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Navigating DEI – insight and good practice for inclusive pension schemes

Navigating DEI – insight and good practice for inclusive pension schemes

02 July 2024 | 14:00 - 15:00

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Navigating DEI – insight and good practice for inclusive pension schemes

Webinar by Scottish Widows

With more people saving into pensions than ever before, pension schemes are serving an increasingly diverse population of savers. Implementing the right Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy, can have wide reaching benefits - from better decision making, through to inclusive design and engagement and ultimately driving improved member outcomes.

In the wake of the Pensions Regulators’ published guidance, governing bodies are being asked to improve schemes’ DEI - the Scottish Widows Master Trust has made meaningful strides in this area, successfully embedding a wide-ranging and comprehensive DEI framework which can be adapted and implemented by any governing body.
Sandy Dhlamini, ED&I lead at the Pensions Regulator joins Sharon Bellingham, Master Trust Lead at Scottish Widows, for an enlightening discussion.
DEI is not a one-size-fits-all, but this session will help you to create and embed an EDI strategy that works for you and your members.

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    Fees

    free for members and non-members
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    3

    speakers
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    1 hour

    of CPD
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    Online

    BrightTALK

Event Details

THE BASICS

Topics of discussion:
Who should attend:
  • Pension Scheme Managers
  • Trustees
  • Administrators
  • Policy advisers
  • Consultants
  • Lawyers
  • Corporate IFAs
  • Investment managers
  • Actuaries
  • Communication professionals
The venue
Event Venue Brighttalk 2
Sandisiwe Dhlamini
Sandisiwe Dhlamini
TPR
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead

Sandie is the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead at TPR having joined the organisation in June 2022. She most recently worked at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as the Head of Policy Transformation and Diversity & Inclusion. She is a CIPD accredited HR professional with over 10 years’ experience in the public sector. Over the course of her career, she has worked in the Civil Service and National Health Service leading on Diversity & Inclusion, Reward, employee relations, change and project management.

Sharon Bellingham
Sharon Bellingham
Scottish Widows
- Master Trust & IGC Lead

An experienced pensions professional, Sharon comes with 30 years’ DC experience consulting across a wide range of disciplines. Sharon joined Scottish Widows in September 2020 and works closely with the Scottish Widows IGC and Master Trust Trustee Board – Sharon has unrivalled insight and well-rounded experience gained from her time in consultancy as well as from being on the provider “front line”.
Sharon is an Accredited Professional Pension Trustee and a member of the PLSA Master Trust Committee; she also Chairs the ABI Master Trust Working Group and is a member of the Scottish Widows Master Trust Scheme Strategist Committee.

Tim Middleton
Tim Middleton
PMI
- Director of Policy and External Affairs