Dave McGovern to lead marketing Hymans Robertson

12 June 2015 Consultancy.uk

Hymans Robertson has appointed Dave McGovern as its new Head of Marketing. McGovern joins the consulting firm with extensive experience in the financial services industry, most specially having worked for investment savings business Standard Life and pensions firm Scottish Widows.

Dave McGovern joins pensions, benefits and risk consulting firm Hymans Robertson from Scottish Widows, where he worked as independent consultant and helped develop the firm’s proposition in response to retirement freedoms. While working for Scottish Widows, McGovern also worked for Fidelity Worldwide Investment, developing and launching its fund partner programme and a direct to consumer retirement proposition.  Prior to this, between 2007 and 2012, he worked for Standard Life, starting at the firm as Deal Manager Distribution. In 2008, he was promoted to Head of Channel Development Strategy after which he took on the role Head of Partnership Development in 2009. His final role at Standard Life was that of Head of Retail Marketing, a function he fulfilled for more than 2 years.  McGovern started his career at Scottish Widows in 1991 and worked almost 17 years for the pensions firm, acting as Principal Business Architect up to his departure in 2007.

Dave McGovern and James Verner

Commenting on McGovern’s appointment, James Verner, Commercial Director at Hymans Robertson, says: “Dave joins the firm at a critical juncture for our industry. The introduction of freedom and choice in pensions brings challenges to the Defined Benefit (DB), Defined Contribution (DC) and wider savings markets, which we are very well placed to help clients respond to. Dave brings a wealth of experience in this space which will help us clarify our offer to these audiences, as well as support the diversification and growth of our business.”

McGovern adds: “Hymans Robertson is at the forefront of developing innovative solutions for the market, whether it’s around longevity, managing risk or providing investment or funding solutions for pension schemes. It has a reputation for exceeding client’s expectations and taking a long-term approach. I’m really excited about working with such an innovative group of people, who are passionate about delivering great outcomes for all their clients.”

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