Committee Member Profile

Mr. Dermot Courtier Dermot Courtier

Head of Group Pensions, Kingfisher plc

Dermot is Head of Group Pensions for Kingfisher which he joined in 2007. He also supports and acts as Secretary of the UK Kingfisher Pension Scheme (67,000 members and over £3bn of assets). The KPS has both a DB legacy and an open DC section. Prior to this, Dermot was the Director, UK Client Delivery for ExcellerateHRO and the former Towers Perrin Administration Solutions (TPAS) business which he joined in 2003. Between 1994 to 2003, he was the Group Pensions Strategy Director of the Royal Mail Group plc pension plans. Before this, Dermot held a number of senior Human Resource executive / Director positions across both the retail food, fashion and distribution sectors. He is also an Independent Trustee Director for the Hachette UK Pension Plan. Dermot read Economics at the University of Bath and holds an MBA at the University of Bradford Management Centre. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Chartered FCIPD) and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (FIH). (06.15)