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Ian is the firm’s senior partner. He has decades of experience advising defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes and leads the team for several of the firm’s major trustee clients in the financial services, media and transport sectors. He is a former Chairman of the Association of Pension Lawyers and the Association of Professional Pension Trustees.

As independent chairman or trustee of several pension funds, he has gained a good appreciation of the issues faced by trustee boards from a client perspective. He is also chair of Aegon UK’s master trust and independent governance committee.

Ian was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the community in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in the 2019 New Year honours list.


Qualified: 1980, England & Wales

Pensions experience since: 1982

Joined Sackers: 1996

Joined partnership/LLP: 1996

Employers: Trower Still & Keeling (1978-1981); Nicholson Graham & Jones (1981-1996)

Professional Memberships

Association of Pension Lawyers (Full Member, former Chairman and Secretary)

Association of Professional Pension Trustees (Full Member, former Chairman)