2019 Winners:

Here they are - the winners of the 2019 Women in Pensions Awards...

The awards - which aim to shine a spotlight on the work of inspirational and groundbreaking women in the pensions sector ­- were presented at a glittering gala dinner at the Hilton London Bankside last night (11 July) by  writer and comedian Viv Groskop

The winners are:


Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Emma Douglas (Legal & General

Pensions Woman of the Year

Winner: Emma Douglas (Legal & General)

Highly Commended: Samantha Brown (Herbert Smith Freehills)

Highly commended: Tracy Blackwell (Pension Insurance Corporation)

Pensions Manager of the Year

Winner: Caroline Eastwood (Skipton Building Society)

Highly Commended: Mel Duffield (Universities Superannuation Scheme)

Trustee of the Year

Winner: Judith Maguire (Capital Cranfield Pension Trustees)

Adviser of the Year

Winner: Marian Elliott (Reddington)

Lawyer of the Year

Winner: Anna Copestake (ARC Pensions Law)

Administrator of the Year

Joint winner: Claire Montgomery (Trafalgar House)

Joint winner: Elaine Wiscombe (Pension Protection Fund)

Highly commended: Melanie Adams (Mercer)

Investment Manager of the Year

Winner: Helen Prior (Cardano Risk Management)

Highly Commended: Anna Rule (RPMI Railpen)

Highly Commended: Katherine Husvaeg (Russell Investments)

Rising Star of the Year

Winner: Katherine Pound (Willis Towers Watson)

Highly Commended: Leanne Carpenter (Buck)

Highly Commended: Emma Garrett (Hymans Robertson)

Mentor of the Year

Winner: Lee Georgs (Redington)

Role Model of the Year

Joint Winner: Jennifer Beaumont (RPMI)

Joint Winner: Claire Skinner (Mercer)

Saleswoman/Marketer of the Year

Winner: Rachel Basarab-Horwath (AXA IM, but awarded the accolade for her achievements at her former employer, Mercer)

Team Leader of the Year

Winner: Fae Miller (Mercer)

Most Inspiring Returner

Winner: Geri McMahon

Change Excellence

Winner: Karen Shackleton (MJ Hud

Highly Commended: Romi Savova (PensionBee)

Award for Supporting Diversity

Winner: Willis Towers Watson

Highly Commended: Sackers