Andrew Parker

Pension Trusteeship

Andrew is involved in a number of pension trustee boards of varying sizes and complexity in both defined benefit and defined contribution. He chairs several of these trustee boards.

He joined Law Debenture from BT Group where he was a sponsor-nominated trustee director of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS). He is also a director of Law Debenture Governance Services and leads our governance services practice across corporate and pension trustee boards.

Particular Expertise

  • Supplier and adviser relationships
  • Legal cases – Andrew led the BTPS declaratory action to establish the scope and extent of the crown guarantee of the BTPS under the Telecommunications Act 1984
  • Board effectiveness and governance issues

Background

Andrew graduated in law and was admitted as a solicitor.  He spent time in private practice in the City before joining BT Group where he worked in a variety of legal, regulatory, and governance roles before becoming General Counsel of BTopenworld and subsequently BT Retail; and BT Group Company Secretary in 2008. He was a member of the London Stock Exchange Primary Markets Group (2008-2012), the All Parliamentary Corporate Governance Group, the GC100, and the chair of the Chief Legal Officers’ Forum (2007-2010).

He recently stood down as director of the Conference Board European Pensions Council. Andrew is a council member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees.

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