Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Vidett grows team UK-wide with new senior appointments

Vidett, a leading professional trustee and pension governance firm in the UK, is growing its teams in London, Birmingham and Scotland appointing three senior pensions professionals.

Shelly Moledina, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), joins as Associate Director in London and brings over 25 years’ experience gained in-house and with investment management firms. Her experience includes portfolio management and developing products and solutions for pension funds, as well as business development, training and environmental, social and governance (ESG).

Prior to joining, Shelly worked at BAE Pension Fund for almost seven years, first as Head of Investment Grade Credit and later as Chief of Staff. She has also held senior positions at Legal & General Investment Management, Deutsche Asset Management and Gulf International Bank. She is a trustee for the Vincent Wildlife Trust and was part of The Pension Regulator’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative.

Phil Williams joins in Scotland as Associate Director from Mercer, where he worked for over 21 years, most recently as Principal. At Mercer, he worked primarily in actuarial consulting to both trustees and corporates covering all aspects of defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pensions including strategy, funding, investments and risk transfer.

Recently, Phil has focused on governance roles and represented Mercer on the CBI Scotland council. He has is an Associate of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Matthew Wickett joins the Birmingham office as a Senior Trustee Consultant. With over 25 years’ experience in the pensions industry, the majority of his career has been in pensions administration for various adviser firms. Prior to joining Vidett he worked at XPS for over 17 years as administration manager. He has also worked at Deloitte Consulting and KPMG.

Matthew has built up a vast knowledge and skillset in both DB and DC schemes. His specialisms include guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) rectification, buy ins, buy outs and other de-risking options, member communications, pensions management and trustee secretarial duties. He has a Diploma in Pensions Administration (DipPMI).

Commenting on the appointments, Wayne Phelan, Co-Chief Executive at Vidett, stated: “We’re so pleased to welcome Shelly, Phil and Matthew. Shelly’s strengths include her understanding of ESG, credit, sponsor risk, fixed income and liability driven investment (LDI). She combines this knowledge with her strategic vision and organisational skills.

Phil brings his many years of experience as a pension adviser to his new role as a professional trustee, where he’ll help clients understand the complexities and challenges faced by their pension schemes. He also plans to gain accreditation as a member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT).

Matthew is a highly experienced pension administration manager who has a common-sense approach and an eye for detail. This will be invaluable to all our clients and pension scheme members. We wish Shelly, Phil and Matthew great success in their new roles and I look forward to working with each of them.”

Vidett is a privately owned business, independent from any other provider of services to corporate pension and employee benefit schemes. With an unrivalled knowledge bank to support client needs, Vidett currently looks after over 475 clients with total assets in excess of £142bn and over 2.5 million scheme members.