Segars signs up with Now: Pensions

Joanne Segars OBE, former chief executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, is joining the trustee board of Now: Pensions.

Joanne Segars

Segars will join the trustee board later in the year, replacing Lord John Monks who is retiring.

Dalraida Trustees is also being appointed to the Now: Pensions board, with immediate effect.

Segars was the chief executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), formerly the NAPF, from 2006-2017. She was appointed to the Board of the Environment Agency in March 2017 and chairs the Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF). In May 2017 she was appointed the first Chair of LGPS Central Ltd.

She chaired the EU trade Association for Pensions, PensionsEurope, from 2013-2016. Before joining the PLSA she was head of pensions and savings at the Association of British Insurers from 2001 to 2005. She held the pensions brief at the Trades Union Congress for 13 years and started her career in pensions as a researcher and journalist for Incomes Data Services.

She has a degree in economics from John Moores University, Liverpool, and a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick.

In the 2003 Queen’s Birthday Honours, she was awarded an OBE for services to the pensions industry. Now: Pensions chair of trustees Nigel Waterson says: “Joanne’s experience, knowledge and standing within the pensions industry are second to none. Her integrity, independence and commitment to ensuring the best outcomes for members make her the perfect choice for the Trustee Board and I look forward to welcoming her.

“We are appointing Dalriada Trustees, primarily to harness their expertise in resolving our remaining historic data issues as swiftly and efficiently as possible. They will provide a fresh and very welcome perspective.

“Strong, independent governance is of the utmost importance to us and Dalriada will help us ensure that we are carrying out all of our duties with absolute rigour.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lord Monks for the contribution he has made to the Trustee Board over the past six years. His insight and wisdom will be greatly missed.”

Segars says: “As one of the largest and most innovative master trusts in the market, Now: Pensions has an important role to play in ensuring auto enrolment is a success. I look forward to joining the trustee board as the company continues to expand and cement its position in the market and to further developing its approach to responsible investment as its assets under management continue to grow.”

The Now: Pensions trustee board

  • Jocelyn Blackwell, founding partner Dunnett Shaw
  • Dalriada Trustees
  • Christopher Daykin, former Government Actuary
  • Lord John Monks, member of House of Lords and former general secretary of ETUC and TUC
  • Win Robbins, former head of European fixed income at Barclays Global Investors
  • Joanne Segars, former chief executive, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (to replace John Monks on his retirement)
  • Nigel Waterson, former shadow pensions Minister