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Helen McEwan appointed to the Trustee Board


Helen McEwan

Legal & General has announced the appointment of Helen McEwan as a Trustee of the Legal & General Mastertrust with effect from 18 September 2023, following a full market review.

Helen is currently Chief Pensions Officer at USS, where her key responsibilities extend to all aspects of delivery and development of employer and member pensions servicing, including operations, insight, communications, product design, proposition, change and transformation. Helen’s experience at USS will be invaluable to the Board given the operations and communications focus of her role.

As well as her executive role at USS, Helen is the Senior Independent Director and Investment Committee Chair at The Exeter. Prior to her current roles, Helen worked for many years at Aegon, where she held many key positions, including Head of International Sales, Commercial Director and Director of Banks and Partnerships.

Helen’s experience makes her an ideal fit to complement the Legal & General Mastertrust Board, bringing a unique blend of skills and insight from across the member pensions landscape. This will help ensure Trustees can continue to focus on delivering their strategic objectives and putting the member at the heart of everything they do.

Helen replaces Moira Beckwith, who is standing down from the Board after six years of service to the Legal & General Mastertrust.

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I am delighted to announce that Helen is joining the Board as a Trustee. Since I joined the Board in July, I have been impressed by the Board’s commitment to doing their very best for members, helping to secure the retirement outcomes they deserve. Helen has this same determination to put members first and to deliver on our priorities for them. We are a strong and diverse Trustee Board and we look forward to Helen joining us with her new skills and experience. I would like to thank Moira for her dedication to the Trustee Board and for the many accomplishments she achieved over her time with us.

Robert Waugh

Chair of the Legal & General Mastertrust

Stuart Murphy, Head of Client Platforms at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM): "Helen will be a fantastic addition to the Trustee Board. She has a wealth of experience spanning different industries. Following a robust recruitment process, we believe Helen has the right insight and experience to drive the Trustees' priorities forward and offer a strategic view. We are delighted to welcome her to the team. I would also like to thank Moira for her significant contribution to the Board during her tenure and we wish her well for the future.”