Christopher Wheeler

Christopher Wheeler
Trustee Executive

Christopher Wheeler has over 9 years of Pension Trustee experience and has governed Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution schemes across multiple countries.  He is an experienced international advisor who has had Finance Director and HR Director roles in the UK and overseas. 

Christopher is Chairman of the Standard Life Staff Pension DB and DC Scheme with over 15,000 members as well as being Chairman of the Investment, Administration & Risk, Governance and DC Committees. In addition, he is an independent trustee to a £1.4bn DB Scheme with 6,800 members , a £180m DC Scheme and Chairman of another £700m DB Scheme with 7000 members.

His involvement with pensions started 30 years ago when he audited Pension Funds and has subsequently included, for example, the conversion of Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution style arrangements, the oversight of pensions in acquisitions and disposals and the leadership of pension negotiations with Unions, employees and other external political, regulatory and trade related bodies.

He is both a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  He is also a Senior Advisor to the Pensions Regulator.