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12 Apr 2024

The latest industry people moves.

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The latest industry people moves.

LGPS Central, the £30bn pool for eight local authority pension schemes across the Midlands, has welcomed Richard Law-Deeks (pictured) as its new chief executive. Law-Deeks has quit the Royal Mail Pension Plan, where he was chief executive, to take up this role. He starts in the summer, if the regulator approves the appointment.

He cut his teeth in pensions through roles in the local government retirement schemes for Hackney and Hertfordshire. Law-Deeks also sits on the defined benefit (DB) committee of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association and is a trustee of a DB scheme sponsored by a charity.

Laurie Lee has been appointed chief executive of the Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation, a charity that seeks to create a healthier world. His previous roles include chief executive of Care International UK, where he helped establish a law across 50 countries that protects women against sexual violence and harassment at work.

Lee has also held a senior position at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and been a government adviser. He sits on the board of several other charities.

Rebecca Whelan has joined the £5.4bn Avon Pension Fund as a senior investment officer. She will manage the fund’s carbon disclosures and invest £150m with the aim of making local impacts.

Workplace pensions provider TPT Retirement Solutions has appointed Adam Tudor as its head of DC distribution.
 He will play a key role in launching the firm’s new DC proposition in the second half of this year. The proposition is being designed to ease the complexity of the retirement process for members by simplifying the transition from accumulation to decumulation.

Tudor has held senior positions at Smart Pension and HSBC retirement services.

Cushon has named Veronica Humble as chief investment officer. She joins from LGIM and will develop the master trust’s investment strategy, which includes reducing carbon in its portfolios.

Kate Whittingham has joined Pan Trustees as a partner and independent trustee. She also joins the firm’s partnership board and its central governance committee.


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