Grant Thornton UK has promoted Jamie MacKenzie to the role of Director within its Pensions Advisory practice. The role sees the firm boost its leadership capabilities in employer covenant, scheme specific funding and transaction-related pensions advice, as the nation enters a period of economic unknowns – some of which will affect the firm’s pensions clients.
Jamie MacKenzie joined Grant Thornton’s UK-based Pensions Advisory practice in 2008, following his Chartered Accountant ICAS induction in 2007. In the intervening years, MacKenzie has climbed the ranks at the firm to become an Associate Director. During his work within the firm’s Pensions Advisory practice, he was seconded for eight months in 2011 to the Pensions Regulator where he worked as a business analyst. Since 2015 he is part of the London First Future Leader Forum, which aims to develop an economic plan for the London area. MacKenzie is a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
On the back of his solid performance at the firm, Grant Thornton has promoted MacKenzie to the role of Director. MacKenzie will take on the responsibility to further grow the Pensions practice in the UK, leveraging his extensive experience in employer covenant, scheme specific funding and transaction-related pensions advice to a full spectrum of clients.
Commenting on his promotion, MacKenzie says that he is “very proud” of what the Pensions team has achieved in recent years, stating “The team has gained an excellent reputation based on outstanding expertise coupled with strong personal relationships with clients." He adds: "Covenant is at the heart of Integrated Risk Management (IRM) and has never been more important to trustees and corporates than it is right now. I will look to further build the firm’s expertise in delivering cohesive pensions strategies for corporates and trustees that bring together covenant, investment and funding advice.”
Grant Thornton's Head of Pensions Advisory, Darren Mason remarks that he is “extremely proud” of MacKenzie’s promotion. “Jamie has made a significant contribution to our practice and continues to deliver exceptional results for our clients. Jamie has, and will continue to play an integral role in the team’s success as we continue to invest in the best talent to drive growth in our business,” says Mason.