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NAPF appoints John Dembitz as Non-Executive Director to the NAPF Board

NAPF appoints John Dembitz as Non-Executive Director to the NAPF Board

12 September 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has appointed John Dembitz as Non-Executive Director to the NAPF Board at a meeting on Thursday 11 September 2014 in central London.  
Commenting on the appointment, John Dembitz said:

“The NAPF works tirelessly to forge the way for better workplace pension provision for savers, and as the pensions landscape undergoes monumental change, the role of the NAPF is more important today than ever before.

“I am delighted to be appointed as Non-Executive Directive on the NAPF Board and look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board to assist the NAPF in continuing to best serve members’ needs.”

Ruston Smith, Chairman, NAPF, commented: 

“I’m delighted to welcome John Dembitz to the NAPF Board. John’s experience in business strategy and consultancy will further strengthen and professionalise the board in a dynamic and changing environment.

“It is the expertise and dedication of members of the NAPF Board and the DB and DC Councils which enables the NAPF to successfully represent over 1,300 workplace pension schemes that provide pensions for over 17 million people.”

The NAPF’s constitution enables it to appoint non-executive directors from outside the pensions industry to complement the technical skills and expertise of other board members who are elected to the Board from within the membership. This is the first time the NAPF has used this facility.


Notes to editors

John A. Dembitz - biography

John A. Dembitz has a portfolio of Chairmanships, Independent Directorships and on-going consultancy mandates.

John is Chairman of Incredibull, EAC Management, and Saviour Box. He is also Senior Independent Director of Park Group Plc and Non-Executive Director of the NAPF, Lee Baron Group and WinmarkGlobal.

John has a BSc Hons from Manchester University and an MBA from London Business School, where he is also a member of the Global Advisory Council.

In 2010 John’s first book, ‘It’s the People! What really drives great management and leadership’ was successfully published by LID publishing. In August 2014 John’s second book, ‘The 2x2 Manager’ was published by Thorogood.

John, was born in Budapest, lives in Wimbledon, UK, with his wife, Alexandra, and has two grown-up children, and twin granddaughters.

The NAPF is the voice of workplace pensions in the UK. We speak for over 1,300 pension schemes that provide pensions for over 17 million people and have more than £900 billion of assets. We also have 400 members from businesses supporting the pensions sector.

We aim to help everyone get more out of their retirement savings. To do this we promote policies that add value for savers, challenge regulation where it adds more cost than benefit and spread best practice among our members.

NAPF board

Ruston Smith, Tesco – NAPF Chairman

Robert Brown, Towers Watson – Chairman NAPF DB Council

Richard Butcher, Pitman Trustees – Vice Chairman NAPF DC Council

Mark Fawcett, NEST Corporation

Mark Hyde Harrison – Immediate Past Chairman

Julian Mund, NAPF Business Development Director*

Mike O’Brien, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Joanne Segars, NAPF Chief Executive*

Graham Vidler, NAPF, Director of External Affairs*

Mike Weston, DMGT Pensions – Vice Chairman NAPF DB Council

Lesley Williams, Whitbread – Chairman NAPF DC Council

John Dembitz – Non-Executive Director

*Executive Directors

Further details on NAPF board members can be found on the NAPF website.


Lucy Grubb, Head of Media and PR, NAPF, 020 7601 1726 or 07713 073023, [email protected]
Eleanor Bennett, Press Officer, NAPF, 020 7601 1718 or 07825 171 446, [email protected]

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