Joanne Segars

Joanne Segars

Joanne Segars holds a number of non-executive, trustee and consultancy roles.

In May 2017, Joanne was appointed as the first Chair of LGPS Central Ltd, the asset manager for nine UK Midlands-based local authority pension funds, which is now responsible for around £20 billion (24 billion CHF). In December 2017, Joanne became a Trustee Director of NOW: Pensions, one of the UK’s largest auto-enrolment pension providers, and she was appointed its Chair in 2019. She joined the Legal & General Independent Governance Committee, which is charged with acting in the interests of the members of L&G’s DC workplace pensions, in January 2019. Joanne was Chair of the Joint Expert Panel on the Universities Superannuation Scheme and is also a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute.

Joanne was the Chief Executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (formerly the NAPF) from 2006 to June 2017, having been its first Policy Director from 2005 to 2006. She joined the organisation from the Association of British Insurers, where she was Head of Pensions and Savings. Joanne held the pensions brief at the Trades Union Congress from 1988 to 2001 and started her career as a pensions researcher and journalist at Incomes Data Services. She was a member of the Board of the Environment Agency and chaired its pension funds from 2017 to 2018. From 2017 to 2018 she was also an expert adviser to the CERN Pension Fund working group, appointed by the CERN Council.

She was a Board member of PensionsEurope, the EU trade association for pensions, from 2010 to 2017 and its Chair from 2012 to 2016, and a Board member and Chair of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform from 2013 to 2016.

Joanne has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Liverpool John Moores University and an MA in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick. She was awarded an OBE for services to pensions in the 2003 Queen’s Birthday Honours.


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