Managing Director – 01623 821549
Darren started his career in pensions in 1996 and has been helping UK Insolvency Practitioners and Businesses with complex pension and insurance related matters ever since. He is passionate, empathetic and positive about his work, particularly when creating cost effective compliant solutions that can offer minimal involvement and risk exposure for his clients.
Having permanently lived within close proximity of Clumber Park in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Darren is excited about building a business that can create local job opportunities and investment for the local environment.
In his spare time, Darren is an avid football fan and enjoys playing golf and regularly turning out at his local gym. Darren also enjoys spending time with his young family either at home, on holiday or exploring the local countryside.
Operations Director – 01623 821551
Jo joined Clumber Consultancy in 2015, bringing with her 23 years of pensions experience, having worked her way up from pension administrator for the NAAFI pension scheme, to Associate Director at Alexander Forbes Trustee Services.
Her experience spans live, paid-up defined benefit and defined contribution pensions, in addition to winding up pension schemes inclusive of dealing with the Pension Protection Fund and the Financial Assistance Scheme. As Director and Head of Operations at Clumber Consultancy, she enjoys the more personal relationship that working for a smaller company enables her to have with clients, trustees and insolvency practitioners and values the service that Clumber Consultancy provides and the clients we work with. Her responsibilities include taking appointments from liquidators, monitoring pension and insolvency legislation to ensure our services and clients remain compliant and ensure delivery excellence whilst managing an increasing number of staff.
Jo also completed the Award in Pension Trusteeship in 2008.
Jo is very family orientated, with two sons and a daughter, who have finished their studying and are now starting out on their careers. In her spare time, Jo enjoys going to the gym and overseas holidays.
Dee Van Gellecum
Team Leader – 01623 821553
Dee joined Clumber Consultancy in 2016, and has over 20 years’ experience in pensions. She is an Associate Member of the Pensions Management Institute, having successfully completed the most prestigious qualification in the pensions industry.
With 16 years’ experience in pensions at international law firm Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs), Dee is our go-to person for all legal pension queries. More recently she worked alongside Jo at Alexander Forbes Trustee Services dealing with live Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution schemes, the Financial Assistance Scheme and the Pension Protection Fund, so they have quickly settled back into working together again.
Dee enjoys the team spirit at Clumber Consultancy, where everyone pulls together to get a positive result for both the insolvency professional and the pension scheme members.
Dee has two daughters, and is training to be a Guide Leader. She still finds time to keep fit with regular Kettlercise classes, and enjoys socialising with friends.
Team Leader – 01623 821552
Paul arrived at Clumber Consultancy in May 2017 and brings with him a wealth of pension’s knowledge.
With over 10 years dealing with defined benefit, defined contribution and CARE schemes, he is extremely familiar with handling large amounts of data and diligently resolving member benefit issues.
Outside work, Paul is a qualified football referee – his favourite colours are yellow and red – and he runs a local Sunday league football team. Family life is very important to Paul, his 15-month-old son keeps him on his toes, and his current ambition in life is to have a lie in beyond 6am!
Senior Pension’s Administrator – 01623 821555
Joining the company in November 2017 as Senior Pension’s Administrator, Oli brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the Defined Benefit and Defined Contributions world. Prior to his arrival, he worked for a large international business, undertaking complex project work for clients.
With his close family living in Australia, it’s no wonder he enjoys travelling to sunnier shores and as an avid sports fan, loves nothing more than catching an Aussie Rules Football game.
Senior Pensions Administrator – 01623 821547
Emma joined Clumber Consultancy in February 2017 as Senior Pensions Administrator from a large pension administration provider in Sheffield where she most recently worked on Defined Contribution, Defined Benefit and CARE arrangements. Prior to this Emma gained in-depth experience of SSAS schemes at Talbot & Muir.
The prospect of gaining more experience of pensions in insolvency attracted Emma to the role at the company and coupled with the team ethos and spirit, she is thoroughly enjoying being part of the Clumber Consultancy team.
Away from work, Emma is currently renovating her newly-purchased house, which is intently guarded by her pet house rabbit. She loves holidaying in faraway places (she recently returned from Mexico and made us all very jealous of her sun tan!), spending time with her partner and socialising with friends.
Pension’s Administrator – 01623 821546
Jodi joined Clumber Consultancy at the end of May 2017 as Pension’s Administrator with over three years’ pension’s administration experience, working with both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution schemes of varying sizes.
A lover of the great outdoors, and with a degree in tourism and event management it’s no surprise that Jodi has travelled extensively and regales the office with stories of her exploits in Nicaragua, the Caribbean and other exotic locations. However, closer to home Jodi can be found walking her dog Stitch, perfecting recipes in the kitchen and spending time with friends. Jodi is regularly in contact with pension providers and insolvency practitioners – there’s a good chance she will be the friendly voice at the end of the phone when you’re in contact with Clumber Consultancy.
Marketing Executive – 01623 821554
Helen joined us in November 2016.
With a degree in English and European Literature and over 20 years of business experience, much of it in marketing management for IT companies, Helen provides marketing support to the team. Previously, her career highlights include working with Formula One teams who use engineering software to improve the performance of their cars, organising conferences for delegates in weird and wonderful locations and coordinating product launches across Northern Europe.
Helen is enjoying learning about the intricacies of the financial services industry and keeping ‘brand Clumber’ on the map.
She has three young sons who are keen ice hockey players, plus a labradoodle, so is very busy out of office hours too. Helen also finds time to run and has completed her first half marathon in Manchester. Her aim is to run the New York marathon, but she is not saying when!
Junior Pension’s Administrator – 01623 821544
Melissa joined Clumber Consultancy in January 2018 with a strong background in administration. She is an integral part of the team at Clumber Consultancy and she is relishing the opportunity of getting to know more about the pension’s and insolvency market.
Outside of work, Melissa enjoys nothing more than a good shopping spree, preferably combining this with another of her favourite pastimes, holidays! Closer to home, she loves watching ice hockey and motorsports. Who knows, once she has passed her driving test – which she is currently working towards – we may find her on the grid!