of the world's largest independent fund administrators, to securely and cost-effectively administer employees' pensions. Smart Pension has a 5 star rating from Defaqto in the auto enrolment category. Smart Pension is the fastest auto enrolment platform on the market to sign up with and advisers and employers can use it for free - there are no upfront or ongoing charges for companies or their advisers. LGIM took a minority stake in the digital pension platform in 2016, part of a move by LGIM to invest in high-achieving, innovative technology that has a positive impact on the wider UK economy. 

www.AutoEnrolment.co.uk

Smart Pension:

Liz Slee

Tel: 07540 060112

Email: liz.slee@smartpension.co.uk

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