Committee Member Profile

Mr. Chris Hitchen Chris Hitchen

Trustee, NEST

Chris is Chair of the Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, which invests money for twelve LGPS pension funds with assets totalling £43 billion, and Chair of Scheme Committees for industry-wide housing association pension schemes totalling £5 billion. Chris has over 30 years' experience in investment and pensions. He is also a Trustee member at NEST, the 7-million-member UK DC scheme. Previously Chris led the railways pension schemes for almost twenty years, first as CIO then as CEO. Chris is a Board member for the Toronto-based International Centre for Pensions Management (ICPM), and for the UK’s Investor Forum, which promotes strategic dialogue between companies and investors. He chaired the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) from 2007 to 2009 and was the inaugural Chair of the Pensions Quality Mark, raising standards in DC pensions. Chris is an Actuary and an Honorary Fellow of the CFA Society of the UK. Chris is a Member of EPFIF's UK Pensions Fund Investment Forum Advisory Committee. (08.18)