Meet the Board
Paul, who is a qualified actuary with over 20 years’ experience in the pensions industry, is Co-Chief Executive Officer alongside Ben Bramhall. Paul was a partner at KPMG for 8 years, and joined XPS in October 2016. Immediately prior to joining XPS, Paul was head of the KPMG London pensions team, where he was instrumental in growing the London pensions business. Paul is primarily responsible for raising the profile of XPS in the market and generating new business. This covers both growing the client base in the Group’s traditional service areas and the development of new service offerings to help clients meet the challenges they face as the market evolves. Paul is also responsible for the Group’s strategy with regard to acquisitions and investment, including, for example, the development of technology.
Ben is a senior actuary with around 20 years’ experience in the pensions industry and advises a wide range of trustees and corporate sponsors on all matters relating to pension provision. Ben joined XPS in April 2014, and is primarily responsible for the day to day operations of the business. This covers the provision of services to XPS’s existing clients, revenue generation and the Group’s people agenda. Since joining XPS in April 2014, he has played a key role in the development and implementation of the strategy for XPS as well as the hiring of key staff and development of new services and infrastructure. Ben joined XPS from KPMG in London where he played a key role in its development from a small team to one of the leading providers of corporate pensions advisory services.
Tom Cross Brown was appointed Chairman of XPS in January 2017. He is currently a non-executive director of Artemis Alpha Trust plc and a non-executive member of the Management Committee of Artemis Investment Management LLP. Until 2003, he was Chief Executive Officer of ABN AMRO Asset Management. Prior to joining ABN AMRO Asset Management in 1997, he spent 21 years at Lazard Brothers & Co., Limited, latterly as Chief Executive Officer of Lazard Brothers Asset Management from 1994 to 1997. He was non-executive Chairman of Pearl Assurance plc from 2005 to 2009 and of Just Retirement Group from 2006 to 2016. Tom is Chairman of the Nomination Committee of XPS Pensions Group plc (formerly Xafinity plc) and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee.