Dalriada Trustees Limited (Dalriada), one of the largest providers of independent professional trustee services to pension schemes in the UK, has appointed Vassos Vassou and Chris Roberts to its Board of Directors.
Between them, Vassos and Chris bring over 40 years of pensions industry experience to the Dalriada Board and, as heads of the London and Manchester offices respectively, will continue to play a lead role in the development of the business strategy across both offices.
Vassos joined Dalriada in 2016 having spent almost 21 years as a consulting actuary working for Capita Employee Benefits and Willis Towers Watson, advising numerous single and multi-employer UK pension schemes on how best to deliver pension solutions, funding, investment and risk management.
At Dalriada, Vassos’ role as a professional trustee has spanned a broad range of clients across a range of sectors and situations.
Chris joined Dalriada as a professional trustee in 2011, originally working in the Glasgow office. He relocated to Manchester in 2015 to establish Dalriada’s presence in the North of England. He has overseen the growth of the Manchester office and now manages a deep and experienced team of pension professionals operating across the North West and beyond.
Prior to Dalriada, Chris held administration management positions at the Church of England and HSBC. He brings almost 20 years’ experience to the Board of Directors.
Tom Lukic, Chair of the Dalriada Board commented:
“The appointment of Vassos and Chris reflects the valuable contributions both have made and the plans we have to further develop our business going forward. As the heads of our London and Manchester offices they have played a key role in helping us cement our position as one of the largest, multi skilled professional trustee firms in the market and I am delighted to welcome both to the Board.”
Commenting on his appointment, Vassos Vassou affirmed: “I am very pleased to be joining the Board of Dalriada at a time when the market for our services is growing so rapidly. In this new capacity I look forward to making a positive contribution to the future success of our business and the outcomes of those members on whose schemes I sit.”
Chris Roberts further noted: “The Dalriada ethos is centred around rewarding and interesting careers for pension professionals. The business has allowed me to develop from an initial junior position into being a key member of the management team. This journey encapsulates our values and I welcome joining the Board of a dynamic business which empowers its staff to act for the benefit of clients.”