Former Standard and Widows pensions head joins Towers Watson

Former Standard Life and Scottish Widows workplace pensions head Ann Flynn is joining Towers Watson as a senior consultant in its UK DC team to lead its business development activities.

Formerly an independent consultant, Flynn ran her own consultancy practice after leaving Standard Life in 2013 where she was head of workplace distribution proposition. Prior to this she held business development, marketing and consultancy roles at Scottish Widows and Aegon Scottish Equitable.

Towers Watson head of UK DC consulting Kevin Stratford says: “Ann is a very exciting hire for us as she combines over 20 years of industry experience with a strong focus on consultancy and business development. Our DC consultancy team has been very successful over the past few years and we are anticipating significant further growth, reflecting the interest in the new pension freedoms and following the release of our MyFitAge retirement planning modelling tools.”

Flynn says: “Towers Watson has an excellent reputation in the industry and I know from my time working for pension providers that it has an unrivalled provider research capability, which I look forward to tapping into to help clients. I’m confident that my experience, particularly in building my own consultancy business, will add to the strong mix of skills we are able to offer clients.”