Claire is a solicitor and Managing Director of HR Trustees Limited with over 23 years pensions trusteeship experience, having joined HR Trustees in 1992.
Claire acts as a trustee for a portfolio of mainly ongoing schemes as well as schemes in winding up. She has considerable experience of a wide range of pension scheme issues including exit management, funding negotiations, scheme mergers, scheme closure, funding arrangements including asset backed contributions and conflict situations. These schemes range in size from £3m to £750m.
In recent times she acted on a merger of three schemes where an asset backed contribution was put in place and chaired the sub-committee which conducted the negotiations with the employer. She also acts as Chairman of a large Board of Trustees appointed to a new scheme which was set up to receive five schemes within a Group and has overseen the establishment of the scheme and the transition of administration and investments.
Claire’s experience has been on both defined contribution and defined benefit schemes acting either as sole Trustee or as part of a Trustee Board. Claire acts as Chairman to a number of schemes. She also acts as the director responsible for schemes within HR Trustees’ PPF portfolio. Claire’s current appointments include NCR, ColArt International Holdings Limited, Louis Dreyfus & Co Ltd, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, The London Clinic, Origin Enterprises and IMG. Amongst other appointments, Claire has been involved in the trusteeship of the Wedgwood, SR Technics, Wembley and Courts Pension Schemes.