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Executive team

Day-to-day management of Nest Corporation and the Nest scheme is delegated by the Board to our Chief Executive Officer, who is supported by an executive team.

Executive team profiles

Ian was appointed as Interim CEO of Nest Corporation on 1 May 2024.

Ian has 25 years’ experience working in financial services. He was a Group Board Director at Skipton Building Society from 2012 to 2023 where he held positions of Commercial & Strategy Director for 10 years and then Interim Group CEO. Prior to his time at Skipton Building Society Ian has held senior leadership roles at Homeloan Management Limited, Virgin Money, Bradford & Bingley and Capital One. 

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Dan Davis, Chief Risk Officer at Nest is a Certified member of the Institute of Risk Management. He has 10 years' senior experience leading risk and compliance teams within pensions and prior to this in high profile civil engineering projects. Dan has also supported the World Bank with their engagements in Georgia and Bulgaria to set up and improve the risk and governance structures of their national pension providers.

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Mark has been an investment manager for over 27 years and managed money at a variety of institutions.

Mark was head of Japanese equities at Gartmore, and held the role of Chief Investment Officer at American Express Asset Management International.

Before joining Nest, Mark was a partner at the boutique investment manager Thames River Capital LLP.

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Neville has extensive experience in the financial services sector, having held senior legal roles at RSA, AEGON, St James’s Place and Lloyds Bank.

Neville began his career in the Army, serving as a Captain in the Royal Engineers.

Richard is a Chartered Management Accountant with broad financial experience and extensive knowledge of corporate governance, commercial business partnering, strategic planning, M&A activity and system improvements.

His experience over the last 20 years includes leading financial roles in a number of blue-chip UK retail and consumer product companies, such as Home Retail Group, BAA, Kingfisher, Whitbread and BP.

Gavin has been involved with the development of auto enrolment since 2007, initially advising DWP on the operational impacts of the proposed legislation and moving on to the development of the requirements for what would become the solution for Nest.

Prior to his work at Nest, Gavin spent almost his entire career in the corporate pensions sector.

Will is Executive Director of Nest Insight, Nest’s in-house research and thought leadership unit focused on delivering cutting-edge research into how to improve retirement outcomes for the ‘DC generation’. He has nearly 15 years of experience working in strategy, public policy and research relating to personal finance and pensions, including time working for the UK Government on financial inclusion and on the design and implementation of their landmark Automatic Enrolment programme. In 2008 he joined Nest, shortly after it was formed (then as PADA) and joined the executive team in 2010 as Strategy Director.

In 2016 he oversaw the launch of the Insight Unit and since earlier this year has been focused on it full time. Outside of Nest he is a member of the research committee of the International Centre for Pensions Management, and of the World Economic Forum’s project expert committee for their Retirement and Investment Systems Reform Project.

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