Sally Minchella


Sally is a qualified actuary with over 20 years’ experience in the pensions industry working with both trustees and sponsors. Sally’s particular areas of expertise include funding; de-risking; GMP equalisation; DC arrangements; and inclusion and diversity.

She currently sits on the boards of a multi-billion pound DB and DC scheme and an open DB scheme developing a long term journey plan, as well as chairing a benefits committee and GMP project group, and sitting on a further DC and benefits sub-committee and a number of further GMP project groups and is working on a number of other schemes across a range of projects, including buy-ins and buyouts and transfer of DC to Master Trust.

Prior to joining LawDeb, Sally was a Senior Director in the Retirement team at Willis Towers Watson, providing advice in relation to schemes ranging from £15m to £2bn. These included agreeing valuations, developing long term funding strategies, scheme design projects, as well as being scheme actuary to several offshore arrangements. She is also a specialist in GMP Equalisation,  involved in developing Willis Towers Watson’s approach to GMP equalisation and conversion across actuarial, data, and administration.

Sally was shortlisted for 'Most Inspiring Returner' at the Professional Pensions Women in Pensions awards 2018 and nominated as ‘Pensions Woman of the Year’ in 2019.

A Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries with a PMI Certificate in Pension Trusteeship and a BSc (Hons) Mathematics Statistics, Operational Research and Economics from the University of Warwick, Sally enjoys spending time with her 3 kids and trail running, especially in the mountains, in her spare time.