Meet the Team

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Zoe Adlam Principal

Zoe is General Counsel at XPS Pensions Group. She is responsible for ensuring that the legal and compliance needs of the group are met. Zoe has significant in-house experience as trusted corporate advisor and company secretary, and whilst in private practice advised on corporate and financial transactions.

In her spare time, Zoe loves travelling and attempts to compete in triathlons. Before deciding on a career in law Zoe was going to be a wedding planner!

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Mike Ainslie Chief Financial Officer

Mike is a Chartered Accountant who, on leaving the profession, spent 18 years in Corporate Banking working for a US Bank. His roles included Head of Audit, CFO and COO for the Bank’s International operations. For the last 10 years he has worked as CFO or COO for a number of fast growing companies owned by Private Equity or other investment firms.

The industries covered include: Life Insurance; Anti-Money Laundering Due Diligence; Offshore Company Formation and Administration and Social Media Analytics (SaaS). Mike joined XPS in October 2015 and as CFO, Mike is responsible for the finance, legal and compliance functions.

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John Batting Executive Director

John Batting was CEO of Punter Southall Ltd between 2004 and 2018. He was one of the four founders of BGJ & Co Limited; an actuarial consulting business which was established in 1993 and subsequently merged with the Punter Southall businesses in 2002. John is a Scheme Actuary with over 38 years of experience in the actuarial profession; providing pensions and investment advice to both trustees and sponsoring companies, and has acted as an expert witness on pension matters.

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