Appointed by HM Government, January 2012
Assumed chairmanship of the fund: November
2016. Richard is currently chairman of the Embark Group and Old Mutual Global Investors and a director of Union Bancaire Privee Japan, BTG plc, Lloyds Banking Group Insurance, Julius Baer International Limited. He is also a trustee of the James Neill Pension Plan.
Richard Wohanka joined Union Bancaire Privée in October 2009 as CEO of Asset Management and Alternative Investments. With more than twenty years of experience in asset management, Richard has an impressive track record of successfully growing the businesses he ran. A specialist in international finance, he was CEO of Fortis Investment Management from 2001 to 2009 and CEO of WestLB Asset Management from 1998 to 2001. Before this, he worked for thirteen years with Banque Paribas, three of which he spent as CEO of Asset Management. Richard is multilingual and an economic history graduate of both Harvard and Cambridge
Robert Armour, OBE
Robert Armour was appointed a director/trustee of the NLF in June 2013 having been nominated by EDF Energy.
He currently holds a number of non executive appointments including Albion Community Power, Regenerco Renewable Energy and other renewable ventures. He is senior counsel at Gowlings, an international legal practice and a director of Equiniti David Venus as well as chair of the Independent Expert Commission on Energy Regulation appointed by the Scottish Government in 2013.
Previously, Robert was deputy chairman of Nugen, chair of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (2009 – 2013), General Counsel at British Energy Group and its predecessor companies (1990 – 2009) and was a member of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority. He lives in Edinburgh and was awarded the OBE for services to the electricity industry in 2007.
Sally Bridgeland BSc ARCS FIA FRSA
Sally was appointed as a director/trustee by HM Government in April 2017.
Sally was appointed as a director/trustee by HM Government in April 2017. Sally currently combines governance consultancy for Avida International with a number of complementary non-executive and advisory roles. She is a non-executive director at insurer Royal London, at Impax Asset Management plc and Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) Limited, where she chairs its FCA regulated investment company. She is a trustee at both NEST Corporation and the Lloyds Bank pension schemes and was previously the Chief Executive Officer of BP Pension Trustees Limited
In the past, Sally has served on the FTSE Policy Group, the NAPF Investment Council, the Council of the UK actuarial profession and chaired a number of its Boards, Committees and working parties. She is a past Chairman of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries' Education Committee and was the first female Master Actuary (July 2016 - July 2017).
Catherine Cripps was appointed as a director and trustee by HM government in November 2017. She has had a long career in financial services, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in 1989.
Catherine is a non-executive director of CQS Management Ltd., a $12bn asset manager with a specialisation in credit. She is also a member of the CQS Remuneration and Audit Committees and chairs the Performance Management Committee.
Catherine was an Investment Director at GAM from 2006 to 2011 where she was Head of Research for the Multi-Manager team and head of the Segregated Accounts business. Prior to GAM, Catherine was CEO of a multi-strategy fund of hedge fund manager, Aida Capital Limited, which she joined shortly after its inception in 2001. Previously, she held various positions in equity derivatives trading, risk management and product control at different investment banks, including Credit Suisse and Bankers Trust. Between 1995 and 1998 Catherine was based in Asia, both Hong Kong and Singapore.
Catherine holds an MA in Physics from Oxford University and is also currently doing post graduate research at Imperial College, London, specialising in Quantum Information.
Dr Peter Neumann, MIMMM, CEng
Peter Neumann was appointed as a Director / Trustee of the NLF by on 1 December 2014, having been nominated by EDF Energy.
Peter had 40 years experience in the nuclear power generation business in the UK, and held a range of senior positions in British Energy / EDF (Nuclear Generation) and its predecessors before retiring in 2008. Amongst these senior positions was Deputy Head of Engineering and Head of Design Authority. Peter played a leading role in providing solutions to the biggest technical and nuclear safety challenges faced by the UK’s fleet of Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors during his period in the industry, in many cases leading teams to provide these solutions.
Peter continued to support EDF as a Senior Consultant, providing independent oversight on the company’s approach to a range of business critical technical and non-technical issues prior to joining the NLF board. In addition, up until 2016, Peter was also Chairman of the MOD’s Research Programmes Group, which provides independent advice to the MOD’s Chief Scientific Adviser on the adequacy of their research programmes in the area of nuclear propulsion.