Date update August 3, 2021

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David Weeks has resigned as co-chair of the Association of Member Nomined Trustees (AMNT).

The announcement came after a cancer diagnosis and will take effect after the next AMNT committee meeting on August 16, 2021. The deputy chairman Janice Turner is expected to take over the sole chairman in the short term with a selection process to elect a new co-chair “with immediate effect”. However, Weeks will remain on the AMNT committee until the 2022 AGM.

Commenting on the decision to resign, Weeks said, “I have been honored to lead the association with my co-chair, Janice Turner. The AMNT is now a force to be reckoned with, and I am proud to have done my part to ensure that the voice of our members continues to be heard at the highest levels. Unfortunately, I am no longer in the best of health and cannot muster the time and energy that is necessary to lead the club into the future. So I felt that now is the best time to hand over the reins. In the short term, Janice will be the sole chairperson. A selection process for the election of a new co-chair will begin immediately. I would like to thank all of my friends and colleagues at AMNT for their support and guidance during my time as co-chair, and I look forward to taking on a more active role as a member of the committee next year. “

Nest has appointed Sarah Laessig and Myfanwy Barrett to its board of directors.

Laessig is currently a Director of DG Pension Trustees, a Non-Executive Director (NED) of United Trust Bank and an NED for Local Pensions Partnership Investments. Barrett also has a wealth of experience managing a wide variety of services including the MPs pension system and the local government pension system, is a qualified accountant and has recently joined the Pension Ombudsman Committee. The five-year appointments were made by the Secretary of State for Labor and Pensions following the departure of Ron Jarman and Ian Armfield, who left the Board on June 30th.

SAUL has appointed Louise Lindsay chairman of its board of trustees.

Lindsay has been a trustee at SAUL since 2015 and a member of the negotiation committee since 2014. She has extensive HR experience having spent over 30 years at Imperial College London, where she currently serves as the Director of Safeguards. She is also the school governor and board member for HM Courts & Tribunal Service.

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