PwC appoints new senior hires into its pension practice

Published at 00:01 AM on 04 March 2016

Andrew Drake, former managing director at River and Mercantile plc, joins PwC as a partner, to lead its regional pensions investment consulting activities. He will work as part of the national pensions group, primarily focusing on providing comprehensive advice to trustees of both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.

Andrew has held a number of senior leadership and client management positions in the pensions industry, across consulting, investment banking and asset management. These include roles at Towers Watson and Morgan Stanley.

Andrew Drake, new partner at PwC, said:

"I'm thrilled to be joining PwC at this exciting stage. I'm looking forward to working in an organisation with the reach and expertise needed to tackle the complex nature of the pension problem. Ultimately, we are all trying to secure pensioners' financial well-being and PwC's multi-disciplined approach, including its Skyval platform, is ideally set up to achieve this."

Selina Hall, re-joins PwC as a senior manager, following a short period as Member Services Director for Ensign Pensions. Selina will work as part of the pensions team providing advice to trustees and corporates about the operational management of their pension schemes as well as delivering pension change projects. Selina has led a number of projects in both the public sector and private sector.

Rupinder Eardley and Carrie Zhang also join as managers bringing project management and investment portfolio expertise.

Raj Mody, head of PwC's pensions advisory group, said:

“It’s fantastic to have people of such calibre and experience join our team. 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.”


Notes for editors.

1. For more information or photos, please contact Nicola Thorogood, 020 7804 6007 or [email protected]

2. For further commentary on market issues, visit our pensions blog:

3. Skyval is a pensions platform which trustees, sponsors and all advisers can use for their pension scheme, as a single and confidential tool for their specific funding, investment, analytics and benchmarking requirements. The Skyval suite of modules also includes Skyval Dashboard, Skyval Monitor and Skyval Insure. Skyval helps reduce costs, manage risks and make better decisions faster. It is being deployed for over £250bn of pension schemes of various types and sizes. For more information please visit


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