Lisa Whitby appointed Head of Pensions for XPS Pensions Group in Leeds

XPS Pensions Group (XPS) the largest pure pensions consultancy in the UK specialising in pensions actuarial, investment consulting and administration services, announces the appointment of Lisa Whitby as Head of Pensions and Office Chair of the Leeds office.

Lisa joined XPS last summer and takes over these roles on 1 April 2019. She replaces John Burns who was instrumental in changing the structure of the Leeds office, and in his three years in office, developed a proactive and commercial office culture. Having restructured the office, John is returning to focus on client work, as well as wider business initiatives where his experience will be invaluable.

Paul Cuff, Co-CEO at XPS Pensions Group said: “Lisa joined XPS last summer and has already made a strong contribution to the growth of the Leeds pensions team. She is an experienced and capable leader and was the obvious choice to head the office following John’s decision to step down from his current role and return to focusing on his clients and other wider projects. We are all looking forward to continuing to work with her and see the office grow and develop.”

Lisa Whitby, incoming Head of Pensions and Office Chair, Leeds for XPS Pensions Group commented: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far at XPS, the office in Leeds has a vibrant culture and is focused on delivering for clients. When John decided to refocus his role back to clients I was very flattered to be approached to assume the position. He has put a structure in place that works efficiently and commercially for us and our clients and I look forward to continuing working with him.”