Meet your committee
Introducing our valued members
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) comprises of a small committee who meet regularly to manage and maintain the daily running and events of the association on the behalf of its members.
Robin was elected to the AMNT committee in 2012 He is a member nominated trustee of the Allied Irish Banks UK DB pension scheme and previously was a trustee of the Defined Contribution scheme. Robin works in retail banking and is a member of the national executive of IBOA the finance union. In 2010 Robin was appointed as a member of the Industrial Court in Northern Ireland which has statutory powers in trade union recognition disputes and information requirements for collective bargaining. Robin is married to Jill and they have two children Thomas and Claire. Outside of work and pensions Robin is a keen water-skier and enjoys recreational cycling.
Andrea has been a MNT of the Marks and Spencer Pension scheme for 7 years. She attended the first meeting of the AMNT at the recommendation of the M&S pension team and quickly became involved in the committee. Her area of responsibility on the committee is training. Andrea's day job is HR manager and she runs run a telephone advice service for Line managers. She has worked for Marks and Spencer for 33 years.
Stephen Fallowell worked in Nat West Retail Banking for 42 years, retiring in
2013. He was member Nominated Trustee for the Royal Bank of Scotland
Fund until 2018 when his term of office ended. He was elected to the main
committee of the AMNT in 2017. He was an active lay official for the Banking
Union and still undertakes individual representations. He has written for Pension Age Magazine in a personal capacity and now submits a regular column for the AMNT. He also writes regularly for Pension Expert.
Stephen is a playwright with regular broadcasts on Radio stations in Sussex.
Stephen lives in West Sussex with his wife Lynne. They have two adult
James has been a Member Nominated Trustee for a total of 14 years. He has been an elected retired MND 4 years and as such he has been able to devote more time on Pension matters. Current Legislation requires trustees to have knowledge and understanding and to that end he has completed the Pension Regulator’s (TPR) training package and obtained the Certificate of Competence. James has also successfully completed the Pension Management Institute (PMI) examination for the Award in Pension Trusteeship and regularly attends other Pension training events. He has been a member of the AMNT for 8 years and has been part of the AMNT committee team that continues to help and guide Member Nominated Trustees. He remains committed to protecting the interests of all members and is prepared to continue to put in the necessary time, effort and training to ensure that the AMNT remains a primary focus in the Pension World.
John is a committee member of the AMNT (Association of Member Nominated Trustees) and formerly experienced trustee of a large ($3bn) UK occupational pension scheme. He is a retired IT manager who has experience in successfully managing local, regional and global projects, in varied functional areas, including Logistics, Manufacturing, Research and Development, Quality and Finance. In addition to IT project management John has several years experience managing IT support teams in UK, Eire, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Russia, where he lived for a short period. He combines strong people management and interpersonal skills with a practical approach.
John is an MNT for St Andrews Healthcare, one of the UK’s oldest charitable providers for the mentally ill although he now works for PJ Care as their Head of Learning and Development. Initially elected as Serving Member Representative, he was then nominated by the Employer as a Trustee (ENT), before being elected directly by members as an MNT. He joined AMNT soon after its inception and was elected to the National Committee in Nov 2011.
An active national committee member, John is jointly responsible for Training and Communications. John also believes that MNT’s should be recognised for the complexity of their role, that tPR Toolkit training should be mandatory in the first six months, with time off paid by sponsors, and to be paid as Trustees but linked closely to the level of TKU they can evidence. John has represented AMNT at events in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona and Berlin and occasionally writes for the pension industry press.
Sophie joined the AMNT committee in 2022. She has been a Member Nominated Trustee Director of the Schroders Retirement Benefit Scheme for four years. She was elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2021. She is particularly involved in initiatives on member engagement and believes it is crucial for all members of pension schemes to engage with their pensions, not just those approaching retirement. She is a member of the Scheme’s member communications subcommittee and has been involved in a number of initiatives to encourage wider involvement and interest. She is a qualified Actuary and works in Fiduciary Management, advising pension scheme trustees on their investment strategies. Before joining Schroders, Sophie worked in both the actuarial and investment practices of Lane Clark and Peacock.
Terry was elected to the Committee in 2021. Terry is qualified as a Graduate Manager & Chartered Company Secretary. He has operated in Company Secretary & Compliance roles across a range of businesses including at Northern Rock; then at Leeds (& Holbeck) Building Society; and then in Legal Services. In all these positions he was involved in legislative compliance & reporting, strategic planning & project management, company secretarial practice, budget creation & monitoring, planning & recording meetings, and general administration using a variety of computer based systems. He has also managed the company secretary governance procedures for Directors & Trustees and as a Pension Scheme Secretary he can also offer the experience from a number of governance roles including in Risk Management and Audit; Pension Scheme Trusteeship at the Chartered Management Institute & now as a MNT Director at the NRAM Pension Scheme; Governance monitoring and compliance; and Investment Management.
Alan joined the AMNT in 2012 and has been a Member Nominated Trustee of the Lend Lease UK Pension Scheme for 6 years. He is currently Chairman of the Investment Sub-Committee, thoroughly enjoying anything to do with investments, and works hard to get the best outcomes for our scheme Members. The final salary fund is in excess of £500m, now fully closed, with approximately 2000 Members. The growing defined contribution fund is circa £150m, with nearly 3000 Members. Alan has been an active member of the working party in preparing for this year’s Triennial Valuation, taking part in discussions with the Company Sponsor (whose parent is based in Australia) to agree adequate contribution levels. He is now retired from work, previously working as a Commercial Executive in the construction industry for 35 years, and is in receipt of a DB and DC pension; so is fully aware of the issues and traumas with establishing a retirement income. He is married, with six grown-up and totally independent children/step-children, and helps to instil in them that life is not just about paying bills and mortgages today, but also about thinking of how they will provide themselves with an income as they grow older. He loves to swim regularly, cycling whenever weather permits, painting portraits of well-known people he admires and walking in the Lake District; the most beautiful place on earth.
Membership and General Administation
Bridget joined the AMNT as administrator for Red Line Voting in September 2015. Initially supporting the development and launch of the project, and then managing the day to day administration of the project. Following the appointment of Leanne Clements as campaign manager for Red Line Voting Bridget moved into a more general role, supporting the membership and events aspects of the Association's work.
Her background is having worked for Marks and Spencer for 38 years primarily as an HR Manager and also as a Training & Commercial Manager.
I have served as a Member Nominated Trustee on the Chevron U.K. Pension Plan for the last 25 years.
I’m 76 years old and retired in 2004 having been actively involved in pensions for more than 42 years. I sit on the Chevron U.K. Pension Plan Investment Committee which monitors the Chevron UK Pension Funds’ investment performance including the AVC Funds and DC investments, reporting to the main Trustee Board. I also serve on the Committee of the Chevron U.K. Pensioners’ Association and the Pembroke Retirees’ Association. I’m also a member of the Association of Member Nominated Trustees having also served as a Lay Trustee.
Christopher MATTHEWS-MAXWELL, MBE, TD
He is a Member-Nominated Trustee of a large UK Pension Scheme and a Member of the Investment Sub-Committee of that Scheme. Prior to his retirement he was a Management-Nominated Trustee and was also Secretary to the Trustees. For many years Christopher was an Adviser with the Pensions Advisory Service and now carries out a similar role with the Office of The Pensions Ombudsman. Christopher is a Chartered Secretary with wide business experience and interests, particularly in the fields of investment and property management/development. He is actively involved in the management of a large, diversified, family-owned property portfolio. In addition, he has and continues to hold a number of Senior Public Appointments, mainly related to Health, Social Care, Housing and Judicial matters. Also active in the Charitable and Voluntary Sectors, Christopher is Chairman of a National Medical Charity and is Vice Chairman of a major National Charity which focusses on social exclusion and the provision of support for those suffering from the effects of substance misuse and abuse. Additionally, he is Chairman of a Social Enterprise Company. In all of these activities he has an involvement in and ongoing over-sight in regard to pensions and pensions-related issues. Living in rural Northumberland, Christopher has an active interest in country life and country pursuits, and is a member of the Country Land and Business Owners Association (CLA) and the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), of which he is a former County Branch Chairman.
We want to provide trustees and pensions people with additional resources, so they feel empowered to fulfill their roles to the best of their abilities. We are providing a hub of information that can be shared amongst a community of like-minded professionals.
I helped to setup the AMNT because voices of ordinary member-nominated trustees were not being heard. Our aim as a committee is to provide a platform so that MNTs have the knowledge and exposure to industry insight and events.
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