Alan Baker


Alan currently represents LawDeb on nine pension scheme appointments with scheme assets ranging from £50m to multi-billion. Of these nine appointments, Alan is Chair of Trustees for three schemes and works as a Co-Trustee for the remaining six.

Alan was previously a member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees’ sub-committee that developed the code of practice for professional sole corporate trustees.

He has extensive experience of investment strategy, risk management and de-risking. As a professional trustee, has been involved in 7 bulk annuity transactions, including a £1bn+ buy-in and is working with one of his scheme about to go to market.

Alan is an Accredited Member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees.

Alan joined LawDeb in May 2019 from Mercer where he was Head of DB Solutions Development and Chair of the DB Policy Group. He had been a Partner at Mercer since 2011 and was responsible for launching a number of new business lines including Mercer Dynamic De-risking Solution (in the fiduciary management space), Mercer Workplace Savings (for DC) and Mercer Smart DB (as a longevity hedging solution).

In addition to his professional experience, Alan was previously a trustee and director of Strawberry Hill House, a cultural heritage site internationally famous as Britain’s finest example of Georgian gothic revival architecture and still remains closely involved as a patron.

Alan holds a BSc (Hons.) in Biochemistry from Imperial College, London and is an Associate of the Royal College of Science.