We understand your need for absolute certainty, to ensure your members are financially protected and cared for, now and in the years to come.

Our team takes meticulous care over every detail, to craft the right approach for your scheme.

Security from the start

Creating certainty

From the very start of your journey with Rothesay, we focus on removing your risk.

Smooth transition

We prepare thoroughly to support you through a well-managed process.

Caring for members

We’re committed to providing excellent service, with fast and supportive help.

Meet our team

Our expert team will guide you through the process, from the first conversation to the full transfer of your pension scheme.

Sammy Cooper-Smith

Head of Business Development

Sammy Cooper-Smith is Head of Business Development at Rothesay. He joined Rothesay in 2011 and is responsible for new business origination and marketing to defined benefit pension schemes and insurance companies. At Rothesay, Sammy has played a lead role in transactions with the pension funds of National Grid, telent, Asda and Allied Domecq among others as well as the reinsurance of the Prudential, Zurich Assurance and Aegon annuity portfolios. Prior to joining Rothesay, Sammy was at Paternoster which Rothesay acquired in 2011. He started his career at Prudential. 

David Cox

Co-Head of Pricing and Reinsurance

David Cox is Co-Head of Pricing and Reinsurance at Rothesay. David joined Rothesay in 2008 and is responsible for the underwriting of new liability transactions with particular focus on reinsurance. David has been directly involved in most of Rothesay’s liability transactions to date. Prior to joining Rothesay, David was at Willis Towers Watson and Mercer. David is a pensions actuary and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Pamela Bentley

Co-Head of Pricing and Reinsurance

Pamela Bentley is Co-Head of Pricing and Reinsurance. Pamela joined Rothesay in 2009 and is responsible for the underwriting of new liability transactions. Pamela has been directly involved in most of Rothesay’s liability transactions to date. Prior to joining Rothesay, Pamela was at Willis Towers Watson in London and San Francisco. Pamela is a pensions actuary and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Russell Higgs

Head of Transitions

Russell has ultimate responsibility for all activity undertaken by the Transitions team. He joined Rothesay in 2011 having previously held senior operational roles at Paternoster and Prudential. He has over 35 years’ experience in the pensions industry with the last 14 years being spent exclusively working on bulk annuities.