Beatrice Herrmann holds 25+ years of experience in international pension consulting with Mercer, Commerzbank and Allianz Group. She is a former Managing Director of Mercer’s German group trustee, which is one of the largest group trustees in Germany offering pension protection in case of insolvency. She was also responsible for the administration of funded pension solutions and managed the employee self-service tools. Previously, Beatrice worked as senior consultant in the Pension Solutions entities of both Commerzbank and Allianz Group advising corporate clients on best in class investment solutions for their pension plans.
Beatrice brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in funded pension solutions. She has in-depth knowledge in the complete value chain of occupational pension provision. Beatrice will help corporates and pension funds find the best fitting solutions to their investment governance problems. She will also help financial service providers optimise their business approach to occupational pensions in the German market.
Paul Boerboomfounded Avida International in 2006 and has been advising institutional investors and their advisers throughout Europe ever since. Typical themes are client retention, commercial development, partnering and outsourcing in various (complex) investment areas such as investment consulting, fiduciary management and illiquid investments.
Previously, Paul performed a number of senior roles at Royal Dutch Shell and has lived in Latin America and various European countries. During this time he was part of the Supervisory Committee of various joint ventures and led complex M&A projects and contractual negotiations in the renewable energy, gas and power sectors. He also acted as Head of Investment Strategy and portfolio manager private equity for Shell Pensions.
Sally Bridgeland is an actuary with pensions and investment experience as an adviser, trustee and non executive director.
Sally is a non-executive director at insurer Royal London, at Impax Asset Management and Local Pensions Partnership Limited, where she chairs its FCA regulated investment company.
Until recently Sally was a pension trustee for both NEST Corporation and the Lloyds Bank pension funds, having previously been Chief Executive Officer of the BP Pension Scheme 2007-14. She spent 20 years with Aon as a consultant and in research and innovation.
Simone Lavellehas a strong pensions industry background having worked with some of its leading players in her career. Her early career spanned risk management and control, which provided a strong technical and control foundation for her work in the pensions industry.
She joined Avida in 2014 where she is involved in projects for organisational change and client retention programmes. Prior to Avida she was Director at Law Debenture in the UK, where she co-managed the Independent Trustees Team as well as acting as an Independent Trustee. Prior to that she was COO/CFO at Cardano UK, responsible for shaping the financial, operational and support functions as well as risk governance. Simone started her career at ING, progressing to Rabobank International where she was Executive Director and Head of Risk Control.