PwC has added Andrew Drake as Partner and Selina Hall as Senior Manager to its Pensions Advisory practice in the UK. Drake will work across the regions lending advice to trustees, while Hall will provide operational management advice to pensions trustees and corporates.
Prior to joining PwC, Andrew Drake was a Managing Director at asset management and pension consultancy River and Mercantile for more than seven years. Previously he worked at Morgan Stanley for three years as the Head of UK Pensions within the firm’s Global Capital Markets practice. In 2001 Drake co-founded P-Solve, a firm that provides consultancy advice on a range of financial topics. Earlier roles include Head of Global Client Management at Sanlam, Senior Investment Consultant at Towers Perrin (nowadays Willis Towers Watson), between 1994 and 2000, and that of Corporate Finance Analyst at Cable & Wireless, starting in 1993. Drake holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Leeds.
Drake joins PwC as a Partner, and will, as part of the firm’s national pensions group, head up regional pensions investment consulting activities. The role will see him leverage his more than two decades of experience to provide regional trustees clients with expertise around defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.
Before re-joining PwC, Selina Hall had a brief stint as Member Services Director of Ensign Pensions. Previously she worked for the Big Four firm for nearly nine years, having joined the professional services firm in 2006. Earlier employers include Dunnett Shaw, where she worked as a consultant for more than two years, Higham Dunnett Shaw, where she was a consultant for two years, and Hewitt Associates (nowadays Aon Hewitt), where she started her career as Implementation Manager in 2001. Hall holds Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Management from King's College London and the University of London.
Hall is re-joining PwC, where she again takes on the role of Senior Manager. Her role at the Big Four will see her work in the firm’s pensions team, where she will provide operational management advice to trustees and corporates, as well as contribute to pension change projects.
Raj Mody, Head of PwC's pensions advisory group, says: “It’s fantastic to have people of such calibre and experience join our team”. He adds: “We pride ourselves on the independence of our advice and with the combined experience and knowledge of current market issues that our new hires bring, our offering for trustees and corporates is going from strength to strength.”
Drake comments that he is "thrilled to be joining PwC” at an exciting stage, adding that he is “looking forward to working in an organisation with the reach and expertise needed to tackle the complex nature of the pension problem.”