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LifeSight appoints Howard Williams to its Board of Trustees

London, 20 July 2021LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s UK DC master trust, has today announced the appointment of Howard Williams as a new trustee. Howard replaces Shar Nebhrajani who stepped down at the end of June after serving two terms on LifeSight’s trustee board.

Howard has a 35 year career in investment management having worked at J.P. Morgan Asset Management for more than two decades where he was Chief Investment Officer and Head of Global Equities until his retirement in 2017.

During his investment career Howard worked closely with a wide variety of institutional investors including defined contribution and defined benefit pension schemes based in the UK and around the world. He is now a Non-Executive Director at Schroder Unit Trust Ltd and Senior Independent Director at Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust PLC.

LifeSight has a five-person trustee board, responsible for the oversight and delivery of its services to members, all of whom are independent of Willis Towers Watson. The trustee board contains a broad range of skills and experience which has been recognised for its strength. With nearly 250,000 members, LifeSight manages over £10bn of Assets under Management.

Earlier this year, as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable investing, LifeSight committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all its default funds by 2050 at the latest, with at least a 50% reduction by 2030.

Howard Williams, LifeSight trustee, said: “I strongly believe in helping LifeSight members achieve the best outcome from their retirement savings by carefully managing the risk and reward in their LifeSight investments. I have many years experience in investment management and am committed to working with the independent board at LifeSight to ensure that members can access an attractive range of investment options where good corporate governance, sustainable investment and climate risks are explicitly integrated into the investment approach.”

Jane Platt, chair of the LifeSight trustee board, said: “Howard is a hugely experienced investment expert who brings over three decades of industry experience to the LifeSight trustee board. His commitment to achieving the best possible financial outcomes through strong governance will greatly benefit LifeSight members.”