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Andy Nichols

Andy Nichols is a consultant in the retirement practice in our Leeds office, having joined the firm in 2001.

Andy is the head of Aon's Trustee Training team and provides training to new and experienced trustees as well as part of the Trustee Knowledge and Understanding requirement set out by the Pensions Regulator.

Andy specialises in advising trustees of regulated pension schemes, with 13 years of experience in that area. He currently provides advice on and leads the actuarial support staff for three such schemes where he is a key point of contact for the pensions departments and leads the relationship with the administrators.

James Burke

James Burke is a consultant in Aon's Integrated Pensions practice, having joined the organisation in 2001. James qualified as a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2005 and currently works at our Leeds office.

James is a Scheme Actuary to a number of small clients and provides support service to senior actuaries on a number of small to medium sized schemes. His primary focus is on servicing Trustee clients, where he assists in relation to scheme funding, factors and anything else his clients require. James also advises corporate clients in relation to his specialism in salary sacrifice.

James was previously head of Aon's Trustee Training team and continues to provide training to new and experienced trustees.

William Brimley

William Brimley is a senior consultant and actuary, based in the Integrated Pensions team in St Albans, and has been with Aon for over twelve years.

William is a Client Relationship Manager, Scheme Actuary and Lead Consultant on a number of clients providing actuarial and consultancy advice to Trustees with schemes that range in size from £30m to £1.2b.

Alongside his trustee advice role, William has been a secretary to the trustees for over seven years on one client, and has been on part-time secondment to a client's in-house pensions team for a couple of years. This variety of roles gives William a broad insight into many varied aspects of pensions schemes.

Chris McWilliam

Chris McWilliam has been with Aon for 8 years. Chris is an experienced consultant with 24 years' pension consulting experience. He specialises in providing advice around DC pension schemes to a range of corporate clients including both companies and trustees and expertise includes implementing and managing the ongoing governance of DC pension arrangements; pension scheme wind-ups; designing & implementing employee benefits programmes; employee communications; project management; business development and executive advice.

Philip Coomber

Phil is a senior consultant and actuary at Aon and has worked for the organisation since 2000. His main role is as a member of Aon's Technical Support and Research team, which carries out analysis of legislative and regulatory changes in order that consultants can advise clients on the latest developments in the pensions world. He is one of the firm's experts on PPF issues, including valuations and levy mitigation work.

He also supports the Scheme Actuary on a couple of trustee clients, advising on a range of issues including valuations, factors and long-term objectives.


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