Head of Pensions Services for Large Corporates
KPMG in the UK
Stewart leads the KPMG pensions team advising large corporate clients on the design and financial management of UK and Irish pension arrangements. He is a qualified actuary with over 20 years of experience and has advised a wide range of FTSE100 and equivalent organisations helping clients and pension schemes navigate the regulatory regime. Stewart has advised sponsors on the financing of over £200 billion of private sector pension liabilities and the benefit design for over 200,000 employees.
His experience is across a wide range of sectors with particular experience in telecommunications, banking, life sciences and consumer markets. Stewart has also worked with a number of organisations with overseas owners and privately owned businesses where the pension schemes are material to the UK business.
Stewart has acted as expert witness and advised on a number of high profile cases, involving multiple stakeholders including interaction with Government departments, the Pensions Regulator and other economic regulators. He has led the development of a number of KPMG initiatives on pensions financing, and ‘Reshaping Retirement’ helping clients respond to the pensions freedoms introduced in April 2015.
Stewart is a regularly speaker at industry events and press commentator. He is a member of the Main Committee of Association of Consulting Actuaries helping to provide input to Government and the Pensions Regulator on the UK legal and regulatory framework for pensions.