Woodham, who has worked at the firm for 15 years, will be an ambassador for the group in the local community through supporting networking events and charitable initiatives and encouraging staff to get involved.
In his new role, he will be looking to “showcase” both the firm’s community and people led culture and, as pensions manager, the specialist pension services Old Mill can offer.
Woodham’s six-strong specialist pension team looks after 250 self-invested pension funds and assists member trustees to ensure that they meet their legislative responsibilities.
He said: “By being a visible and approachable leader, I can help encourage better communication, collaboration, and engagement between teams within the office, and between Old Mill and the local community, helping staff and clients alike feel more invested in the business and what we have to offer.
“I‘m looking forward to rebuilding, re-engaging and re-establishing that positive spirit we always had in the office and nurturing that social environment we’ve really missed, however, I know that there will be a number of challenges as we come back from the pandemic.”
Ian Carlson, managing director at Old Mill, added: “Steve is an excellent manager of people and is also very social and likes to bring a bit of fun to the workplace, but he’s also very aware that there isn’t going to be a ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to returning to ‘normal’.
“He understands that staff are going to need different types and levels of support as they return to the office and I know he’ll handle the transition with sensitivity and care to build the office back up to the positive working environment it was pre-pandemic.”