In the saddest of news, we learned today, that Fraser Smart died last Wednesday at too young an age
Fraser was married to Sarah, Chair of the Pensions Regulator and his devoted companion during his recent battle with cancer.
He was to his end, the CEO of Heywood technologies who have posted a touching and heartfelt tribute to a man who clearly made a difference. I have heard this first hand and unprompted from his staff.
Friends and colleagues shared memories and messages on Linkedin. With people commenting about Fraser’s dry wit and (sometimes wicked) sense of humour, him being incredibly generous and kind, his drive and conviction, and just being an “all round true gentlemen.”
This is a testimonial from Ian Maybury – a fellow actuary and pensions professional
“I have worked with Fraser on various challenges across investment, governance and advisory aspects of a substantial UK pension scheme where he has effected transformational change involving a wide range of stakeholders and suppliers/partners. His enthusiasm is infectious and he has ability to understand the need for change and deliver to both demanding objectives and deadlines.”
Fraser was known to us as the CEO of Buck Consultants while owned by Xerox, for five years the CEO of British Airways pension scheme and most recently as CEO of Heywood technologies,
He was a talented racing driver
Here is a tribute from one of his motor racing team mates
And a proper Scot
Fraser was from Kilsyth in Scotland, studied at Edinburgh University and returned to Scotland recently to live with Sarah above Inverness. This photo was published by Heywood and gives an indication of why he was such an infectious happy spirit