The LifeSight Trustee Board
Jane Platt CBE (Chair)
Jane is a non-executive director of the FCA and was Chief Executive of National Savings and Investments for ten years until September 2016. She trained as an investment manager with Mercury Asset Management, held senior executive positions at BZW Asset Management and was later Chief Executive of Barclays Stockbrokers. Jane is a Chartered Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. She received the 2016 lifetime achievement award from the Call Centre Association for championing standards and improved customer outcomes.
Sharmila Nebhrajani OBE
A biomedical scientist by background, Sharmila is Chief Executive of Wilton Park, an Executive Agency of the Foreign Office convening international policy discussions on peace, prosperity defence and security. Before this she was Chair of the Human Tissue Authority, the organisation that regulates the use of human organs and tissue for transplant and research and Director of External Affairs for the Medical Research Council. She is a Board Member of the British Medical Journal, Sussex University and National Savings & Investments and was for 12 years Chief Operating Officer of BBC New Media and Technology, the division that built and launched the iPlayer.
Russell is a special adviser to the FSB Climate Risk Financial Disclosures Task Force. He was previously the Group Chief Accounting Officer for HSBC until March 2016 and is now Chair of the Trustee Board of the HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme having previously been Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for the Scheme.
He is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership and an Honorary Professor at Durham University Business School.
Gill is an experienced Chief Customer Officer who in executive life worked at John Lewis, MasterCard and Kingfisher. Most recently, she was Group Marketing Director for The Co-operative Group.
She brings valuable non-executive director experience. She served eight years on the Board of Morgan Sindall plc and is currently on the Boards of PayPoint plc, N Brown Group plc and Wincanton plc. She chairs an independent Customer Challenge Group for Severn Trent Water plc to contribute to Ofwat’s current price review.
Mervyn chairs the Board at HMRC, where he is the Lead Non-Executive. He is also the independent Trustee Chair of the Amec Foster Wheeler and RICS pension schemes. A lawyer by background, during an extensive executive career he was HR Director at three FTSE 100 companies, including British Airways, where for three years he chaired the trustee boards of their substantial DB pension schemes.
The LifeSight team
Managing Director (Global)
Fiona is the Managing Director for LifeSight, with overall responsibility for the LifeSight master trust solution and team. Fiona has been at Willis Towers Watson since 2008. In her previous role at the firm, Fiona led the Willis Towers Watson Risk Solutions business, driving delivery of de-risking and liability management projects for defined benefit schemes with an emphasis on thought leadership and successful implementation. With over 10 years' experience as a statutory director on the boards of numerous FTSE 100 life insurance companies, Fiona also brings extensive commercial, operations and programme management expertise gained from both operational and relationship roles. She has also held non-executive director positions. Fiona graduated with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics and is a qualified Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. She is an alumni of the FTSE100 Mentoring Programme.
Global Head of Strategy and Markets
Alice is Global Head of Strategy and Markets for LifeSight, with responsibility for the overall strategic and commercial direction of LifeSight’s global range of master trust savings solutions. Alice has been with Willis Towers Watson since 2004 and is a qualified actuary. She holds a first class MMath degree in Mathematics from Sheffield University. Prior to joining the LifeSight team, Alice worked as an actuarial consultant in our offices in Manchester, Paris and London, advising companies and trustees on a variety of domestic and international pensions issues.
Head of Proposition Development
David is the Head of Proposition Development for LifeSight, with responsibility for all aspects of the design and continual evolution of the LifeSight master trust solution. David has been with Willis Towers Watson since 1998. He graduated with a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an associate of the Pensions Management Institute and holds the diploma of the Personal Finance Society.
David brings significant experience to the team from his previous role with the firm as a Senior Consultant specialising in defined contribution pensions. David advised clients on a wide variety of strategic issues including auto-enrolment, executive pensions benchmarking, journey planning and pension change projects.
Head of Client Relations
Andrew is the Head of Client Relations for LifeSight, with responsibility for managing the relationships with employers using the LifeSight master trust solution, starting from the sales process, during the transition of members into LifeSight and through to ongoing service delivery. Andrew’s background is in consulting, where in his previous role at the firm he advised companies and trustees on a range of pensions and investment issues. His varied experience covers funding, defined benefit and defined contribution investment strategy, liability de-risking, offshore pension management and changes in pensions’ legislation. Andrew has been with Willis Towers Watson since 2001. Andrew graduated with a First Class (Hons) Business degree from the University of Portsmouth.