Dalriada Trustees appoints Leanne Coomber and Aimee Nguyen as Professional Trustees
24th February, 2021
Dalriada Trustees Limited (Dalriada), one of the largest providers of independent professional trustee services to pensions schemes in the UK, has today announced the appointment of Leanne Coomber and Aimee Nguyen as Professional Trustees. Aimee will be based in the London office and Leanne in the Bristol office.
Leanne has over 20 years’ experience in the pensions industry managing both DB and DC schemes. Prior to joining Dalriada, Leanne was Trustee Governance Manager and Scheme Secretary for multinational pharmaceutical company Bayer’s £1.5bn UK pension scheme, with its multiple sections and complex issues. Before this, Leanne spent time working for leading pensions consultancies Aon and LCP, both within their consultancy and administration departments, leading DB and DC client teams. Leanne has significant experience in project management, pensions administration and governance. Leanne works closely with both Trustee boards and Employers to run highly effective and cost-efficient pension schemes.
Aimee has 10 years’ experience of working in pensions, most recently at Tesco where she was a Pensions Manager on its DB scheme. Aimee has also held consultancy roles at both PwC and Willis Towers Watson. Aimee’s experience includes advising on triennial valuations, leading on scheme risk and governance issues, and fulfilling all aspects of scheme secretarial duties.
These new appointments provide further support and capacity within Dalriada’s 150 strong team located across its UK-wide office network in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and London.
Commenting on the appointments, Tom Lukic, Chair at Dalriada, said “Demand for leading professional trustee services has never been higher and I am delighted to welcome both Leanne and Aimee to the Dalriada team. As we continue to meet the challenges of an ever-changing pensions world, it is of vital importance that we continue to invest in bringing new skills and talent in to our team, ensuring that the diversity of our team reflects that of the membership of the schemes we help to govern. I am sure that they will make valuable contributions to our business and clients and look forward to working with them both going forward.”
Leanne Coomber commented “Dalriada is one of the leading names in professional trusteeship and I am very excited to be joining the firm. The strength, depth and diversity of the team is particularly impressive and I look forward to making a positive contribution within Dalriada and the schemes that it helps govern.”
Aimee Nguyen commented “Dalriada has an enviable track record helping schemes of all sizes and complexity navigate the increasingly challenging pensions landscape. I look forward to bringing my own experience to bear in this effort alongside my new colleagues in the business.”