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LifeSight appoints Jo Kite as new UK Managing Director

Fiona Matthews steps up to lead LifeSight globally

London and Edinburgh, 30th September 2016 – Jo Kite has been appointed managing director of LifeSight UK, taking over from Fiona Matthews who will become global head of LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s defined contribution master trust business.

With 20 years’ leadership experience in the pensions and insurance industry, Kite has led Willis Towers Watson’s business in Scotland since she joined in 2014, managing a team of 40 pensions, benefits and investment consultants.  Prior to this she ran a leading providers’ workplace pensions and savings programme.

Fiona Matthews, global head of LifeSight, said: “Jo is an experienced professional who has worked both as an adviser to trustees and companies, and as an expert in the design and delivery of defined contribution pensions and investments solutions. Jo has focused on employees’ emerging needs up to and throughout retirement for many years and has the ideal background to lead LifeSight in the UK as it enters an exciting phase in its development, with a number of large new clients and responsibility for tens of thousands of pension scheme members and retirees.”

Following the success of the LifeSight business in the UK, Matthews has been appointed to a new role managing all of Willis Towers Watson’s master trust and solutions businesses globally. In addition to the UK, the company has established master trusts and pension solutions in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and South Africa, with plans for further developments elsewhere around the globe.

Both appointments are effective from 1st October 2016.