B&CE, the provider of The People’s Pension1, has appointed a Group General Counsel, to head up its legal team.

Graham Wrightson joins B&CE, which provides pensions to 1 in 5 of UK workers, from Stephenson Harwood, where he was a Partner in the Pensions Group. He will lead B&CE’s legal team and will advise the business on both pension matters and broader, strategic legal issues.

He has 25 years’ experience practising pensions law, providing advice to both corporates and trustees.  He was previously a pensions partner at Squire Patton Boggs and Mercer, where he was Head of Legal Consulting. He is also a Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Commenting on his appointment, Graham said:

“It’s an exciting time to have joined B&CE, an organisation which continues to go from strength to strength and one which leverages that success by helping six million workers save for their futures.  I am looking forward to working with the legal team and playing my part in B&CE’s continued development, while helping people make proper financial provision for later life.”

Sue Hunter, B&CE’s Chief Finance Officer, said:

“Graham’s wealth of experience and leadership qualities will be a huge asset to B&CE. We’re delighted to have him onboard at a crucial time for the pensions industry, and an exciting time for B&CE.”