Meet the Trustees
The role of the JMEPS Trustees is to ensure that the Scheme is administered in accordance with its Trust Deed and Rules and in the interests of all its members. The Trustees meet at least five times a year, and they retain firms of professional advisers for day to day advice to ensure that the Scheme runs smoothly. A list of the Trustees' professional advisers is contained within the Plan's latest Annual Report and Accounts and can also be found on the left hand side of this page.
There are currently seven individual Trustees. Three Trustees are nominated by the Company, three are elected by members, known as ‘Member Nominated Trustees’ and one is independent.
Select a Trustee name from below to read more:
Mike was appointed as a Member Nominated Trustee in November 2010.
Mike's current role is as a Production Manager within Noble Metals, having joined JM as a Metallurgist in 1986. From 1999 to 2011 Mike was a member of the JMEPS Consultative Committee, during which time he held various roles including that of Secretary and ultimately Chairman. That experience provided Mike with a good grounding in pension matters which has proved invaluable in helping him to fulfil his current role as a Trustee. Since being appointed Mike has completed further training including the Pension Regulator’s ‘Trustee toolkit’.
Paul's current role is Group HR and Environmental Health and Safety Director.
Paul joined Johnson Matthey in February 2002 and was appointed as a Company Trustee on 13 May 2010.
Mark joined Johnson Matthey in 2001 and has worked in IT and Quality Control, having originally trained as an Instrument and Control Engineer. Before becoming a Trustee, Mark served on the JMEPS Consultative Committee for four years and was Secretary for two years. Mark also served briefly as a pension fund trustee in a previous employment.
Simon Hooper started work at Johnson Matthey Brimsdown in 1977 and has been a JMEPS member since then.
He was elected as the Brimsdown representative on the JMEPS Consultative Committee approximately 15 years ago, and became chairman three years later.
When a trustee vacancy arose about 10 years ago, he was elected by the Committee as a Member Nominated Trustee. He served in this role for eight years.
He retired from Johnson Matthey two years ago and necessarily resigned as a Member Nominated Trustee. There was however a Company Nominated Pensioner Trustee position vacant which he was able to fill and he has been appointed to serve in this capacity since.
I joined Johnson Matthey in 1988 as a Financial Accountant in Head Office and have been in my current role, Finance Director of the Precious Metals Products Division, since 2000.
I trained as a chartered accountant with McQuillan Kelly & Company in Dublin and am a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. I’ve been a member of JMEPS since joining the company in 1988 and became an Employer Nominated Trustee in January 2011. Since becoming a Trustee I have undertaken relevant training using the Pension Regulator’s Trustee Toolkit and attended both internal and externally courses to ensure I am well placed to fulfil my role as Trustee.
Christine worked for Johnson Matthey for nearly 40 years and was asked to join the Trustee Board, as a Company Nominated Trustee, in July 1994 and served until 2005 when she retired from the Company. However, it was not long before Christine joined the Consultative Committee, as a pensioner member and in January 2007 she was elected as a Member Nominated Trustee.
Adrian is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co, now KPMG. His entire working career of 41 years was in the City from which he retired in July 2004. He was appointed Chairman of the Trustees of JMEPS in October 2006.
For the last 26 years he worked in the Fund Management sector. He held senior positions in Morgan Grenfell Asset Management as Head of Administration and subsequently as Group Compliance Officer for Morgan Grenfell Group; Deputy Managing Director of Midland Montagu Asset Management; and for 12 years as Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Hermes Pensions Management.
Hermes Pensions Management is owned by the BT Pension Scheme, and together with the Post Office Pension Scheme, they are the two major clients. In addition, Hermes Pensions Management provided operational support and the Pension Secretariat to BT Pension Scheme.
During his time at Hermes Pensions Management he also held a number of Non- Executive Directorships representing the interests of investments by Hermes Pension Scheme.