Richard E Farr

Managing Director

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Richard joined Lincoln Pensions in January 2016 and is primarily responsible for targeting and servicing corporate sponsors of all sizes with regard to their defined benefit (DB) pension scheme. He also specialises in stressed cases involving complex M&A transactions and scheme compromise (PPF plus and minus). He has a pre-eminent reputation in the DB pensions advisory market for innovative solutions.

Richard’s clients include John Menzies plc, Burton Foods, GKN plc,  Amey Group and First Group.

His previous role was with BDO, where he led the pensions advisory business team. During his six years with BDO, Richard provided pensions advice to a range of blue chip clients including Uniq plc, AEA Group plc, MIRA and General Motors on a diverse range of high-profile transactions and other situations.

Prior to working at BDO, Richard was Head of Pensions at Swiss Re for two years and Partner and Lead of the corporate pension advisory practice at PwC for six years. During 2004/5 Richard was the original advisor to: The Pension Protection Fund (“PPF”) on their choice of risk-based levy provider; and the Pensions Regulator (“TPR”) on the new Act’s Guidelines; as well as being the TPR’S first secondee.

He has a wide range of industrial, consumer, technical, business services, financial services and insurance sector experience. Across virtually any business sector that has a significant defined benefit exposure, Richard has significant relevant prior experience and credentials. He has also been CFO or Chairman of several quoted and unquoted businesses (both through IPOs and restructurings).

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