Vidett boosts growth with five new strategic appointments

Vidett, a UK leading professional trustee and pension governance firm, has made five strategic appointments across the business as part of its growth strategy.

Katie Clegg (pictured above) has joined as a client director to support clients with their governance and scheme secretarial needs. Katie is a highly experienced pensions professional, known for developing frameworks to enable trustees to successfully govern their pension schemes, with a focus on board structures and board effectiveness.

Previously, Katie worked at Aon for over 18 years in various roles, including scheme secretary, governance expert and client relationship manager. During her time at Aon, Katie led on providing scheme management, governance, and secretarial support, supporting on strategic discussions and end game planning to several large clients.


Emilie Bissett

Another recruit is Emilie Bisset who has been appointed as a manager and will act as scheme secretary on a portfolio of clients. Prior to joining. Emilie worked for DHL, starting her career in 2008 as a pensions administrator, before moving into a variety of roles including benefit technician, payroll lead and managing the DHL Retired Staff Association.

Since 2019, Emilie has worked in a secretariat role, supporting the multi-employer, multi-billion-pound DHL Group Retirement Plan. With recent focus being very much on TPR’s general code, Emilie has had exposure to implementing an effective system of governance in line with Own Risk Assessment requirements and developing cyber security requirements.


Nic Pytlinski has joined the people services team in London as a Talent Acquisition Specialist, from MBK Search where she ran their EMEA division. She is responsible for Vidett’s recruitment strategy, candidate experience and talent acquisition operations. Nic brings a vast amount of experience with most of her career spent in talent acquisition at Vermelo RPO and Markerstudy Insurance.


Jacob Seymour has been appointed as a Senior Management Accountant to look after the implementation of a new accounting system, and to develop new processes and policies. He joins from online car retailer, Cinch where he was an Assistant Management Accountant, before progressing to Management Accountant after gaining his Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualifications. He has also worked in accountancy roles at Acal BFi UK and FISco (UK) Ltd.


Sharon Marlow has also joined as a Finance Analyst. Sharon has over 38 years’ experience working in accounts payable and has worked for a range of different companies, including large corporate companies such as Microsoft, to smaller family run businesses.


Commenting on the appointments, Wayne Phelan, Co-Chief Executive at Vidett, stated:

“Vidett is growing fast, and we’re delighted to start the New Year by welcoming these excellent new recruits. Katie is a highly regarded pensions professional and is already playing a key role in helping trustees set the strategic direction for their schemes.

“Emilie has spent her whole career in pensions management and brings invaluable experience working on the General code. Nic has some impressive achievements to show for her recruitment career including turning hiring time around from 6 weeks to 14 days and supporting a business to become an employer of choice.

“Jacob’s finance career has seen him work across a range of industries and develop robust management accountancy skills which will be vital for our new finance team in Reading. Finally, Sharon’s knowledge in all areas of finance from working on accounts, to data input and online banking apps will further strengthen the finance team. We wish them all the very best in their new roles.”


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.