About the PLAN

Meet the Trustees

The Plan is set up as a trust, which is entirely separate from the Company. It is managed by a board of Trustee Directors, comprising three Independent Directors, three Member Nominated Directors and three Company Appointed Directors.

The current Directors are:

JILL ADAMSON – MEMBER NOMINATED

Jill joined the Board in 2021. She currently holds the position of Director, Group Internal Accounting, with NFI Group who are the Canadian parent company of Alexander Dennis Limited. She has been with NFI Group/Alexander Dennis for more than eight years, working in a variety of roles in tax and finance and has over 25 years’ experience in tax and accounting including three years in the tax department of Scottish & Newcastle plc from 2005–2008.

MARTIN COLES - MEMBER NOMINATED

Martin is a pensioner director and joined the Trustee Board in January 2015. He is self-employed with his own accountancy firm. He was Finance Director for the Northern region of Grand Metropolitan Brewing, which merged with Courage Brewing in 1991. He was subsequently a founder director of Ushers of Trowbridge plc and a trustee of their pension scheme. He is chair of Stepping Stones, a charity operating a district specialist centre for pre-school special needs children and also a trustee of a charity running the Wiltshire Mobile Life Education Centre for primary schools.

JAMES SHARPE - MEMBER NOMINATED

James is currently National Contracts Manager for Star Pubs & Bars. He has held various Operational roles since 1994 with Scottish & Newcastle Retail and Enterprise Inns before returning in 2008. James sits on the BBPA & HUK Gaming Machines Panel and represents the Company’s interests with BACTA, the British Amusement Industry’s political lobbyist.

JOHN HUTCHINSON – COMPANY APPOINTED

John is current Head of Procurement with HEINEKEN UK, having started with Scottish and Newcastle in 2002. Previously John held various commercial sales roles within the HEINEKEN business. He recently stepped down as President and Board Trustee of The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society, a charity founded to help colleagues from the licensed trade. He is married, with three children.

KELLY TAYLOR-WELSH - COMPANY APPOINTED

Kelly is the Head of UK Tax and is also the director of 20 legal entities within the HEINEKEN UK group. Previous positions include working with Lloyd’s Banking Group and Ernst & Young LLP. Kelly is currently Chair of the Plan’s Governance and Audit Committee.

SANDRA WINSTANLEY – COMPANY NOMINATED

Sandra, a qualified actuary, worked for Aon and Mercer before joining HEINEKEN in August 2011 as Global Pensions Manager. She is currently Manager Global Mobility & Compensation in Amsterdam. She joined the SNPP Trustee Board on 1 July 2020, and has been a member of HEINEKEN’s Pensions Governance Committee for nine years.

MARK CONDRON - INDEPENDENT

Mark joined the Board in 2019 and is Chairman of the Investment Committee. Mark has over 30 years' pensions experience covering all aspects of investment, funding, governance and administration. In addition to the Scottish & Newcastle Pension Plan, Mark is a trustee board member with several UK pension funds. He was formerly a senior partner and scheme actuary with Mercer and is an accredited professional pension scheme trustee.

MAX GRAESSER – INDEPENDENT

Max joined the Board in 2022 and chairs the Risk Committee. He has broad experience of many aspects of the pension landscape gained while working with a number of UK pension schemes. He currently chairs the UK schemes of Ricoh Europe and away from the pension world, he is chair of the Uffculme multi-academy schools trust. Previously he worked for ITV for 30 years, latterly as Operations Director for ITV plc.

JANE SCRIVEN - INDEPENDENT - CHAIR OF TRUSTEE BOARD

Jane is a lawyer and was formerly a director on the FTSE 250 PLC boards of Geest and Greene King. She has 19 years’ experience of being a pension trustee chair and has good knowledge of all aspects of a pension scheme. Jane has a number of non-executive roles.