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Judging panel 2019

Francesco Briganti, Secretary General, CBBA-Europe
Alessandra M Franzosi, Head of Pension Funds & Asset Owners - Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange Group
Chetan Ghosh, Chief Investment Officer, Centrica Pension Scheme
Robert McElvanney FFA, Head of Strategic Investment Solutions, Santander Asset Management
Diane Mievis, EU Policy Manager, EPRA
Jerry Moriarty, CEO, Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF)
Richard Poole, Legal Director, Pensions & Employee Benefits, Royal Mail Group
Tim Reay, Treasurer, International Employee Benefits Association (IEBA)
Lee Sullivan, Group Pensions Manager, BNP Paribas

Image titleFrancesco Briganti, Secretary General, CBBA-Europe
Since June 2016, Francesco has been the Coordinator of the World Pension Alliance (WPA), a platform of the main worldwide private pensions advocacy organisations. Francesco Briganti is also a member of the Stakeholders Group on Occupational Pensions of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and has set up (and is currently chairing) the Italian branch of the International Employee Benefits Association (IEBA).


Image titleAlessandra M Franzosi, Head of Pension Funds & Asset Owners - Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange Group
Alessandra has been head of pension funds & asset owners - Capital Markets, at the London Stock Exchange Group since 2010. In her role Alessandra has senior relations with UK, Italian and main European Pension Funds. She developed an in depth knowledge of long term institutional investors, key risk and asset allocation trends, their relation with asset management industry and capital markets. She regularly co-organizes and attends as a speaker at key European pension fund conferences. In Italy, she supports ‘Italian Pension Funds Day’ by involving key international speakers with educational and cross fertilisation aims. She is among the organisers of the first ‘Italian Sustainability Day’, fully dedicated to facilitate issuers-investors ESG dialogue. She was part of the working group for the publication of ‘LSEG Guidance of ESG disclosure to investors by issuers ’. Alessandra is Professor of International Financial Markets at Bocconi University and author of numerous publications on investors’ behaviour, international flows of funds and responsible investments.

Image titleChetan Ghosh, Chief Investment Officer, Centrica Pension Scheme
Chetan Ghosh is the Chief Investment Officer for Centrica's pension scheme arrangements and has held an in-house role for the last 9 years. He has been responsible for providing support to the directors of the Investment Committee. His role covers investment strategy considerations, asset class and manager research, and the liaison with the investment advisers. Chetan’s background is primarily from the consultancy side, where he spent 5 years as a pensions actuary and 12 years on the investment side, a large part of which was at Hewitt. In addition, he has spent time in the asset management industry as a multi-manager, Investment Solutions, where he was involved in developing their Fiduciary Management offering.

Image titleRobert McElvanney FFA, Head of Strategic Investment Solutions, Santander Asset Management
Robert has over 25 years’ experience in financial services and joined Santander Asset Management in 2016. He is head of Strategic Investment Solutions and is responsible for delivery of advisory services to the UK Bank’s pension plan and managing multi manager portfolios. Prior to joining Santander, Robert was a Principal Investment Consultant at Aon Hewitt where, he was lead investment advisor to a portfolio of corporate and trustee clients, with pension scheme assets from £100m to £12bn. Whilst there, he was cofounder of the Corporate Advisory and Insurance Solutions groups, and headed up the Transition team for several years. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Image titleDiane Mievis, EU Policy Manager, EPRA
Diane Mievis is a Policy Manager at the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), the voice of Europe's listed real estate – stock exchange quoted property companies, investors and their suppliers. Diane joined EPRA’s Public Affairs Team in November 2018 from the Belgian Government (Walloon Region), where she worked on public investments and European policy. Prior to that, Diane was responsible for global economic affairs at DIGITALEUROPE, a Brussels-based association representing the interests of the Tech Industry. Diane holds a MSc in Political Science/European Studies from the University of Liege (Belgium) and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at Vlerick Business School.

Image titleJerry Moriarty, CEO, Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF)
Jerry Moriarty joined the Irish Association of Pension Funds in 2007 as Director of Policy and has been CEO since 2012. The IAPF represents pension savers with a view to ensuring they can have pensions that are secure, fair and simple. The IAPF provides education, representation and information for its members who are responsible for €110bn in pension savings. Jerry is also Vice Chairperson of PensionsEurope and chairs its DC Committee. In 2014 he was voted Irish Pensions Personality of the Year.

Image titleRichard Poole, Legal Director, Pensions & Employee Benefits, Royal Mail Group
Richard Poole is the pension and benefits lawyer for Royal Mail Group, which has a number of pension schemes in the UK. He has been advising on the administration and management of the Group’s pension schemes since 2000, including the transfer of the Group’s historic pension liabilities to Government, ongoing pensions reform and the introduction of a planned CDC scheme. Richard previously worked in the engineering and oil industries. Richard is an Associate Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and trustee of a charity, the Rowland Hill Fund.

Image titleTim Reay, Treasurer, International Employee Benefits Association (IEBA)
Tim is a former Chairman and current Treasurer of the International Employee Benefits Association, which provides education, information and professional development opportunities to people working in the field of international employee benefits. He is also a senior member of Mercer’s Multinational Client Group based in London. Tim is an experienced international employee benefits actuary, whose career has spanned 30 years consulting to multinational corporations, organisations and governments on all aspects of retirement and risk benefit provision for employees around the world. He has implemented, reviewed or advised on pension and benefit plans for multinational clients in a wide range of countries, has lived in the UK, France and Italy, speaks several European languages, and has worked for clients all over the world.

Image titleLee Sullivan, Group Pensions Manager, BNP Paribas
Lee Sullivan is responsible for the operation and governance of 7 UK pension arrangements covering 12 companies within the BNP Paribas Group. He also created and now sits on 4 Bank governance committees responsible for DC and DB pensions, international pension plans and IFRS accounting. Prior to that he spent many years as a consultant at Aon Hewitt and then Deloitte and also worked for 2 years at NEST and its previous incarnation, the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority. Lee is an associate member of the Pensions Management Institute/

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