Saba Haran appointed as Employee Benefits Director to drive business growth in Scotland
Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing is expanding its business and has appointed Saba Haran as its first Employee Benefits Director in Scotland.
Saba brings over 27 years’ experience in the financial services sector, with the last 13 years spent in employee benefits, working with many FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies.
Saba joins from Lockton where she was Vice President Head of Workplace Savings. Prior to this she worked for Capita Employee Solutions for four years, first as a Senior Reward & Strategy Consultant and latterly, Client Relationship Director. Before that she also spent nine years as Head of Scotland EB & Senior DC Consultant at Capita Employee Benefits. Other large organisations Saba has worked for include Scottish Widows, AXA, Aon and Deloitte UK.
Commenting on her role Saba said: “Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing is a fast growing, major player in employee benefits and I am thrilled to join the team in Scotland. I look forward to working with employers across Scotland and helping them to navigate the often-complex world of employee benefits and create a proposition that supports them in attracting and retaining top talent.”
Glenn Thomas, CEO Health & Benefits and Global Practice Head at Howden Broking Ltd said: “Saba is a talented and experienced professional who has worked extensively in the financial services and employee benefits and her knowledge and experience will be an asset to our team and clients. We are committed to investing in growing our footprint in Scotland and supporting Scottish employers with trusted employee benefits consultancy and Saba will play a pivotal role in helping us achieve this.”
Cheryl Brennan, Managing Director, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing added: “Saba’s appointment is an important step in helping us growing our presence in Scotland, working with forward-thinking businesses to help them develop creative strategies for a healthy, happy and productive workforce. Scotland is an important area of development for Howden as we recognise that many employers here are looking for a consultant who genuinely understands the local market, the challenges they face as well as the changing benefits landscape. They want to work with a partner who has the expertise to provide specialist advice and a personalised service to their business and their employees.”