The People’s Pension Trustee

The People’s Pension Trustee is responsible for running the scheme and for looking after all the pots of money held by the scheme. Incorporated on 30 May 2012, the Trustee Board is made up of the following individuals.

Steve Delo

Chair of the Trustee

Steve Delo Steve is Managing Director of PAN Governance LLP, and a former President of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI). He sits on the trustee boards of a number of UK pension schemes with total assets of more than £15bn.

He has won individual professional awards, including Business Presenter of the Year, Pensions Personality of the Year and Independent Trustee of the Year.

Andrew Cheeseman

Trustee Director

Andrew CheesemanAndrew is a prominent industry figure, described by the media as ‘a hugely effective, no-nonsense independent trustee’.

He has previously held senior management and consulting roles in various major pensions businesses.

He is one of the few trustees in the UK who is regulated for the conduct of investment business by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Alan Pickering, CBE

Trustee Director

Alan PickeringAlan is Chairman of BESTrustees and is a Trustee of a number of pension schemes including The Plumbing Industry Pension Scheme.

He has over 40 years’ experience across a wide variety of roles in the pensions industry.

He has sat on the board of a number of important industry bodies, including serving as Chair of the former National Association of Pension Funds (now the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association).

Sue Lewis

Trustee Director (appointed 1 April 2016)

Sue LewisSue chairs the Financial Services Consumer Panel. She is a Trustee of leading debt charity StepChange, and also sits on the Professional Standards Board of both the Chartered Insurance Institute and Chartered Banker Institute.

Sue works with international bodies on financial education, financial inclusion and consumer protection regulation. She was previously a senior civil servant, most recently responsible for savings and investments policy in HM Treasury.

Ruston Smith

Trustee Director (appointed 1 April 2016)

Ruston SmithRuston is the former Group Director – People, Pensions and Insurable Risk at Tesco PLC and currently chairs its main defined benefit and defined contribution pension arrangements. He is also NonExecutive Chair of Tesco Pension Investments Limited.

Ruston is co-Chair of the DWP’s Auto Enrolment Review Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director of JP Morgan Asset Management International, Chairman of PTL Limited, former Chairman and now Non-Executive Director of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute, Chairman of GroceryAid and a Trustee of the National Council for Palliative Care. Ruston has won a number of awards including Trustee of the Year and an industry achievement award.

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