The pensions minister, Steve Webb, has announced the appointment of three new trustees to the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST).
Sally Bridgeland, Caroline Rookes and Jill Youds will all begin their roles at the mastertrust on 1 April 2015.
Sally’s career in UK pensions and institutional investment spans nearly 3 decades. She is currently a non-executive director of Royal London Group. Sally is also a senior adviser with Avida International. Until recently, she was the chief executive officer and trustee of the BP Pension Fund. Previously, she was a partner, pensions actuary and investment consultant at AON Hewitt.
Caroline Rookes, CBE
Caroline is CEO of the Money Advice Service. Formerly a senior civil servant, her career spanned several top management roles. She has extensive experience of and expertise in shaping and delivering major policy programmes across government. Between 2005 to 2013, Caroline was director of private pensions at the Department for Work and Pensions where she led a landmark and successful reform of the UK’s private pension regime introducing automatic enrolment. From 2002 to 2005, Caroline was the director of savings, pensions and share schemes at HMRC, where she was responsible for a fundamental reform of the tax regime on pensions.
Jill was appointed in 2014 as Chair of the Judicial Pensions Board. Between 2008 to 2013, she was an Executive Director at Virgin Media. Previous executive roles include: Head of People Development at Lloyds Group; Group HR Director at Pearce Group Ltd, and Head of HR at Clarks International.