LPP Executive Committee
Susan Martin is LPP’s inaugural Chief Executive, having previously held the role of LPFA Chief Executive since December 2013. Prior to this she was Deputy Chief Executive (2011) and Acting Chief Executive (August 2013) having joined the LPFA in April 2007 as Director of Organisational Development. She has over 30 years of experience across all sectors in pensions, partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, organisational change and business development.
Susan sits on the Pensions and Lifetime Savings DB Council, the LGPS Forum and the Investors Committee of the 30% Club, which aims to increase Board diversity. She is a regular speaker, writer and contributor to discussions on pensions, partnership working, leadership and business change in the UK and internationally. Susan has been recognised for her innovative work on asset and liability management and for her successful partnerships with other administering authorities and pension
funds by her industry peers securing the Industry Achievement Award at the Portfolio Institutional Awards 2015 as well as being cited in the top most influential people in pensions and/or in financial services.
Managing Director (Investments) & Chief Investment Officer
Chris is Managing Director (Investments) & Chief Investment Officer for LPP, having previously held the role of Chief Investment Officer for one of the LPP’s clients, the London Pensions Fund Authority, since October 2014. Chris is responsible for managing LPP’s client assets, developing and enhancing LPP’s investment strategy, overseeing the investment team and monitoring the operational and business performance of the investment business. Working with colleagues at the Northern Pool, Chris founded and manages GLIL Infrastructure Ltd, a £1.3 billion joint venture investing direct into UK infrastructure assets.
Chris has a wealth of investment experience within asset management businesses. He has held a number of senior positions including Head of Alternatives at SEB Investment Management (Stockholm’s Enskilda Bank), as well as founding and co-managing the multi-strategy team whilst a Principal at Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) Ltd. Chris originally trained as a risk manager at GNI Fund Management, where he went on to take investment management responsibility for their hedge fund portfolios.
Chris graduated from Manchester University, holds the Investment Management Certificate and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
Director of Human Resources & Director, Pensions Administration
Before joining LPP, Jacqui spent four years as LPFA’s Head of HR. Her experience covers the breath of HR activities including recruitment, learning and development, reward, organisational design and engagement.
As a graduate member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, her HR career spans over 30 years with a brief spell in manufacturing and IT before specialising in financial services and particularly wealth management. She has managed a range of HR change programmes, including mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, insourcing, investment start-up organisations and TUPE activities.
Chief Risk Officer
Tom joined LPP in July 2016 from the Maple Financial Group, where he spent almost 20 years building his skills in different parts of the business. From 2008, he was the Chief Risk Officer (Market Risk), Global, a role that saw him driving the management and communication of the Group’s business line policies within an economic capital framework totalling £400 million.
Tom’s areas of responsibility included the measurement and reporting of financial risk where he led the design and implementation of risk methodologies, policies and procedures to meet both internal and regulatory objectives, including Value at Risk, Credit Capital at Risk, scenario analysis and stress testing.
Chief Financial Officer
Allister joined LPP in March 2017 as CFO. Allister has more than 25 years of experience as a chartered accountant with global financial services firms including RBS, JPMorgan, Ernst & Young and Deloitte. As a CFO, Finance Director and Senior Manager, his responsibilites have covered Finance, Treasury, Strategy, Risk and Operations.
Allister graduated from the University of South Africa with a bachelor of accounting sciences and holds a postgraduate diploma in accounting from the University of Kwazulu Natal. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Director of Strategic Programmes & Group Company Secretary
Greg joined LPP from LPFA where, since 2004, he held a number of Corporate Development roles including Head of Communications before becoming Head of Governance and Strategy in 2014. Since 2009 Greg was also LPFA’s Board Secretary, a role which saw him recognised as Company Secretary of the Year 2015, at the ICSA Awards. In his time at LPFA Greg led on a number of strategic change programmes including the £10bn partnership with Lancashire County Council.
Greg holds a degree in law from the University of Reading, as well as being an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).
Director of Client Relations, Business Development and Communications
Martin joined LPP in December 2017 and is responsible for the management of our client relationships, growing the business of LPP through promoting our investment capabilities, our fiduciary solutions and our administration services to potential clients and additionally all associated communications.
With over 23 years asset management experience spent at Schroders, Aviva Investors and Asset Management One, Martin has experience on all aspects of distribution including setting strategy, client service, business development and marketing communications. Clients have included public and private sector pension funds, endowments, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, government agencies and financial institutions throughout EMEA and North America, but in particular the UK. During this time Martin has promoted a variety of investment strategies including traditional equity and fixed income assets but also alternative assets encompassing property, private equity, hedge funds, structured investments and infrastructure.
Martin graduated and trained as a Chartered Surveyor and spent 13 years in the property industry in private practice, at investment and development property companies and corporate banking in the UK and USA before moving into asset management at Schroders.