The Scheme’s constitution requires the annual re-appointment of the independent trustee directors and the election of a Chairman. The Board has elected Jon Bridger as a new Chairman of the Trustee. Jon was originally appointed as an independent professional trustee Director in 2017 with a view to future succession planning, so he knows the Scheme well. The Board felt it was the right time to implement this succession plan.
The previous Chairman, Alan Pickering CBE, will remain on the Board as an independent professional trustee Director. Alan has been a member of the Trustee Board for nearly 40 years, serving as Chairman for the last 20 years. The Board is indebted to Alan for his commitment and dedication to the Scheme.