B&CE1, provider of The People’s Pension, has appointed a new Chief Human Resources Officer to its executive team.

Deborah Finlayson brings a huge amount of experience to the organisation, having previously worked at IG Group, where she was Head of Culture, Workplace and Global Service Centre, and Aviva, where she was Group Head of Talent and Performance. She has also worked in the construction, drinks, banking and insurance industries.

B&CE, which will mark its 80th anniversary later this month, provides The People’s Pension to more than six million people – one in five workers – across the UK.

Commenting on her appointment, Deborah said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team on the continued journey of growth in a truly purpose-driven organisation. The pensions market is rapidly changing in response to lengthening life expectancy and increasing expectations for later life. 

“Our people will be at the forefront of delivering these changes and ensuring value to our customers and members. I look forward to learning about this exciting business and working closely with my colleagues across B&CE to deliver our strategy.”

Commenting, Patrick Heath-Lay, Chief Executive Officer of B&CE, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Deborah to B&CE, as she brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge. The success of every organisation is dependent on its people and Deborah has the skills to help us to build upon the excellent service that we provide to our millions of customers and members.”