PRESS RELEASE – 17 March 2016
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT), today announced the election of David Weeks as the new co-Chair of the organisation to sit alongside Janice Turner.
Janice Turner, co-Chair of AMNT, commented: "David was elected to the AMNT committee in 2014 and, since then, he has not only worked closely with the Board on many issues and has represented the organisation at international conferences, industry meetings and discussions. He has also written and contributed to AMNT responses to government and regulator consultations. He joins me as co-chair after a year in which the association's membership has not only rocketed by about 50% to more than 550, from pension schemes with collective assets of about £600-billion, but in which we also launched our groundbreaking Red Line Voting initiative. David is eminently qualified to take AMNT forward and I look forward to working alongside him as co-chairs. "
Weeks commented: "I am most honoured that the AMNT committee has elected me as cochair and I will do all that I can to live up to their expectations. Barry is a very tough act to follow and I am delighted that he remains on the committee as a source of advice and experience.”
David Weeks has been a member nominated director of the 1,500-member pension scheme of a leading UK PLC in the field of engineering services since 2012. The early part of David Weeks’s career was spent in the private sector, in advertising and marketing. He served for 10 years as a director of companies involved in urban regeneration and construction. Latterly, he has operated as a consultant and interim manager in Government departments including the Department of Health, Home Office and Department for Communities and Local Government. He has completed, with distinction, all the Pensions Regulator’s Trustee Toolkit modules for DB and DC schemes.
David Weeks replaces Barry Parr who announced his decision to step down from the role last month but will remain a member of the AMNT committee.
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