Michelle joined BESTrustees in 2023 after a number of senior strategy, digital and Liability Driven Investment (LDI) roles in Pensions.

Michelle is a highly accomplished, award-winning senior business leader with a speciality in Pensions, Investments and Technology. Her most recent executive-level role was as Chief Strategy Officer at Smart Pension, where she was part of the core team responsible for a 2000% increase in the company’s growth and its expansion into four continents. Before that, Michelle worked in senior roles at Legal & General Investment Management and spent eight years as a consulting actuary with Hewitt Associates (now Aon).

Michelle has deep investment experience, including being heavily involved in the design, monitoring and reporting of LDI solutions (pooled and segregated) whilst at LGIM. She also has extensive experience of the operation of master trusts and retirement technology following her time at Smart Pension.

In 2021, Michelle was awarded Fintech Woman of the Year and in 2022 was named one of the top 100 global female leaders in Fintech by Innovate Finance.