Punter Southall brings in former Mercer DC consultant as associate director

Punter Southall Aspire is bringing in former Mercer DC consultant Sarah Culver to the role of associate director in the firm’s defined contribution business.

Culver was most recently at Mercer, and was previously a client relationship manager at Willis Towers Watson. She also worked for Punter Southall DC Consulting for nine years until 2010.

In addition to client responsibilities, Culver will help develop PSA’s pension proposition and manage relationships with providers.

Culver says: “I am proud to be returning to the Punter Southall Group by joining Punter Southall Aspire. Having worked in the industry for many years, I believe its approach is both refreshing and different in the industry.”

“A great example is its Next Generation Savings vision launched last month which offers companies new ways of engaging employees with workplace pensions. I am looking forward to introducing this to our clients.”

Punter Southall Aspire chief executive Steve Butler says: “The UK’s complex pension environment challenges many of our corporate clients. We want to help companies navigate through the complexities by providing advice about governance and investments and by improving their pensions communications and engagement through concepts such as Next Generation Savings. Sarah will play a major role in helping us achieve these goals.”