Anna is an experienced member of our professional trustee team, representing LawDeb on a number of Boards and Committees including the Smart Pension Master Trust board where she chairs the Operations sub-committee. She also represents LawDeb as the Governance Committee and Benefits Allocation Committee Chair for a £10bn hybrid scheme and is an integral part of LawDeb’s Sole Corporate Trustee team. In September 2020, Anna was appointed to the Vanguard Independent Governance Committee responsible for overseeing the investment pathways for the Vanguard Personal Pension.
Anna encourages collaboration and accountability within the Boards that she joins, and she applies energy and empathy to get results. She is passionate about DC – helping improve members’ retirement and savings outcomes through better governance, value for money, information, and education.
Prior to LawDeb, Anna was a Senior DC Consultant at Willis Towers Watson, having started out as an actuarial consultant 20+ years earlier. During her time at WTW, Anna advised both trustees and corporate clients on DC, DB and hybrid schemes and on operational areas. Anna’s DC focus covered many areas including governance frameworks; lifestyle/freestyle investment designs; provider selection and benchmarking; member engagement; regulatory and legislative changes including pension freedoms and auto-enrolment.
A pensions actuary by training, Anna is an Accredited Member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees and a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries who loves Fast & Furious films, “enjoys” building fishponds and run-walk-running in her spare time.
What our clients say:
Anna’s DC experience is vital to ensure that we are on top of technical and governance issues as we continue to grow apace. Her DC skills are an invaluable asset as the industry moves towards consolidation, something we are keen to lead the field in.
-Andrew Evans, Co-founder and CEO of Smart Pension