Punter Southall Aspire has appointed Jon Webster as the managing director of its Health and Risk division.
The appointment reflects Punter Southall Aspire’s expansion in this area – with the recent acquisitions of both Coleman Financial Services and JDP Financial Services.
Webster has been with Punter Southall Aspire since 2012. His role until now has been as a principal, providing governance services and consultancy for clients on all aspects of defined contribution pensions.
Prior to this Webster was a director at Heath Lambert Consulting, leading the employer risk solutions team, a specialist business unit that focused on corporate risk and health and protection benefits.
In his new role Webster will expand Punter Southall Aspire’s existing DC pension governance services to include health and protection benefits.
This new service will give clients data and insight on the effectiveness of their workforce benefits. It will include information on their total benefits spend, how employee benefits are used by employees and their relevance to their workforce.
The service has been set up in response to demand from clients who want to review their employee benefits and ensure these are meeting the needs of their workforce.
Webster says, “Most employees have a pension today through auto-enrolment, so it’s become increasingly important for companies to put in place the right employee benefits package that will attract and retain the best people.”
“By extending our governance services to include health and protection benefits we can provide clients with a much-needed overview.”
Punter Southall Aspire chief executive Steve Butler, says, “Jon will be instrumental in broadening our governance services to include health and protection, which will give our clients data and insight on the effectiveness of their pensions and employee benefits from one supplier.”