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Independent Governance Committee

Appointment of new IGC Member


Joanne Segars appointed as member of the Legal & General IGC.

Joanne was previously chief executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) from 2006 to June 2017 having been its first policy director from 2005-2006. Prior to this, Joanne was Head of Pensions and Savings at the Association of British Insurers and senior pensions officer at the Trades Union Congress. Joanne currently holds non-executive roles at a number of organisations including LGPS Central Ltd, NOW: Pensions and the Pensions Policy Institute. Previous board roles include Chair of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform and Pensions Europe, the EU trade association for pensions and the Environment Agency Pension Fund.

Dermot Courtier, Chairman of the IGC, commented: “I’m delighted that Joanne is joining the IGC committee. She is well-respected and well regarded by the industry, bringing a wealth of experience to the role and will support us in delivering strong and robust governance for members as we continue to focus on meeting and exceeding our statutory obligations as well as ensuring contract-based members get the best value from their pensions.”

Emma Douglas, Head of DC at LGIM, says: “I’m really delighted that Joanne is joining our IGC. Her industry knowledge and breadth of experience will be invaluable in helping Legal & General’s IGC deliver best-in-class governance which we believe is the bedrock of a well-run pension scheme.”

Joanne Segars said: “I am pleased to be joining the IGC committee. I have always believed that good governance is essential to the delivery of good pensions and good member outcomes, and will be pleased to be able to help deliver that for Legal & General’s workplace pension scheme members.”

The IGC oversees the workplace and mature savings pension schemes operated by Legal & General and acts in the interest of members. Legal & General manages £20.1 billion* in such schemes.