B&CE appoints independent trustees for The People’s Pension

B&CE has announced the appointment of the board of trustees for The People’s Pension.

It has selected Pan Governance, an independent trustee firm, and its corporate director and chief executive Steve Delo will be appointed as chairman.

Alan Pickering, chairman of BESTrustees, will also join as a director of the board of trustees.

Jamie Fiveash, director of customer solutions at B&CE, said: “As a not-for-profit organisation which puts its members first, B&CE has always placed good governance at the top of its agenda.

“We wanted to strengthen this proposition even further for the People’s Pension and will achieve this by appointing independent trustees to the board.

“We are delighted that Alan Pickering and Steve Delo have agreed to join the board and look forward to working with them to build on our early success and make the People’s Pension a leading player in the pensions industry.”

Alan Pickering, chairman of the BESTrustees, said: “Making sure that everyone who has a job has a pension that goes with that job has been my life-long ambition.

“I look forward to playing my part in explaining the merits of good workplace pension provision to employers and employees alike.”

Steve Delo, chief executive of Pan Governance, said: “Pan is very excited about leading the trusteeship of the People’s Pension. A major differentiator of this scheme is the proven administrative excellence of B&CE.

“It is expert at managing high volume membership situations across multiple employers – a critical skill set for delivering a quality auto-enrolment scheme that will work from day one.”

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