Committee Member Profile

Mr. Robert Tickell Robert Tickell

Trustee, IBM United Kingdom Pensions Trust Ltd.

Robert has worked for IBM UK for over 34 years. Robert has been co-Chair of the IBM UK Pensions Trustee Board since the end of 2012, having joined the Board as an MND at the end of 2009. He was re-elected as an MND by his peers in 2012 and 2016.
The Board has 2 DB schemes, one worth around £8bn and a smaller one with assets of £1.2bn - both are over 100% funded on a TP basis. The Trsutee also manages a large DC scheme with £@.5bn of assets. The total number of IBMers and dependents involved with the 3 plans is just over 40,000.
In his day job Robert runs the European Business development team for IBM’s Commercial Business, so the best place to meet him is at Heathrow airport.
Robert spent 6 years in the Army before joining IBM. Robert is also a non exec director of Business South, based in Southampton, a post he has held for 5 years. (07.19)