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Trustee Conference | 12 December 2019 | London

Speaker presentations

Trustee Conference | 12 December 2019 | London

Programme

Speaker presentations can be found within the session details in the programme below.

09:00 - 09:30

Registration and refreshments served

Networking |

Exhibition Hall |

09:00 - 09:30

09:30 - 09:40

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

Plenary 1 |

Main auditorium |

09:30 - 09:40

Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

09:40 - 10:10

HISTORY UNFOLDING

Plenary 2 |

Main auditorium |

09:40 - 10:10

How will the day's results impact our future?
George Pascoe-Watson, Senior Partner and Chief Advisor, Portland; Former Political Editor, The Sun
Chair: Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

10:10 - 10:40

20/20 VISION – WHAT LIES AHEAD?

Plenary 3 |

Main auditorium |

10:10 - 10:40

Ideas on what the new year may mean for our industry
Andy Cork, Partner, Allen & Overy
Chair: Nigel Peaple, Director of Policy and Research, PLSA

10:40 - 11:10

Refreshment break

Networking |

Exhibition Hall |

10:40 - 11:10

11:10 - 12:00

SCENARIO ROLE-PLAYING: BATTLING A CYBER ATTACK ON YOUR SCHEME

Plenary 4 |

Main Auditorium |

11:10 - 12:00

Fully interactive and absolutely essential!
David Fairs, Executive Director for Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice, TPR
Jessica Kerslake, Counsel-London, Allen & Overy
Donna McGuire, Standards Committee Chair, PASA; Head of Benefits, Head of Data Privacy, SAUL Trustee Company
Lucy Stone, Policy Lead, TPR
Chair: Richard Butcher, Chair, PLSA | Managing Director, PTL

12:05 - 12:50

CROSSING THE FULL FUNDING FINISH LINE

Stream A |

Main auditorium |

12:05 - 12:50

Going for the DB ‘win’!
Marian Elliott, Managing Director, Integrated Actuarial, Redington
Rita Powell, Chair and Founder, Inside Pensions; Trustee Chair, GHG Pension & Life Assurance Scheme
Chair: Tiffany Tsang, Policy Lead: LGPS and DB, PLSA

Optimised run-off: A key to unlock intergenerational unfairness?

Stream B |

Room A7 |

12:05 - 12:50

Warning! DB Innovation inside!
John Murphy, HR Director, South East Water; Trustee Director, Water Pension Trustee
Alistair Russell-Smith, Head of Corporate DB, Hymans Robertson
Daniela Silcock, Head of Policy Research, Pensions Policy Institute
Chair: Caroline Escott, Policy Lead: Investment and Stewardship, PLSA

COST TRANSPARENCY FOR DC SCHEMES

Stream C |

Room A10 |

12:05 - 12:50

Understanding the costs of delivering DC pensions
Tim Gosling, Head of Pensions Policy, The People’s Pension
Alyshia Harrington-Clark, Policy Lead: Cost Transparency Initiative
Tom Pearson, Investment Development and Fund Governance Manager, Phoenix Corporate Investment Services
David Porter, Head of Investment Delivery, MAS Solutions, EMEA, AllianceBernstein
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA

12:50 - 13:50

Lunch

Networking |

Exhibition Hall |

12:50 - 13:50

13:50 - 14:30

THE FUTURE OF TRUSTEESHIP AND GOVERNANCE

Plenary 5 |

Main Auditorium |

13:50 - 14:30

Understanding how to improve trusteeship for trustees and savers
David Fairs, Executive Director for Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice, TPR
Chair: Nigel Peaple, Director of Policy and Research, PLSA

14:35 - 15:20

THE PENSIONS DASHBOARD IS READY FOR LIFT-OFF

Stream A |

Main auditorium |

14:35 - 15:20

Engagement begins with access
Zoe Alexander, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, NEST
Chris Curry, Principal, Pensions Dashboards Industry Delivery Group, Money and Pensions Service
Bill Newman, Trustee Chair, Airbus Group
Nigel Peaple, Director of Policy and Research, PLSA
Chair: George Currie, Policy Lead: Lifetime Savings, PLSA

WALKING THE TALK – THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION REPORT

Stream B |

Room A7 |

14:35 - 15:20

Mandatory ESG details from DC trustees
Anna Copestake, Partner, ARC Pensions Law
Claire Jones, Head of Responsible Investment, LCP
Rachel Neill, Head of Sustainable Investment, Smart Pension
Chair: Caroline Escott, Policy Lead: Investment and Stewardship, PLSA

Integrated risk management

Stream C |

Room A10 |

14:35 - 15:20

IRM in theory and in practice
Simon Dudley, Chair, RNLI Pension Fund Trustee Board
Paul Jameson, Managing Partner, Penfida
Arabella Slinger, Senior Partner, Penfida
Chair: Tiffany Tsang, Policy Lead: LGPS and DB, PLSA

15:20 - 15:50

Refreshment break

Networking |

Exhibition Hall |

15:20 - 15:50

15:50 - 16:30

EXPLORING DC GOVERNANCE

Plenary 6 |

Main auditorium |

15:50 - 16:30

Innovative ways of representing the member view in DC schemes
Josephine Cumbo, Staff Representative, FT Scheme Governance Committee; Pensions Correspondent, FT
Sarah Smart, Chair, FT Scheme Governance Committee
Rona Train, Partner and Senior DC Consultant, Hymans Robertson
Chair: Caroline Escott, Policy Lead: Investment and Stewardship, PLSA

16:30 - 17:30

DEBATE: This house believes that asset managers should act on behalf of their pension schemes’ voting policies

Plenary 7 |

Main auditorium |

16:30 - 17:30

Come and let your voice be heard
For the motion: Pat Sharman, Managing Director UK, CACEIS
Against the motion: Robert Walker, Managing Director and Head of EMEA Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors
Honorary Chair: Janice Turner, Founding Co-chair, Association of Member Nominated Trustees
Chair: Joseph O'Toole, Executive Programme Director, Debate Mate

17:30 - 17:35

CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS

Plenary 8 |

Main auditorium |

17:00 - 17:05

Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA