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.
Trustee and Chair of the Trustee
Steve Delo is Managing Director of PAN Governance LLP and a former President of the Pensions Management Institute. His experience includes senior roles in consulting and asset management.
Steve is independent trustee to a range of occupational defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes, in most cases acting as Chair of Trustees, with total assets in excess of £15bn.
He’s a popular conference speaker and writes extensively on pensions matters, including the influential trustee opinion column in Engaged Investor, which is now in its tenth year. During his career, Steve has won several individual professional awards – Business Presenter of the Year, Pensions Personality of the Year and Independent Trustee of the Year.
Andrew Cheeseman has been described in the press as ’a hugely effective, no-nonsense independent trustee’.
A prominent industry figure, he has previously held senior management and consulting roles in various major pensions businesses.
Andrew is also one of the few trustees in the UK who is regulated for the conduct of investment business by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Alan Pickering, CBE
Alan Pickering is Chairman of BESTrustees and a Trustee of a number of pension schemes. These include The Plumbing Industry Pension Scheme which he chairs and The People’s Pension.
Alan chairs the governance group of the Royal Mail Statutory Pension Scheme. He was a Trustee of the Kosovo Pensions Savings Trust between 2011 and 2015. Until February 2013, he chaired the financial literacy charity, Life Academy. He has served as a non-executive director of The Pensions Regulator having previously been a member of the Occupational Pensions Board.
Alan is a past Chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds, now known as the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association and the European Federation for Retirement Provision. His government sponsored report ‘A Simpler Way to Better Pensions’ was published in July 2002. He is a member of the Rules Committee of the British Horseracing Authority and Vice President of the Racehorse Owners Association.
Sue Lewis is Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel.
She’s a Trustee of national charity StepChange, and is also on the professional standards boards of the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Chartered Banker.
Sue also has international expertise as a consultant on financial education, financial inclusion and consumer protection regulation.
She was previously a senior civil servant, working in HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office and Department for Education. She advised government ministers on a range of policy issues including financial services, early years, children and young people, and gender equality.
Sue has a BSc degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in statistical methods.
Ruston Smith is a Group Director at Tesco with responsibility for the governance, operation, administration and investment of the group’s pension arrangements.
He’s CEO of Tesco Pension Investment and is also responsible for insurable risk – and, until recently, also for executive reward, health and wellbeing, HR systems and other people functions at Tesco.
Ruston is a non-executive director and past chairman of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), a director of Standard Life’s master trust company, a non-executive director of JP Morgan Asset Management International Limited and JP Morgan Funds Limited, Chairman of GroceryAid, a Trustee Director of the National Council for Palliative Care, a governor of the Pensions Policy Institute and is on the MBA Advisory Board of the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School.
He has an MBA, is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management.