FNZ appoints former James Hay boss as CEO

FNZ appoints former James Hay boss as CEO
FNZ's new UK and South Africa CEO and former James Hay boss, Alastair Conway

FNZ has appointed former James Hay boss Alastair Conway as its chief executive office for the UK and South Africa.

Conway joined the platform technology provider back in April 2021, and has led the firm’s technology developments in the UK pensions arena since August.

Prior to joining FNZ, Conway spent eight years as CEO of James Hay, a business he left in October 2020 after its parent company was sold to private equity backer Epiris for £206mn in 2019.

Before heading up James Hay, Conway spent five years directing sales and marketing at Cofunds, a platform he left in 2013 and which was subsequently bought three years later by Aegon for £140mn.

FNZ is currently readying to launch a version of its platform for Conway’s old employer, James Hay, which is set to go live before the end of this year.

Alongside Conway’s appointment, FNZ has also announced Matthew Ferman’s promotion to group proposition director.

He has worked at FNZ for more than nine years, heading up product development before being made managing director of the UK in 2019.

Both appointments are still subject to regulatory approval.

Earlier this week, FNZ made a strategic investment in data and analytics firm Gist. The value of the investment was not revealed.

The technology provider said the investment would result in Gist’s data being integrated within FNZ Impact, the firm’s sustainable investment solution.