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Tegs Harding

Legal & General appoints new Trustee and Chair of Investment Committee to the Mastertrust

Tegs Harding is appointed a new Trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee for the Legal & General Mastertrust, following a full market review. 

Tegs is a professional trustee at Independent Trustee Services (ITS), as well as a qualified actuary with more than 15 years of experience in the finance industry. She has previously worked in roles across investment consulting, asset management and retail banking.

As a member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) Committee on ESG and climate change, Tegs has worked with a number of schemes to help implement net zero targets across the industry. Her role at the APPT includes liaising with the Department for Work and Pensions and The Pensions Regulator on ESG issues, implementing a training programme for members and raising awareness of best practice within the Association.

Tegs has worked on schemes with large assets across a range of industries. She is experienced in implementing ESG policies and designing and implementing changes in investment strategies. Tegs will bring her strong technical expertise and independent support to all aspects of the investment process across the Mastertrust. 

She replaces Catherine Redmond, the outgoing Chair of the Investment Committee. Catherine is stepping down from the Board at the end of this calendar year, after serving the Mastertrust as a Trustee for three years.

Rita Butler-Jones

We are really pleased that Tegs will be joining the Trustee Board. Her experience is so relevant to what we are striving to achieve – from our net zero commitments and ESG focus to ensuring our default funds and self-select investments offer good value for members. On behalf of Legal & General, I also want to offer Catherine our sincere thanks for her hard work and wish her the best for her future endeavours.

Rita  Butler-Jones

Co-Head of Defined Contribution at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)

Dermot Courtier, Independent Chair of the Legal & General Mastertrust, added:

“Tegs will be a great addition to the existing Trustees at the Mastertrust and we are really pleased to be welcoming her as the new Chair of the Investment Committee. Catherine has done an outstanding job over the last three years, so it was important for us to identify a new Chair who can continue her great work.”