Options UK make senior hire to drive business growth

Options UK has hired an experienced specialist to expand the market for its innovative employee benefits solutions.  
As Options UK’s Head of EBC Consultancy and Professional Trustee Services, John Pollard will focus on helping businesses to use employee benefits solutions to support staff recruitment and retention. He will also lead the company’s strategy to win new business in the DB and DC schemes sectors, as well as appointments as independent professional trustees managing our existing blue chip clients that include Shangri-La The Shard, London and Marriott International.  
John has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including senior roles at Robson Lister, Norwich Union (now Aviva), National Mutual and Alexander Forbes. He has an MBA, is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII) and an Associate of the Pensions Management Institute (APMI). He commented: “I’m delighted to join Options UK – it’s a strong brand with a great team behind it who are all focused on providing clients with the best solutions. Creating the best possible employment benefits solutions is about much more than selling products - it means listening to clients to understand their unique recruitment and retention challenges. What I’m most looking forward to is working closely with existing and new clients to create packages that are ideally suited to the specific needs of their business, and the aspirations of their employees.”
Christine Hallett, Managing Director of Options UK, said: “Building our employee benefits and professional trustee services businesses are both important elements in our growth strategy, so John’s experience, expertise and industry knowledge will be a tremendous asset. His skills as an account manager will also be extremely valuable in looking after major clients, especially world leading brands in the hospitality sector.”