Catherine Redmond has joined BESTrustees as a Trustee Executive. Catherine is a qualified actuary with more than 20 years’ experience in pensions. For the last ten years she has worked for the trustee boards of some of the largest private sector pension schemes in the UK, covering a range of defined benefit and defined contribution arrangements.
Catherine’s experience includes responsibility for overseeing the strategic review, transformation and ongoing effectiveness of a range of member administration and communications arrangements. She has had extensive involvement in a number of liability management exercises, including a pensions increase exchange exercise offered to more than 100,000 pensioners, and a longevity transaction covering more than £16 billion of pension liabilities.
Her DC investment experience covers the review and the redesign of a member default investment option, resulting in the launch of one of the first large scale and award winning UK diversified growth funds.
Catherine has a particular interest in good scheme governance, and has supported a variety of trustee effectiveness reviews.
Earlier on in her career Catherine was employed in the London practice of Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson), where she worked on a variety of domestic and international total reward assignments, giving her a strong insight into the significance of pension programmes in a broader reward context. Before this she was a Product Development Actuary for Canada Life (Ireland) Ltd, with responsibility for the development of individual and group pensions, life, health and annuity products.
Alan Pickering, Chairman of Bestrustees commented:
“We are delighted that Catherine has chosen to join us and feel certain that her outgoing personality and wide experience will considerably enhance the offering which we bring to the professional trustee market place.
Diversity is a hallmark of our business and Catherine’s skillset certainly brings added variety to the way in which we can meet the needs of our growing client base.”