Alan Baker


Alan currently acts as trustee on pensions schemes ranging from £6m to multi-billion. Alan chairs two schemes and leads on several corporate sole trustee clients and was 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 and is currently working with a number of schemes going to market for insurance.

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 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.

What our clients say:

“This is an innovative and ground-breaking initiative to address pension funding that is delivering huge value for the members and for the company. Alan has been instrumental in working with the company to develop this strategy and help bring it to conclusion.”

Duncan Leggett, Chief Financial Officer, Premier Foods

“Alan has worked closely with advisors and with the company to help lead us through a complex risk transfer project. Although focused on the need to consider members’ interests, he proved to be flexible and open to discuss options. He helped to foster an excellent working relationship between the employer, the scheme actuary and the legal advisors and was very knowledgeable and well prepared for the topics covered. Overall, he was a pleasure to work with.”

Albert Dolan, Pensions Manager, Group Pensions, Bank of Ireland