Catherine Redmond is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, with over 20 years’ experience in the pensions industry. For the last ten years she has held senior roles in the executive management teams supporting the trustee boards and governance committees of two of the largest private sector pension schemes in the UK - the Barclays UK Retirement Fund, and the BT Pension Scheme.
Catherine’s experience includes responsibility for overseeing the strategic review, transformation and ongoing effectiveness of member administration services and communications. 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 £16bn of pension liabilities. She has overseen the design and delivery of a number of data and benefits reviews, including one of the UK’s largest GMP reconciliation exercises. Her DC investment experience covers the redesign of the member default investment option and the launch of one of the first multi-million and award winning UK diversified growth funds. Catherine has a particular interest in good scheme governance, and has had involvement in a number 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 Product Development Actuary for Canada Life (Ireland) Ltd, with responsibility for the development of individual and group pensions, life, health and annuity products.
Catherine has sat on the Advisory Committee of the Money Purchase Pensions Forum (MPPF), a division of the European Pension Fund Investment Forum. She has presented at the Pensions Conference of the Institute of Actuaries. More recently she established and chaired a UK Large Schemes Administration Forum.