Rachel is a trustee executive at BESTrustees Limited. Rachel qualified as an actuary and has worked in the pensions industry since 1988.
Her experience includes advising both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) trustee boards, and the governance committees of various contract-based DC arrangements. This experience has helped her build a detailed knowledge of the regulatory environment.
At her previous employer, the global consultant Mercer, Rachel led a number of national initiatives including pension fund governance (both DB and DC) and pensions automatic enrolment.
Since she joined BESTrustees in 2014, Rachel has held appointments on two master trust boards and two independent governance committees and has had a particular focus on member engagement. She also works with a number of DB schemes.
Away from pensions, music is a big part of Rachel’s life. She sings with a North West based choral society that has performed in St Paul’s Cathedral, and with Lesley Garrett and Russell Watson. For 15 years, Rachel was a chair of school governors at two local primary schools. She also enjoys walking