People’s Pension pioneer joins Smart Pension

Jamie Fiveash is leaving his role as chief strategy and marketing officer at The People’s Pension to join Smart Pension as chief operating officer.

Jamie Fiveash, B&CE
Jamie Fiveash, B&CE

Fiveash, who was involved in B&CE’s transition beyond the construction sector to launch The People’s Pension in 2012, will join as COO in the new year.

Fiveash was also executive director of People’s Financial Services Limited, B&CE Financial Services Limited and B&CE Insurance Limited. He is a non-executive director of the PLSA and sits on its DC Council.

Earlier this month Smart Pension announced it had appointed Claire Altman as its first head of financial services and Andy Cheseldine as independent chair of its trustee board.

Smart Pension now runs workplace pensions for 60,000 firms and 300,000 members. In June Smart Pension was named Fintech Innovation of the Year and overall winner in the Digital Leaders 100 Awards.

Fiveash says: “After 22 years, I felt it was time for a change and I am delighted to be joining Smart Pension at a very exciting time in the company’s development. In this digital age, those who can truly put technology at the forefront will win out in the end and Smart Pension is demonstrating it has the capability to disrupt the pensions market for the benefit of all consumers.”

Smart Pension co-founder and CEO Andrew Evans says: “Jamie is a pioneer.  He has taken auto enrolment at TPP through from conception to birth to produce the one of the biggest players in the AE market.”

Smart Pension co-founder and MD Will Wynne says: “Jamie knows the pensions market inside and out.  He lives it and breathes it.  We’re delighted he’s agreed to join our fintech firm as we continue to challenge the market with our technology.”