Redington hires Zoe Taylor to succeed promoted Paul Richards

25 April 2017 Consultancy.uk

Redington has hired Zoe Taylor, who joins the firm from Aon Hewitt, as Director of Strategy. The former holder of the role, Paul Richards, takes on the new role of Head of Governance and Decision Research, tasked with further expanding the firm's capabilities and offering in the governance space.

Prior to joining Redington, Zoe Taylor worked at Aon Hewitt for more than thirteen years, latterly as a Principal Consultant and member of the firm’s UK management team. Her role at the firm saw her provide the firm’s pensions schemes clients with consultancy advice in the area of DB investment. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from King's College London and the University of London.

Taylor joins Redington as Director of Strategy, succeeding Paul Richards. In the role she will work closely with Mitesh Sheth, CEO, to drive forward the firm’s strategic initiatives – including the firm’s vision of making 100 million people financially secure. In addition, the role will see her tasked with the execution of the firm’s DB growth strategy, to which end she will work closely with Dan Mikulskis, the firm’s Head of Defined Benefit pensions.

Taylor says that she is “delighted” to be joining the firm at an “exciting time of growth and opportunity”. She adds, “I have been impressed by Redington’s unique culture of innovation, learning and dedication to diversity, and look forward to contributing to its future.”

Zoe Taylor and Paul Richards - Redington

Prior to joining Redington, Richards founded Ulysses Research, an independent research, strategy and implementation firm. He was previously at Towers Watson, where he worked for just over half a year as a Senior Investment Consultant. Earlier roles include Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he worked for five and a half years; Director and Head of UK Institutional Business at Isis, where he worked for three years; and latterly as Head of Investment Manager Research at Aon Hewitt, where he started his career in 1993.

Richards holds a Research Master’s degree in Management and a Doctor of Philosophy in Judgment and Decision Making from the University of Bath.

Richards, who was formerly the Director of Strategy, becomes the Head of Governance and Decision Research at the firm. In the role, Richards is tasked with building the firm’s consultant teams’ capabilities in the area of governance, allowing the firm to support the firm’s clients overcome challenges in the area as well as furthering its integrated business services offering.

Reflecting on his new role, Richards says, “We believe there are compelling forces that mean 2017 will be remembered as the year the industry got serious about governance. Over the last several years, Redington has undertaken a number of governance projects for some of the UK’s largest schemes. We intend to build on this experience providing insight and support that will let our clients effectively tackle their most challenging decisions.”

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