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 Menezes over 20 years of experience in business strategy, proposition development, technology build and operational delivery. He is also the Director of the Pensions Administration Standards Association and member of the Advisory Council at the Pensions Management Institute. He has a Masters in Management from the London Business School.
I love a challenge! Pensions gives this to me in spades. Constantly changing legislation, communicating with a diverse audience, adapting to the technology revolution and managing assets in a volatile market. What’s not to like?
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.