Helen Dean appointed as new NEST CEO

Helen Dean appointed as new NEST CEO

NEST (3 July) announced that, after a strong competition, Helen Dean, currently NEST’s executive director, product and marketing, has been appointed as NEST’s new chief executive. She will take on the role in the autumn.

Otto Thoresen, NEST Chair, commented:

‘It’s fantastic news that we have been able to appoint somebody with Helen’s background and experience, and her knowledge of NEST, to take over. The next few years are going to be critical ones in terms of ensuring auto enrolment goes smoothly for small and micro businesses. Helen’s frontline experience of the challenges we face will be invaluable in helping NEST to navigate that journey.

‘Of course, we will be sorry to see Tim go but we wish him well in his future endeavours in the digital money sector.’

Helen Dean commented:

‘I’m delighted to take on the role of CEO at NEST. Under Tim Jones’ leadership we’ve built very strong foundations so far and I’m looking forward to building on those to help NEST to tackle the next stages of auto enrolment.

‘NEST has got an amazing team of people, all with a very clear sense of mission – helping millions more people save for retirement. With their support, I know we’ll continue to deliver what our members and employers need.’

Tim Jones, NEST chief executive commented:

‘I’m very proud to have played a part in establishing NEST, and bringing pension saving to millions. Whilst I’ll be sad to leave NEST I’m very pleased that Helen Dean will be taking over my role – I’ll be leaving NEST in very safe hands.’

Baroness Altmann CBE, Minister of State for Pensions commented:

‘I would like to warmly welcome Helen Dean as the new Chief Executive Officer of NEST Corporation. Helen has played a pivotal role in shaping, developing and implementing the NEST pension scheme established to support the automatic enrolment programme.

‘Automatic enrolment is designed to affect all UK employers and workers, resulting in up to nine million people newly saving towards their retirement.  Over the next two years, NEST’s focus will be on the hundreds of thousands of small and micro employers that will begin to enrol their workers into pension schemes, many of whom will choose NEST.’

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