Stephen Soper was appointed senior pensions adviser in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ pensions credit advisory team, said a spokeswoman for the firm.
The position is new, and Mr. Soper starts in September. He will lead the firm’s work with companies and trustees, helping to find strategies for their pension fund obligations that support both the corporation and its growth, and protects the interests of the pension fund.
“We believe there are opportunities for employers and investors to deploy new solutions, which allow for the sustainable growth of employers, while at the same time meeting the commercial and regulatory hurdles of pension scheme trustees,” said Jonathon Land, head of PwC’s pensions credit advisory business, in a news release.
Mr. Soper is currently executive director for defined benefit regulation at The Pensions Regulator. He leaves at the end of July. A spokesman for TPR confirmed the departure and said an announcement on a replacement has not yet been made.