Westbridge SSAS has appointed Martin Tilley as director and head of pensions technical and compliance with effect from August 9.
Tilley will also join the board of Westbridge Pension Administration and Westbridge Trustees.
He joins Westbridge SSAS with a wealth of experience and expertise in small self administered schemes having worked in the sector for 37 years.
He has held senior roles at both Dentons Pension Management and more recently at Hurley Partners.
In this newly created role, Tilley will assist the current team in bedding in the recent acquisition of the James Hay book of business as well as helping manage and develop intermediary relationships with existing and new SSAS clients.
Nathan Bridgeman, one of the founders of Westbridge SSAS, said: “Martin is well known amongst the adviser community having been a spokesman for the profession for a number of years and having written a number of educational and thought leadership pieces for both the trade and national media.
"His presentation skills will also be of huge benefit as we plan our internal and external educational development and growth programme.
“He is one of the country’s top SSAS experts and bringing him to Westbridge SSAS adds tremendous strength and experience to our existing team.”
Tilley said he was pleased to have been offered the opportunity to join the company at this early stage.
He said: "The company has demonstrated its intent and has the backing to be a major player in the SSAS market.
“Westbridge offer the traditional role of professional trustee, who attends meetings and genuinely gets to know their clients and can add real value to the relationship. I look forward to playing my part in adding to the firm’s pension offering whilst assisting in its measured development plans.”
Westbridge SSAS was founded by Nathan Bridgeman, Tom Moore, Lucas Harding-Cox and David Santaney in 2020.
The business has more than 1000 schemes and £1bn assets under administration.
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