Karen Theobald is a highly experienced pensions professional having previously been both an adviser and Chair of Trustees. As Chair of Trustees, Karen developed a robust governance framework and guided the scheme through:
- Valuations, including negotiating recovery plans with a sponsor with an overseas parent company;
- Covenant assessments;
- Revisions to investment strategy;
- Restructuring events; and
- Managing the impacts of global corporate activity.
Prior to joining BESTrustees, Karen was a senior pensions consultant with Conduent (formally Buck Consultants) for almost 20 years. In addition to her responsibilities for the cohesive delivery of client services, Karen also initiated and developed a number of technical solutions including Data Journey administration services, benefit audit services, and PPF actuarial and administration services.