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Tony Pugh

Tony Pugh, EMEA Head of DC Solutions

Tony joined Aon as Head of DC Solutions for EMEA in February 2017. He previously spent 28 years at Mercer where he advised some of the UKs largest Companies and DC plans as well as multinational companies on their DC arrangements around the world.

Tony has previously led Mercers UK DC Retirement business and led the European DC teams for three years. Having built his reputation as an innovator extending DC advice into wider savings to better meet the needs of employers and employees alike, Tony joined Aon to further enhance their position as the leading DC player in the EMEA DC market.

Tony Britton

Tony Britton, Head of Aon Delegated DC Solutions

Tony joined Aon in the DC Delegated Consultancy Team at the start of January 2016. His role is to lead the distribution strategy for the new Aon Master Trust as well as the Bundled Trust and Investment Only products.

Tony started in the Life and Pensions industry in 1986 with Friends Provident (now Friends Life), where he was Central London Manager, before joining Scottish Widows in 2001 where he held a variety of roles including Head of Major Accounts, Head of Employee Benefits Distribution and Head of Employer Relationships. He has played a central role in bringing new DC offerings to market and also leading a number of strategic projects, including divisional restructures. Tony has a degree in Economics and Politics, and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Joanna Sharples

Joanna Sharples, Investment Principal

Joanna is a Principal Consultant in Aon's Investment Practice and leads the investment proposition for Aon's Delegated DC Team. She has 16 years' experience in the pension and investment industry.

Joanna is responsible for the development and implementation of delegated investment solutions for DC pension schemes, working closely with Aon's UK delegated team. Joanna also leads the development of Aon's house views around DC investments, in particular default and lifestyle strategies, and sits on the UK DC Investment Committee.

Joanna is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. She advises a small number of large UK DC pension schemes, assisting her clients across the full range of investment issues


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