Helen Dean takes on her new role as chief executive of NEST following the announcement that Tim Jones would be standing down earlier this year.


Dean has been involved in auto enrolment from its inception. During her 30 years as a senior civil servant she worked extensively in pension policy, including private pension policy and pension reform. She also worked on the solution to under-saving in pensions and the legislation for auto enrolment.

 As a Board Director of PADA (Personal Accounts Delivery Authority), Dean was part of the senior team responsible for designing, procuring and setting up the NEST Scheme. Since NEST launched she has led on scheme development, product, operations and marketing.