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Three more trustees joining Nest board

The Government has recruited three additional trustees for Nest as the scheme prepares to launch to a handful of voluntary employers this year.

Pensions minister Steve Webb has confirmed the appointments of former Deloitte partner Iraj Amiri, Consumer Focus non-executive director Sharon Darcy and TUC head of campaigns and communications Nigel Stanley.

The new trustees will hold the role for five years. Each trustee member will receive a salary of £20,100 for a time commitment of 30 days a year.

Webb says: “Iraj, Sharon and Nigel bring vast experience of representing the interests of consumers and financial management, which will be hugely beneficial to the trustee of the Nest scheme.”

Amiri, Darcy and Stanley join existing trustee chairman Lawrence Churchill and trustee members Tom Boardman, Laurie Edmans, Paul Hewitt, Chris Hitchen, Julius Pursaill and Sue Slipman on the board.

Nest chairman Lawrence Churchill says: “This is a critical and exciting time for Nest. These appointments will be a valuable addition to the corporation and the trustee in carrying out its oversight role and will complement the skills and expertise of our existing trustee members extremely well.”

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