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Trustee Directors

 

 Appointed by Invensys plc

 Nominated from active, deferred or pensioner membership

 Pensioner Directors

 Kathleen O’Donovan

 Nathan Blackwell

 Ian Fyfe

 Eleanor Lowe

 

 Tony Ferris

 Steve McDonnell

 

 Nigel Casson-Moss

 Geoff Campion

 

 Peter Vos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Role of the Trustee

The 'Trustee' of the Scheme is a limited company – Invensys Pension Trustee Limited – that is governed by a legal trust deed arrangement with Invensys.

The Trustee Company is managed by a board of Directors who are nominated by Invensys and the UK Pensions Consultative Committee. In addition, the Scheme’s pensioners nominate a further four Directors from their number bringing the total membership of the board, when at full strength, to nine. Together, these Directors are known as the ‘Trustees' of the Scheme.

The Trustees’ role is to administer the Scheme in accordance with the Scheme rules in the interests of the contributors, and all other members.

This includes:

  • Receiving contributions from Invensys and active members
  • Investing the Scheme's assets
  • Paying the beneficiaries of the Scheme

The rules of the Scheme state that the Company determines its level of contributions after considering the advice of an actuary. The actuary also ensures that these contributions at least meet the minimum requirements of the Pensions Act 2005.

The Trustees must also make decisions about individual cases. These include the payment of benefits, such as lump sum payments after the death of a pension fund member, children's pensions and ill-health pensions.

Trustees are also responsible for setting out the key elements of the Scheme's investment policy. This is produced after consultation with Invensys and appropriate advice from advisers. The Trustees then appoint investment managers to deal with day-to-day investment decisions in line with their investment policy and any other restrictions on investments contained in the Scheme rules.

Appointed by Invensys plc


Kathleen O'donovan

Kathleen O’Donovan
Chairman

A member of the Trustee Board since 1991 and appointed Chairman February 2003. As Chief Financial Officer of BTR and Invensys between 1991 and 2002 she has been deeply involved in the Scheme for many years. Previously a partner with Ernst and Young, Kathleen has held a number of plc non-executive directorships, including ARM Holdings plc, Prudential plc, the Bank of England and O2 plc.

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Eleanor Lowe

Eleanor joined Invensys in 1999. She has held various positions at Invensys plc, including Business General Counsel for Invensys Rail and, more recently, Head of Legal Services. In 2013, Eleanor took up a role to support commercial compliance in the Major Projects team. Eleanor qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and has since been involved in a variety of international corporate and commercial projects with experience both in private practice and with National Power plc. Eleanor was appointed to the Board in March 2007.

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Steve Mcdonnell

Steve McDonnell

Steve is Vice President Tax for Schneider Electric. He was appointed following the acquisition, after joining the Company as Head of Group Tax in January 2005. Before this, Steve took on similar roles with Tibbett & Britten Group plc, Thorn Lighting and Laporte plc. Steve is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He was appointed to the Board in March 2006.

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Geoff Campion

Geoff Campion

Geoff is a Chartered Management Accountant and retired from his position as the Chief Financial Officer of Invensys Rail in March 2011 having worked 22 years with the company. Geoff previously served as a Trustee Director between 2003 and 2007 and has also been a member of the Pensions Committee for the Westinghouse Section of the Railway Pension Scheme since 2006. Geoff was re-appointed to the Board in February 2013.

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Nominated from active, deferred and pensioner membership


Nathan Blackwell

Nathan Blackwell

Nathan spent 12 years at Invensys’ London HQ, where he was ultimately appointed as Director of Corporate Finance. After Invensys, Nathan joined Thales as UK M&A and Commercial Director. In both roles, Nathan worked on a number of pension initiatives and he brings that experience with him to the Board. Nathan was appointed to the Board in December 2013.

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Pensioner Directors


Ian Fyfe

Ian Fyfe

Ian is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Management Accountant. He spent 21 years in various financial and management roles in the Angus and Dunlop Groups. He then switched to pensions and managed the Dunlop Group Pension Scheme from 1982 until its merger with other BTR schemes in 1988. He then became General Manager of the BTR Group Pension Scheme until his retirement in 1996. Since then he has served as a Director of the Trustee Company.

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Tony Ferris

Tony is a Chartered Accountant who retired in 1999. He was Finance Director of Westinghouse Brake and Signal Holdings in 1994, served as Finance Director of Hawker Siddeley’s Rail Division until 1991 and then as Group Controller of BTR Rail Group. He was a Trustee of the Westinghouse Pension Schemes until they were merged with the BTR Group Pension Scheme in 1993 and was also Chairman of the South West Region’s Pensions Consultative Committee.

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Nigel Casson-Moss

Nigel spent 30 years as a Finance Director in the UK manufacturing industry. He became a Trustee Director of the T&N Retirement Benefits Plan in 1999. He subsequently became Pension and Benefits Manager for the T&N Group in 2001. He joined Invensys Pensions in January 2004 as General Manager, working for the Trustee Board, with executive responsibility for the Scheme, including the administration office in Newcastle. Nigel retired in September 2008, and was elected as a Pensioner Director of the Invensys Pension Scheme in February 2010.

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Peter Vos

Peter Vos

Peter retired from Parker SSD Drives in 2012, a former subsidiary of Eurotherm, where he worked for 31 years. He is a Chartered Accountant and held a variety of senior financial roles there, until moving into general management to head-up SSD Drives Europe in the last several years. After Eurotherm was bought by Invensys he also worked as CFO at Baan in the Netherlands. As a member nominated trustee since February 2013, he brings substantial pension experience, having been a trustee of many of the schemes of his former employers.

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