A bit about me
I was born in the US, coming to Britain in my 20s. Outside of pensions and raising a family, my main activities have been sports (in my younger days), choral singing, charity trusteeship and being a school governor and a church treasurer.
I started in pensions after university and later earned an MBA and an American actuarial qualification (ASA). In the early years, I worked in pension systems development. Since then I have worked mainly in consultancy, but I have also served as pensions manager on secondment at Johnson Matthey and as a policy manager at TPR. I draw on this broad experience in my work. I joined Muse in 2015 and advise trustees and sponsoring employers on pensions management and governance. This includes advising on resourcing, selection of administrators and advisers, and roles and responsibilities. Two examples were analysing pension requirements and responsibilities for a multi-employer scheme and for a bank - both projects helped support improvements to pensions governance responsibilities. I have helped schemes review providers, sometimes leading to improvements in current arrangements and sometimes to a change in providers.