JLT Employee Benefits (“JLT EB”), one of the UK’s leading pension and benefit consultancies, has hired Adrian Humphreys to head its Health & Risk business with a remit to widen its employee benefits offering, enabling the company to offer a compelling and integrated benefits and pension solutions to clients.
Adrian joins from WPA where he worked for over 14 years and was the Managing Director of the Corporate Group and CEO of the specialist Healthcare Trust administrator, WPA Protocol Plc. Prior to this, he worked for the international management consultancy Arthur D. Little Inc. Adrian brings a wealth of experience in both health insurance, trusts and the design of modern integrated wellness and benefits packages.
In addition to Adrian’s appointment, Tristram Hawthorn has joined as a Principal within JLT EB’s consulting division, focusing on Group Risk, Wellness, Healthcare and Flexible Benefits. With over 15 years’ experience advising on employee benefits, Tristram has considerable insight into large corporate UK and International Group Risk, Wellness and Healthcare benefits design and consultancy, as well as extensive knowledge of flexible benefits optimisation.
Building on its global expertise and specialist consultancy business, JLT EB intends to develop its offering to help employers with all aspects of their employee benefits arrangements, and specifically those who are looking to:
- Refresh their suite of employee benefits in a tailored manner;
- Set up a simple, cost-effective self-service administration platform; and
- Purchase a wide variety of benefits to be made available through the benefits platform.
JLT EB will offer a unique mixture of first class consultancy, implementation and international purchasing power to both smaller, nationally focussed enterprises, and global employers.
Martyn Bogira, Executive Director of Benefits Consulting at JLT Employee Benefits, says: “We are seeing a shift in how employers are rewarding their employees, in addition to the salary that they are paid. As companies increasingly move away from traditional ‘gold-plated’ defined benefit pensions to defined contribution schemes, the requirement is clear for a truly integrated approach to their employee benefits, no matter what their scale or size.
“In conjunction with the arrival of Andrew Drake as Head of Rewards & Benefits last year, Adrian’s appointment sees the completion of our steps to bring together and strengthen our existing expertise in DC pension scheme consulting.”
Adrian Humphreys, Head of Health & Risk at JLT Employee Benefits, comments: “This is an exciting opportunity to catch the wave of change that is building in the pension and benefits market across the UK. Companies of all sizes and geographies are now looking to redesign their employee benefits and cover their employer risk. Through our consultative approach, we will combine the extensive experience of our staff, with the latest technology and innovative products to help JLT Employee Benefits’ clients meet the changing needs of a modern flexible workforce in a cost-effective way.”
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About JLT Employee Benefits
JLT Employee Benefits 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, Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) and Small Self Administered Schemes (SSASs) administration, flexible benefits, healthcare, benefit communication and financial education.
JLT Employee Benefits employs over 2,200 professionals throughout the UK and in 2013 had revenues of £172m in UK & Ireland.
Pensions and employee benefits companies within the JLT Employee Benefits group of companies include: JLT Benefit Solutions Ltd, Profund Solutions Limited, JLT Wealth Management Limited, JLT Investment Management Limited and Independent Trustee Services Limited. JLT Employee Benefits is part of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.
About Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc
Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world's largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT's client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.
JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 39 territories with some 9,000 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.