Palatine backed WEALTH at work appoints ex Mercer UK CEO as chairman
Alan Whalley, former UK chief executive of Mercer, has joined Palatine Private Equity-backed WEALTH at work as its new chairman.
Whalley (pictured) has vast experience and knowledge of the benefits and pension industry. He is a qualified actuary who only recently retired from Mercer at the end of 2012. Previously he has held senior positions at Watson Wyatt including European managing partner and US regional manager.
David Cassidy, chief executive officer WEALTH at work, says: “We are exceptionally pleased that Alan has joined us, as he brings with him a strong industry reputation. As an acknowledged leader in UK pensions and investments, he will be an invaluable member of the team as WEALTH at work continues to build momentum. In particular, Alan’s experience in building large businesses will be of significant benefit to the management team.”
Whalley says: “I am passionate about meeting the rapidly growing need to help people manage their lifetime savings to provide an appropriate level of income in retirement. I am delighted to have joined WEALTH at work as they are a dynamic company who are unrivalled for the provision of financial education and advice in the workplace and who are increasingly recognised as the leaders in a fast growing market.”
Gary Tipper, managing partner at Palatine Private Equity, says: “The appointment of Alan has come at a time when WEALTH at work is going through significant and rapid growth. His knowledge and experience will be a considerable asset during the coming period as we continue to build both organically and through acquisition.”
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