Broadstone announces new Employee Benefits leadership team

  • Brett Hill and Damon Hopkins will lead the Employee Benefits division
  • Brett, joins as Head of Health & Protection, and Damon as Head of Defined Contribution Workplace Savings
  • Appointments will help drive the next phase of Broadstone’s rapid recent growth in the EBC sector

Broadstone, a leading independent pensions, employee benefits, and investments consultancy, is delighted to announce the appointments of Brett Hill and Damon Hopkins to lead its Employee Benefits division.

Brett and Damon join Broadstone as Head of Health & Protection and Head of Defined Contribution (DC) Workplace Savings, respectively.

Both will join Broadstone’s executive committee and will report directly to CEO Tony Gusmao.

Paul McGuckin, who previously led the Employee Benefits division, will take on a new role principally focusing on driving growth through managing Broadstone’s partnership with third parties, in particular the Assurex Global network. With 600 Partner offices worldwide, Assurex Global is the world’s largest privately held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits broker network, giving significant leverage to Broadstone as its exclusive employee benefits partner in the UK.

The expanded management team will lead the next stage of Broadstone’s growth in Employee Benefits where the firm helps organisations with a range of services across pension consulting, group life insurance, risk benefits, healthcare plans, and a range of other flexible benefits.

Brett joins Broadstone from Towergate where he led Health & Protection Distribution. He has over 25 years’ experience helping clients improve the health, wellbeing and protection of themselves, their businesses and employees.

Damon has nearly 20 years in the pensions industry, the last 14 of which he has specialised in DC. He joins Broadstone from Aon’s DC consulting team where he held a multifaceted leadership role which included business development, people and proposition development.

As one of the leading specialist employee benefits consultancies in the UK, Broadstone has spent the last 40 years working collaboratively to drive positive change in the sector.

Brett Hill

Brett Hill, Head of Health & Protection at Broadstone, commented: “Broadstone is a business with a rich heritage, consistent track record of growth and an outstanding approach to consultancy-led client delivery. I look forward to working with Damon to lead the team into an exciting new stage of growth.”

Damon Hopkins

Damon Hopkins, Head of DC Workplace Savings at Broadstone, said: “Broadstone’s workplace saving team helps an impressive array of clients create long-term financial security for their employees. The Group has strong foundations for growth and I’m keen to help Tony, Brett and the team capitalise on the many attractive opportunities in an ever-changing environment.”

Tony Gusmao, CEO of Broadstone, said: “Brett and Damon bring a wealth of employee benefits experience to the team. In Broadstone, they are joining a business with a vibrant history of over 40 years with the combined expertise of over 500 consultants and administrators, and ambitious plans for the future.”

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About Broadstone

Broadstone is a leading UK consultancy that specialises in advising employers and pension trustees to secure the prosperity of their employees and scheme members.

Across the Group, Broadstone delivers a range of independent services from pensions administration, consulting, investments and employee benefits solutions to small businesses, large corporates and pension scheme trustees.

Broadstone empowers its clients and colleagues to navigate complexity and change confidently with clarity, leadership and purpose and delivers this on a platform of exceptional service and robust stability.

The team is made up of over 500 expert consultants and administrators across seven offices through the UK.

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