UK’s PensionBee Appoints Matthew Cavanagh as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

Online pension provider, PensionBee, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Cavanagh as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel.

In 2015, Matthew served “as General Counsel to PensionBee.”

He now rejoins as head of PensionBee Group’s legal function, “with responsibility for the provision of legal advice to all aspects of the business and its respective boards, while also managing PensionBee’s external legal advisory relationships.”

Matthew has over 20 years of legal experience “specializing in asset and investment management, funds and finance law.” Most recently, Matthew reportedly “was Director, Executive Legal Counsel of sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority.”

His prior roles also “include working as a lawyer in private practice at international law firms Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.”

He has also held significant roles “as a Partner at King & Wood Mallesons SJBerwin and General Counsel & Partner at asset manager, Christofferson, Robb & Company.” In addition, Matthew was “a council member of the Institutional Limited Partners Association Legal Advisory Council from 2020-2023.”

Matthew is a solicitor qualified “in England & Wales, Ireland and Australia (Queensland and High Court of Australia) and a Liveryman of the City of London Solicitors’ Company. He holds an LLM (specialising in Commercial Law), LLB (Hons) and BA (Double Major in Chinese) from The University of Queensland.”

Romi Savova, CEO of PensionBee, commented:

“We’re delighted to welcome back Matthew to our team at PensionBee. Matthew brings a wealth of valuable legal experience gained through his years working in various institutions around the world, in addition to existing knowledge of PensionBee’s mission and values. Matthew’s appointment further strengthens the existing blend of skills within our team as PensionBee continues on its growth journey.”

Matthew Cavanagh, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of PensionBee, commented:

“I’m thrilled to rejoin PensionBee, having been a member of the initial team following its inception. Over the years, I’ve closely followed the company’s outstanding growth story including its listing on the London Stock Exchange. PensionBee is a true fintech success story for the UK, providing a real alternative for consumers in the UK pensions sector. I am proud to be a part of PensionBee’s industry-leading customer proposition and its commitment to upholding the highest standards. I’m eager to build on the company’s success to date and further contribute to the next stage of PensionBee’s development.”

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