Doug is an accredited professional pensions trustee through the Association of Professional Pension Trustees. He has extensive experience in all aspects of scheme governance having served as Chair and Board Trustee, as well as Sole Trustee in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
A Human Resources professional with considerable skills in people management, Doug has successfully led Trustee Boards through a wide range of activities, driving positive outcomes for members and sponsors. He has developed a significant number of pension communication exercises including the award-winning design and development of an ESG investment strategy in 2019, which was among the first five occupational pension schemes to introduce ESG for lifestyling DC funds. The multimedia approach to communication led to a 10% increase in new members and was seen to be an important aide to future recruitment by the Employer.
He is particularly proud of successfully Chairing a number of large pension schemes through some challenging and difficult periods. This includes the merger of two significant financial institutions pension arrangements, a substantial buy-in, and significantly improving member engagement through effective communication strategy.
What Do You Enjoy Most About Your Role
The challenge of driving forward best practice with the mixture of taking a strategic perspective on the long-term, whilst drilling down to ensure all operational trustee duties and responsibilities are successfully achieved.
Interests Outside of Work
International travel, having travelled to over 100 countries around the globe. A frequent theatre goer, and enjoy the opera, ballet and classical music concerts.
Top Achievement To Date
Completing the London Marathon. Climbing to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Being a Member of team to successfully White Water Raft over the rapids of the Zambezi River In Africa.