Independent Trustee Services appoints Sarah Horan as Director

Independent Trustee Services (ITS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Horan as a Director, as the company continues to deliver on its ambitious growth plans by further expanding its presence in the North West.

Sarah, who will be based in Manchester, has more than 30 years’ experience in the pensions industry, having worked most recently as Head of Trustee Services at the £11 billion Co-op scheme. Her other previous roles include stints at Mercer and KMPG, and she has extensive experience of major corporate and scheme transactions, funding, covenant and investment, as well as trustee compliance, governance and supplier management.

Sarah’s appointment marks ITS’s seventh major hire of 2020, with other recent appointments including John Lovell as Director of Governance Services, as well as Akash Rooprai and Tegs Harding as Trustee Directors.

Chris Martin, Executive Chairman of ITS, said: “I am thrilled that Sarah has chosen to join ITS at this important time in our development. Having worked successfully with Sarah on complex matters in the past, I know that her experience and pragmatic and collegiate style will be a great asset to ITS and our clients.

“As we further develop the depth and breadth of our trustee and governance services, Sarah’s skillsets will help us deliver best practice to schemes in a rapidly maturing DB market.”

Sarah Horan said: “I am delighted to be joining the ITS team, and to be working alongside talented and dedicated colleagues as we continue to develop our regional capability, and meet the future demands of schemes operating beyond London and the South East.”