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Robert Thomas,

Trustee

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Robert bioRobert is a director at LawDeb Pension Trustees, which provides independent professional trustee services to over 200 trustee boards and is part of The Law Debenture Corporation p.l.c., a FTSE250 company. He was appointed to the WorkSave Mastertrust Board in April 2020 and chairs the Governance Risk and Audit Committee. He brings experience to the Trustees from his work with a broad range of other pension schemes.

He trained as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen before working in various corporate financial roles at two large multinationals, as well as chairing each of their pension trustee boards. He joined Law Debenture as a full time independent professional trustee in 2017 and is a member of its Pensions Management Group. He sits on the Council of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees, and was on the working party that developed the 2019 code of standards for professional trustees of occupational pension schemes.

Recognising that much of the population will depend on savings in vehicles like the WorkSave Mastertrust for their income in later life, Robert places great emphasis on looking after the needs of members and is particularly interested in the influence of communications on savings behaviour.

Robert has a BSC and PhD from the University of Bristol in Biology. He has recently been learning the ancient rural craft of laying hedges.