Harwood CIPP, CIPD
An enthusiastic and experienced Scheme Secretary, Sarah has over 25 years’ experience in the pensions industry. With a background in Human Resources, Sarah has made a significant contribution to complex schemes and Trustee Boards utilising her experience in managing adviser relations while also offering support to Trustee Chairs and fostering member liaison. Sarah has acted as Scheme Secretary for various schemes and committees, both as an in-house pension specialist and as an external consultant.
As Corporate HR Manager for over 20 years to one of the world’s leading engineering companies, Sarah was responsible for all aspects of pension scheme management to 5 Defined Benefit schemes, 4 Hybrid schemes and 5 Defined Contribution schemes. She has been involved in a range of complex operational and strategic issues, including overseeing a successful Master Trust implementation, pension scheme mergers and the introduction of new processes and policies. Her proactive manner means she has a hands-on approach to the role of Secretary which ensures the Trustee is always supported within a strong governance framework.
What Do You Enjoy Most About Your Role
Working with a great team.
Interests Outside of Work
Family and horse racing.
Top Achievement To Date
Attaining my CIPD qualification, at the same time as working full time and bringing up my two children on my own. My employer was supportive, but I still required dedication and organisation at home and work.