Heywood Appoints Strategic Senior Roles

Leading pensions software specialist Heywood Pension Technologies announces two senior appointments.


These appointments are the latest in a series of senior appointments, enhancing the strong capability already within the business, and aligned with the company’s ambition to become the leading provider of data driven, technology enabled solutions for all workplace pensions.


Our team continues to build, going from strength to strength.

Chris Connelly has joined as Head of Propositions.


Across his 30-year career and experience in senior roles at NatWest, Fidelity, Aon Hewitt and Equiniti, Chris has acquired a wealth of experience including in-house pensions administration, third party administration, financial services companies, local authorities and central government schemes.


Chris has worked on a number of industry initiatives, including The Pension Regulator’s data quality and record keeping guidelines. He is currently a member of the Pension Administration Standards Association (PASA) Pensions Dashboards Working Group and represents PASA within the Pensions Dashboards Programme at the Money and Pensions Service. His role ensures that direct, practical experience is built into the industry infrastructure and supporting legislation.


Chris was recently recognised with the Pensions Age award for ‘Pensions Personality of the Year’ 2022.


The additional expertise and experience we are bringing in... will ensure we can continue to develop and refine the ways we support our customers and their members.

Chris McGraw has joined as Business Development Director.


Chris has worked in senior positions in the financial services software and fintech sectors, specialising in retail banking, life and pensions, wealth management, lending and funds administration.


Most recently, Chris has been focusing on digital innovation in financial services including areas such as Open Banking, Open Application Programme Interfaces, ESG, Biometric Security, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotic Process Automation.


Sian Jones, Heywood Chief Operating Officer said “I am delighted to welcome Chris and Chris to Heywood Pension Technologies. Our team continues to build, going from strength to strength. The additional expertise and experience we are bringing in, combined with the great people already on our team, will ensure we can continue to develop and refine the ways we support our customers and their members”.





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