Committee Member Profile
Chairman, Marks & Spencer Irish Pension Scheme
John is an actuary with over 35 years’ experience in pensions, investments and trusteeship. He is a past Chairman of the Irish Association of Pension Funds and has served as a Director of the European Federation for Retirement Provision and Chairman of the Irish Government’s Cross-border Pension Funds Working Group.
John has held high profile positions at Irish Pensions Trust, AIB Investment Managers, Scottish Provident/Abbey National where he was trustee of the company’s pension plan in Ireland, and Mercer where he was appointed worldwide partner and head of the Irish pensions and benefits administration business. He founded Trustee Principles Limited, a professional pension trustee company in 2009. Trustee Principles was acquired by Willis Towers Watson in 2012.John now acts as an Independent Professional Trustee in a personal capacity and serves on several trustee boards for large employers, including AIB, BOC Gases, General Electric, Intel, Marks and Spencer, and Royal London. John also wrote the content for The Pensions Authority’s e-learning course for trustees, and is the current editor of the Authority’s Trustee Handbook.”