Naomi, a director in our Nottingham office, has nearly twenty years’ experience in pensions and a formidable reputation in the field.
After ten years as a pension lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills where she advised clients such as the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries, KPMG and the National Trust, she was seconded to government to advise on the establishment of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and the moral hazard provisions of the Pensions Act 2004.
She then joined the PPF as its inaugural Director of Legal, leading the team advising on the world’s first risk based levy, international insolvency litigation, and a multi billion investment portfolio.
Subsequently as Director of Strategy and Policy she was responsible for negotiation with government and the EU on pension policy as well as overall strategy for the PPF, and was a member of the Executive Committee.
She has very broad experience of issues affecting pension schemes from ongoing financial negotiations, benefit structures and equalisation, distress and employer debt, and, of course, wind ups both inside and outside the PPF, and the PPF levy.
Naomi is committed to the reduction of complexity and wasted cost in pensions, and to clear, constructive and good humoured communication in the interests of members and employers alike.
Naomi studied law at Clare College Cambridge where she was also a Choral Scholar, has a Masters in European Law from the University of Brussels, a certificate in Advanced Management from Ashridge, and is a trained Executive Coach.
Naomi is also a Master Gardener and a trustee of Garden Organic, the national charity, patron HRH Prince Charles.