LPP appoints new non-executive directors

Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) has appointed Sarah Laessig and Jill Mackenzie to the LPP board as non-executive directors and Martin Tully to the LPP investments board as a non-executive director.

Commenting on the appointments, LPP chair Michael O’Higgins said: “Sarah, Jill and Martin bring a wealth of insight and experience to the LPP Group.

“Their collective knowledge in banking, finance and pensions within the private and public sector will be of immense value to LPP”.

Laessig currently holds a number of board positions in the private and public sectors. She is a commissioner on the Civil Service Commission and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, whilst also being a non-executive director of Valoot Technologies Ltd.

Additionally, Laessig sits on the board of advisors of a US based technology firm, data.world, and previously had an executive banking career at Citigroup.

Mackenzie holds various non-executive, trustee and chair positions, mostly related to pensions. She is chair and lord chancellor of the Judicial Pension Board, while also being chair of trustees of the Legal Services Commission Pension Scheme.

At Nest Corporation, Mackenzie is a board and trustee member, as well as senior independent director, and chair of the National Assembly for Wales Assembly Members Pension Scheme.

Prior to this, she had a 25 year career focused on leading organisation in their HR, shared services and organisational transformation committees.

Tully brings over 20 years of experience in the banking, asset management and pensions sectors to his new role. He previously held senior management positions at Ashmore, Rothschild, Citigroup and HSBC.

He also has experience in directorships, as he set up managed corporate entities, collective investment vehicles and special purpose vehicles internationally.

O’Higgins added: “I am also pleased to confirm that following the expansion of the LPP Board, with the appointments of Sarah and Kill, and in accordance with best practice, Sir Peter Rogers has been appointed as the first senior independent director of LPP.”

All appointments are with immediate effect.

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