Head of Governance appointed for Capita's Atlas Master Trust

Gary Smith, 27 January 2016

Paul McBride joins Capita as Head of Governance for the Master Trust proposition, Atlas. Paul was previously at Legal & General where he was the principal architect of their Master Trust and instrumental in driving the governance agenda. He also sat on L&G’s Independent Governance Committee.

Paul’s pensions career spans four decades covering defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) provision, consultancy, provider and compliance roles. Paul won the Engaged Investor Trustee of the Year award in 2015, was shortlisted for Professional Pensions Personality of the Year and was also recently listed in Pensions Insight's Top 50 People in Pensions for 2015.

Paul will be focusing on the development and management of a ‘best of breed’ Governance Model linking together the various Master Trust functions efficiently, effectively and transparently.

Paul had this to say on his appointment: “My advocacy for the Master Trust model is a matter of record. I have been highly impressed by the passion and professionalism of the Atlas Master Trust team and by Capita’s total commitment to develop an outstanding Master Trust. There is a breadth and depth of knowledge and support throughout Capita and it’s great to work somewhere where pensions is spoken so fluently and so widely."

“I don’t think anyone can disagree that the way schemes communicate with members is an essential ingredient in maximising their outcomes. But, with some notable exceptions, this isn’t something that the industry can boast about. At Capita we have an excellent, dedicated creative team which, harnessed to the power of Orbit, I believe is a way we can define what great member communications look like.”

Gary Smith, Head of DC Consulting, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Paul to the Atlas Master Trust executive management team. He has been at the forefront of the developing master trust marketplace in the UK over the last couple of years and therefore brings considerable experience and expertise to the running of our Atlas Master Trust. Paul is an industry-leader and his decision to join Atlas is yet more confirmation of the quality of solution we have built.”

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