Alison Hatcher, Global Head of Pensions, has worked with the Client Strategy team in London since 2015 and has over 15 years’ experience working in the Pensions Industry. Alison is responsible for understanding the needs of our pension clients, the evolving legislative environment and market influences that will affect them. Alison is leading the strategy in Retirement Savings Globally and the relationship with our own Group Pension Scheme. She represents pension’s policy within Europe (Efama) and the UK (various investment committees) and is on the board of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association in the UK. Alison is a spokesperson for Retirement Savings generally, Regulatory Change, Governance and Diversity. Alison joined HSBC in 2011 and has been working in the industry since 2005. Previously, Alison was Director within Institutional Sales at HSBC Global Asset Management in London and was responsible for Institutional Clients. Alison holds a BA Hons in Law & Business from Warwick University and a MSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School in the UK
Caroline leads on institutional investment, corporate and scheme governance issues at the PLSA. She is also responsible for co-ordinating the Association’s work on Diversity & Inclusion.
She recently won "Investment Woman of the Year" (small/medium firms) at the InvestmentWeek 2019 Women in Investment Awards.
David Weeks was elected as Co-Chair of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) in 2016. His service on the executive committee runs from 2014. He is a director of the defined benefit pension scheme for a leading PLC in infrastructure services. The Pensions Management Institute presented him with their 2019 award for “Outstanding contribution to the pensions industry”. “Engaged Investor” included him in their “Top 50 people in pensions 2017”.
David Weeks is active in the affairs of the World Pensions Council, for whom he has made presentations to, and acted as rapporteur at, international conferences. Journals that have published contributions from him recently include “Financial Times”, “Revue Analyse Financiere”, “Portfolio Institutional”, “Professional Pensions” and “Pensions Expert”. He has been a judge for major UK pension awards.
Girish is Head of Administration at Premier Pensions. It has a multi-award winning pension administration business with an amazing reputation in the market for flexibility, speed of delivery and great pride in their work. They deliver the highest quality of services across the range of DB and DC arrangements, both as standalone administration offerings and embedded within a full service proposition.
James a qualified actuary with nearly 20 years’ experience providing strategic advice to corporate sponsors of some of the UK's largest pension plans.
He has a particular focus on member option / liability management projects, amongst other issues, and has led the advice on some of the largest exercises in the market.
James is also a member of the Council of the Society of Pensions Professionals.
Julian has worked in membership associations for over 20 years. He joined the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association as Executive Director in 2013 and became Chief Executive in 2017.
Prior to this he worked at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for almost 16 years. He undertook a variety of roles such as the Managing Director of their commercial company and their Director of Operations. He led on business growth and strategic development across CIPFA's commercial business as well as the delivery of their member services.
Julian worked on school policy at the Department for Education before joining CIPFA.
Lesley joined KGC in 2012. Previously, Lesley gained significant insight into the market from a provider view in the areas of pensions systems, services and investment management. This holistic understanding covers both trust and contract based arrangements. She has a deep knowledge in the construction of products and services including, pricing mechanism and infrastructure.
Lesley is currently President of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) serving on the advisory council and its Board. Lesley has recently taken on Chairing the Policy & Public Affairs committee. She is Chair of the PMI’s Master Trust special interest group and the Chair of the Pensions & Retirement Income sector group, participating in the FCA’s Working Group looking at Purpose.
Lesley holds a Masters in Economic and Social History and is also a Chartered Marketeer. When not working Lesley likes to spend time with her two dogs and developing her baking skills, although bread still remains a challenge.
Rona is a Partner and
Senior DC Consultant and is well-known in the pensions industry (having won
Adviser of the Year at the inaugural Women in Pensions awards in 2018). She
works with some of Hymans Robertson’s largest DC clients including Michelin and
BNY, as well as with a range of company governance committees for
contract-based and master trust arrangements. She also chairs the Governance
Committee of Hymans Robertson’s own staff pension plan.
Rona is a regular contributor to the pensions press and
presenter at DC related conferences. She engages regularly with The Pensions
Regulator and the DWP on topical DC issues and is currently Chair of the Working Party on
the Security of DC Assets.
Simon leads the firm's central Marketing team which delivers a wide range of marketing activities including communications and PR, event management, research and insight, brand management and design, and new business support.
Simon's significant professional services experience has led to a number of key developments benefiting clients, including: