Giles Craven joined BESTrustees in November 2011 after a career of over 30 years with Shell.
Over the last 15 years of service, he was involved with Shell's DB and DC pension plans variously as Trustee, investment committee member, as Managing Director of the in-house asset manager, as General Manager of the unit serving the Trustee of the Shell Contributory Pension Fund and finally as Vice-President Group Pensions, with global oversight responsibility for pensions.
Giles has also served as trustee and investment committee member of the Merchant Navy Officers' Pension Fund and of the Merchant Navy Ratings' Pension Fund.
In these capacities, he has worked on and had oversight of strategic asset allocation recommendations, Section 75 claims, plan risk reductions, plan re-risking, plan acquisitions and divestments, buy-ins and buy-outs, reviews of the administration function, outsourcing, plan governance proposals, benefit reviews and MNT selection processes.
Giles is currently representing BESTrustees as Chair of the Waterways Pension Fund.